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Peyton Manning gets most Pro Bowl votes

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Peyton Manning is one third of the way to getting lei’d.  Again.

Pro Bowl balloting has closed at NFL.com, and the Broncos quarterback has secured the most votes.

The online popularity poll resulted in more than 993,000 votes for Manning, who edged out Pats quarterback Tom Brady for the most total votes.

The others in the top five were Texans running back Arian Foster (829,591 votes), Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (828,225) and Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (777,827).

First-year players, despite many of them having a great year, were not very well represented.  Rookie Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III finished sixth overall, with more than 683,000 votes.  Vikings rookie tackle Matt Kalil was the NFC leader at his position, with more than 193,000 votes.

Fan voting counts for 33 percent of the total Pro Bowl roster.  Player votes and coach votes make up the remaining two thirds.

The team will be announced later this month.  The game will be played on the Sunday before the Super Bowl, amid persistent suggestions from the NFL that the plug should be pulled on a game that appears at times to be two-hand-touch in full pads.

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24 Responses to “Peyton Manning gets most Pro Bowl votes”
  1. mjbulls45 says: Dec 20, 2012 1:16 PM

    sweep the leg

  2. logicalvoicesays says: Dec 20, 2012 1:19 PM

    No Redskins will be at the Probowl because they will be preparing to hoist Lombardi #4 in New Orleans.

  3. imissnumber21 says: Dec 20, 2012 1:25 PM

    Go get’em Robert!

  4. tdk24 says: Dec 20, 2012 1:26 PM

    The game should be played a week or 2 AFTER the superbowl.

  5. surfinbird1 says: Dec 20, 2012 1:28 PM

    Free pizza for everybody.

  6. mightymightylafootball says: Dec 20, 2012 1:30 PM

    Man that’s an awesome picture.

    Peyton Manning: Giving geeks hope since 1998

  7. immafubared says: Dec 20, 2012 1:36 PM

    Are you kidding me. The hands down winner for this award has to be Aaron Rogers. Manning stood behind one of the top o lines and tossed ten yard patsy passes all game long not to mention joining a team with a top defense and three or four very good running backs. He should be winning.

    Rogers played behind the worst O line in football, half his receiving core on IR, half his running backs on IR, his top pass rushers on injury lists for weeks on end, the punter finding God but not the uprights, an early victory stolen by the refs, and yet they win their division and have one of the best records in the league.

    MVP is the award for the best player, not the one who completed the most passes.

  8. dtrb10 says: Dec 20, 2012 1:46 PM

    Adrian Peterson is hands down the best player in the NFL. He should be leading the voting and get the MVP and it shouldn’t even be close!

  9. johnnycash19 says: Dec 20, 2012 1:47 PM

    Fans voting shouldn’t count. Let’s be honest. When fans get to the O-line voting, they just vote for people they’ve heard of.

    The fan voting should be just for show. Leave the actual voting for the coaches and players.

  10. spellingcops says: Dec 20, 2012 2:09 PM

    immafubared says: Dec 20, 2012 1:36 PM

    Are you kidding me. The hands down winner for this award has to be Aaron Rogers. Manning stood behind one of the top o lines and tossed ten yard patsy passes all game long not to mention joining a team with a top defense and three or four very good running backs. He should be winning.

    Rogers played behind the worst O line in football, half his receiving core on IR, half his running backs on IR, his top pass rushers on injury lists for weeks on end, the punter finding God but not the uprights, an early victory stolen by the refs, and yet they win their division and have one of the best records in the league.

    MVP is the award for the best player, not the one who completed the most passes.
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    Shut up blind homer

  11. shootahcowboy says: Dec 20, 2012 2:09 PM

    immafubared says:
    Dec 20, 2012 1:36 PM
    Are you kidding me. The hands down winner for this award has to be Aaron Rogers. Manning stood behind one of the top o lines and tossed ten yard patsy passes all game long not to mention joining a team with a top defense and three or four very good running backs. He should be winning.

    Rogers played behind the worst O line in football, half his receiving core on IR, half his running backs on IR, his top pass rushers on injury lists for weeks on end, the punter finding God but not the uprights, an early victory stolen by the refs, and yet they win their division and have one of the best records in the league.

    MVP is the award for the best player, not the one who completed the most passes.

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    Sorry, but Dallas’s O-Line is much worse than Green Bays. Considering the mulitple sacks per game that Romo miraculously avoids, as well as having WRs that can’t run the correct routes, Tony should garner just under 50,000,000 votes.

    Put just about any other QB behind that line, with those WRs, and you are probably not even sniffing the playoffs.

  12. steelers4385 says: Dec 20, 2012 2:09 PM

    Wow. So stupid. I hate so many fake nfl fans. Adrian peterson deserve the mvp and most probowl votes.

  13. canadianvikingfaniii says: Dec 20, 2012 2:13 PM

    immafubared says:Dec 20, 2012 1:36 PM

    Are you kidding me. The hands down winner for this award has to be Aaron Rogers. Manning stood behind one of the top o lines and tossed ten yard patsy passes all game long not to mention joining a team with a top defense and three or four very good running backs. He should be winning.

    Rogers played behind the worst O line in football, half his receiving core on IR, half his running backs on IR, his top pass rushers on injury lists for weeks on end, the punter finding God but not the uprights, an early victory stolen by the refs, and yet they win their division and have one of the best records in the league.

    MVP is the award for the best player, not the one who completed the most passes.
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    You must be new to football, aren’t you?

  14. kingmj4891 says: Dec 20, 2012 2:14 PM

    immafubared says:
    Dec 20, 2012 1:36 PM
    Are you kidding me. The hands down winner for this award has to be Aaron Rogers. Manning stood behind one of the top o lines and tossed ten yard patsy passes all game long not to mention joining a team with a top defense and three or four very good running backs. He should be winning.

    Rogers played behind the worst O line in football, half his receiving core on IR, half his running backs on IR, his top pass rushers on injury lists for weeks on end, the punter finding God but not the uprights, an early victory stolen by the refs, and yet they win their division and have one of the best records in the league.

    MVP is the award for the best player, not the one who completed the most passes.

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    Rodgers is nothing but a system QB see Matt Flynn week 17 last year.

  15. Where's Bud Grant when you need him? says: Dec 20, 2012 2:29 PM

    Dec 20, 2012 1:36 PM
    Are you kidding me.

    MVP is the award for the best player, not the one who completed the most passes.

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    No one is kidding you… The too voted player for the PRO BOWL was Manning. Why you think it has anything to do with the MVP award only you know…

  16. packh8er says: Dec 20, 2012 2:38 PM

    How did Arian Foster get more (barely) votes than AD when he’s having such a monster season? That’s just crazy.

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m not for a second saying Foster doesn’t deserve a trip to Hawaii, simply stating that he’s not quite on the same level this year as Peterson, but who is?

  17. Beezo-Doo-doo-Zippity-Bop-bop-bop says: Dec 20, 2012 2:54 PM

    @immafubared, Aaron who?

  18. rc33 says: Dec 20, 2012 3:10 PM

    Whenever I see one of those huge glass cookie jars I think of Peyton Manning.

  19. bro15360 says: Dec 20, 2012 3:27 PM

    ————————————-
    immafubared says:
    Dec 20, 2012 1:36 PM
    Are you kidding me. The hands down winner for this award has to be Aaron Rogers. Manning stood behind one of the top o lines and tossed ten yard patsy passes all game long not to mention joining a team with a top defense and three or four very good running backs. He should be winning.

    Rogers played behind the worst O line in football, half his receiving core on IR, half his running backs on IR, his top pass rushers on injury lists for weeks on end, the punter finding God but not the uprights, an early victory stolen by the refs, and yet they win their division and have one of the best records in the league.

    MVP is the award for the best player, not the one who completed the most passes.
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    This isn’t about MVP. Did you read the article? It’s for the Pro Bowl. It’s the fan’s selection. It’s basically a popularity contest. The player’s and coaches votes usually tell the real story but I wouldn’t be surprised to see Manning win there as well.

  20. 8to80texansblog says: Dec 20, 2012 3:38 PM

    As a Texan fan even I’m surprised by Arian getting more votes than AD. Peterson has come on VERY strong as of late and much of this voting was done months ago. Only reason why I can rationalize Arian getting more votes…. maybe the “Arian, Can I have your hat?” commercials helped…

    Fan voting is just a popularity contest. I remember one year Yao Ming got voted to the All Star game and he was injured the whole year. Most fans are stupid and vote with name recognition.

  21. cadillacjosh says: Dec 20, 2012 3:46 PM

    Let us be honest, worst o-line belongs to the Cardinals.

    This is coming from a Bear fan, who’s team gave up the most sack last year and did not add a single player. Add in 4 out of our opening day 5 starters are hurt or benched. I’d still take us over the Cardinals.

    And the Cowboy’s fan, I’ve seen almost all of your games. I will trade you straight up o-line for o-line. You can have Urlacher too!

  22. malvaren18 says: Dec 20, 2012 5:21 PM

    All that is left is The MVP, and comeback player of the year awards.

  23. zn0rseman says: Dec 21, 2012 12:13 AM

    Harrison Smith should be in the Pro Bowl.

  24. CKL says: Dec 21, 2012 4:23 AM

    hey mightymightylafootball,
    Your comment was on PFT the TV show last night. Kudos!

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