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Four Vikings lead in NFC Pro Bowl voting
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Adrian Peterson (Jon Dahlin/Viking Update)
Posted Nov 14, 2012
The Vikings have four players at the top of their positions in NFC Pro Bowl balloting online by the fans.
Vikings running back
is fifth overall in Pro Bowl voting, but despite leading the NFL in rushing yards he isn’t the top vote-getter among running backs.
leads all running backs and is third overall with 333,396 votes from fans on NFL.com’s Pro Bowl voting. Peterson has 298,323 votes.
leads all balloting with 376,981 votes, followed by Patriots QB
with 345,036 votes. In between Foster and Peterson is Packers QB
with 320,307 votes, meaning quarterbacks took three of the top five spots, with running backs filling the other two spots.
The Vikings were well-represented among the leaders at positions in the NFC.
Peterson led NFC running backs and rookie offensive tackle
led all NFC tackles with 74,615 votes.
wasn’t the top vote-getter among NFC wide receivers (that honor belongs to the Giants’
), but Harvin was the top kick returner in the NFC with 50,994 votes.
The Vikings had one positional leader on defense, where DE
garnered 150,611 votes.
The other top NFC leaders were Rodgers at QB, Packers FB
, Falcons TE
, 49ers G
, Packers C
, and 49ers K
. In addition to Allen on defense, the NFC leaders were Bears DT
, Packers OLB
, 49ers ILB
, Bears CB
, Packers SS
, Buccaneers FS
, Packer P
and 49ers coverage specialist C.J. Spillman.
Fan voting, which makes up one-third of the overall vote, continues at NFL.com/probowl through Dec. 17. Players and coaches’ votes count toward two-thirds of the overall voting.
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