Four Chargers hopefuls vying for Pro Bowl

Four San Diego Chargers that have never been to the Pro Bowl are statistically ranked in the top five at their respective position and at 9-3 they figure to send more than one of those players.

The NFL will announce its Pro Bowl rosters on December 22 as the top performers of 2005 will earn the right to play for conference supremacy under the bright Hawaiian sun.

A number of this year's AFC standouts aim to suit up for the Pro Bowl for the first time and four of those are San Diego Chargers.

Following are the AFC players ranking in the top five in conference statistics who have never been selected to a Pro Bowl:

 

 

 

 

AFC

CATEGORY PLAYER TEAM

STATISTIC

RANKING

Passer Rating Ben Roethlisberger (R) Pittsburgh

103.2

 

2

 
  Drew Brees San Diego

103.1

 

3

 
  Chad Pennington New York

97.4

 

4

 
         
Receptions Antonio Gates San Diego

72

 

3

 
  Andre Johnson Houston

68

 

T4

 
         
Receiving Yards Andre Johnson Houston

1,018

 

2

 
  Brandon Stokley Indianapolis

882

 

5

 
         
Rushing Yards Rudi Johnson Cincinnati

1,105

 

4

 
         
Scoring Shayne Graham Cincinnati

100

 

2

 
  Nate Kaeding (R) San Diego

91

 

3

 
         
Punt Returns Dennis Northcutt Cleveland

11.3

 

2

 
  B.J. Sams (R) Baltimore

10.3

 

4

 
  Nate Clements Buffalo

10.0

 

5

 
         
Kick Returns Terrence McGee Buffalo

26.9

 

1

 
  Bethel Johnson New England

25.2

 

2

 
  Antwaan Randle El Pittsburgh

25.1

 

4

 
  Tim Dwight San Diego

24.8

 

5

 
         
Interceptions Tory James Cincinnati

7

 

T1

 
  Dunta Robinson (R) Houston

5

 

T3

 
  Andre Dyson Tennessee

5

 

T3

 
  Anthony Henry Cleveland

4

 

T5

 
  Lamont Thompson Tennessee

4

 

T5

 
  Deshea Townsend Pittsburgh

4

 

T5

 
  Eric Warfield Kansas City

4

 

T5

 
  Troy Polamalu Pittsburgh

4

 

T5

 
         
Sacks Robert Mathis Indianapolis

9.5

 

T2

 
  Terrell Suggs Baltimore

9.5

 

T2

 
  Aaron Smith Pittsburgh

8.0

 

5

 

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