Eagles QB Carson Wentz leads Pro Bowl voting by fans with one week left

As fan voting enters its final week, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback CARSON WENTZ, with 562,958 total votes, continues to lead all players in balloting for the 2018 Pro Bowl.

New England quarterback TOM BRADY (499,727 votes) ranks second overall, while Pittsburgh running backLE’VEON BELL (499,042 votes), Pittsburgh wide receiver ANTONIO BROWN (487,170 votes) and New Orleans quarterback DREW BREES (439,079 votes) round out the top five.

Fan voting for the 2018 Pro Bowl will continue online and on web-enabled mobile phones atwww.NFL.com/probowlvote through Thursday, December 14. In addition:

  • Fans may vote via Twitter’s Direct Message (DM) Voting Experience, which has never been done for an All-Star game before. Fans may participate via entry cards tweeted from all 32 team accounts or by directly visiting the @NFL profile page at Twitter.com/NFL. The entry cards will initiate a private “Direct Message” and enable fans to select a position group or search for a player or team to begin the voting process.

  • Starting tomorrow, fans can also vote directly on Twitter with the #ProBowlVote hashtag. To cast such a vote, fans should tweet the first and last name of the player, or the player’s official Twitter handle, along with the hashtag: #ProBowlVote. This method is in addition to the online ballot at NFL.com/ProBowlVote and the DM Voting Experience, which will both be available throughout the voting period.

The 2018 Pro Bowl, which kicks off at a new start time of 3:00 PM ET on Sunday, January 28, will be televised live from Camping World Stadium on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and simulcast on ABC. Players for the game are determined by the consensus votes of fans, players and coaches. Each group’s vote counts one-third toward determining the 88 All-Star players who will be selected to the Pro Bowl. NFL players and coaches will cast their votes on Friday, December 15.

Pro Bowl rosters will be announced on Tuesday, December 19 live on NFL Network’s Pro Bowl special “NFL Total Access: Pro Bowl Players Revealed” at 8:00 PM ET. The NFL is the only sports league that combines voting by fans, coaches and players to determine its All-Star teams. It was also the first professional sports league to offer online all-star voting in 1995.

Tickets to the game start at $45 and are on sale now at NFL.com/ProBowlOnSale. Last year’s sold-out event – the Pro Bowl’s first time in Orlando – featured a capacity crowd of more than 60,000. Fans may visit ProBowl.com for additional information on Pro Bowl Week, which features a variety of free, family-friendly events in Orlando.

The Pro Bowl is an all-inclusive event for fans on gameday. Working with KultureCity, Camping World Stadium’s sensory-inclusive partner, the NFL will offer families who attend the 2018 Pro Bowl support, including sensory accessibility resources and two dedicated sensory rooms located in the stadium on gameday to enable them to enjoy the game with more confidence and comfort.

NFL PRO BOWL TOP-10 VOTE-GETTERS

POS.

NAME

TEAM

VOTES

QB

Carson Wentz

Philadelphia

562,958

QB

Tom Brady

New England

499,727

RB

Le’Veon Bell

Pittsburgh

499,042

WR

Antonio Brown

Pittsburgh

487,170

QB

Drew Brees

New Orleans

439,079

RB

Todd Gurley

Los Angeles Rams

427,782

QB

Russell Wilson

Seattle

368,551

RB

Kareem Hunt

Kansas City

366,344

QB

Jared Goff

Los Angeles Rams

363,243

TE

Rob Gronkowski

New England

342,183

AFC & NFC LEADING VOTE-GETTERS BY POSITION* 

AFC

NFC

POS.

NAME

TEAM

VOTES

POS.

NAME

TEAM

VOTES

QB

Tom Brady

New England

499,727

QB

Carson Wentz

Philadelphia

562,958

RB

Le’Veon Bell

Pittsburgh

499,042

RB

Todd Gurley

LA Rams

427,782

FB

Tommy Bohanon

Jacksonville

87,793

FB

Kyle Juszczyk

San Francisco

225,023

WR

Antonio Brown

Pittsburgh

487,170

WR

Julio Jones

Atlanta

296,349

TE

Rob Gronkowski

New England

342,183

TE

Zach Ertz

Philadelphia

319,783

T

Alejandro Villanueva

Pittsburgh

126,610

T

Lane Johnson

Philadelphia

140,332

G

David DeCastro

Pittsburgh

155,103

G

Zack Martin

Dallas

136,167

C

Maurkice Pouncey

Pittsburgh

143,603

C

Jason Kelce

Philadelphia

162,767

DE

Joey Bosa

LA Chargers

247,464

DE

Everson Griffen

Minnesota

190,110

DT

Geno Atkins

Cincinnati

179,504

DT

Fletcher Cox

Philadelphia

199,589

OLB

Von Miller

Denver

154,056

OLB

Chandler Jones

Arizona

103,845

ILB

Ryan Shazier

Pittsburgh

148,443

ILB

Luke Kuechly

Carolina

179,517

CB

A.J. Bouye

Jacksonville

190,916

CB

Darius Slay

Detroit

140,666

SS

Micah Hyde

Buffalo

80,759

SS

Kam Chancellor

Seattle

99,431

FS

Kevin Byard

Tennessee

98,926

FS

Harrison Smith

Minnesota

87,378

K

Stephen Gostkowski

New England

92,977

K

Greg Zuerlein

LA Rams

109,850

P

Marquette King

Oakland

103,582

P

Johnny Hekker

LA Rams

55,575

RS

Tyreek Hill

Kansas City

98,221

RS

Pharoh Cooper

LA Rams

76,728

ST

Tyler Matakevich

Pittsburgh

59,045

ST

Kamu Grugier-Hill

Philadelphia

62,871

*Totals reflect players currently on active rosters through Tuesday, December 5

Seven statistical highlights from Week 12

A look at seven statistical highlights from games played at 1:00 p.m. ET and 4:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 26, the 12th week of the 2017 season.

  • Atlanta wide receiver JULIO JONES had 12 catches for 253 yards and two touchdowns in the Falcons’ 34-20 win over Tampa Bay. Jones has three career games with at least 250 receiving yards and is the only player in NFL history to have multiple 250+ yard receiving games.

Jones, who played in his 90th career game today, has 563 catches for 8,649 yards, the most by a player in his first 90 games in NFL history. He passed ANQUAN BOLDIN (558) for the most receptions and Pro Football Hall of Famer LANCE ALWORTH (8,502) for the most receiving yards.

Jones caught a 51-yard touchdown pass from wide receiver MOHAMED SANU in the second quarter of today’s game. Sanu, who also threw a 73-yard touchdown pass to A.J. Green with Cincinnati in 2012 (September 23, 2012), is the first wide receiver since the 1970 merger to throw multiple career 50+ yard touchdown passes. He is also the first non-quarterback to throw two career 50+ yard touchdown passes since Pro Football Hall of Fame running back WALTER PAYTON (1979, 1983).

  • The PHILADELPHIA EAGLES defeated Chicago 31-3 to improve to 10-1. It marks the fourth time in franchise history the Eagles have started a season 10-1 or better (1949, 1980 and 2004) and the team advanced to the NFL Championship/Super Bowl in each of the previous three instances.

In the Super Bowl era, 38 teams have previously started 10-1 and all 38 made the playoffs, 17 reached the Super Bowl (44.7 percent) and eight won the Super Bowl (21.1 percent).

Eagles quarterback CARSON WENTZ threw three touchdown passes in today’s win and leads the league with 28 touchdown passes. Wentz’s 28 touchdown passes are the most by an Eagles quarterback through the team’s first 11 games of a season, passing the mark set by Pro Football Hall of Famer SONNY JURGENSEN (24) in 1961.

Wentz has 28 touchdown passes and five interceptions and is the third quarterback in NFL history to have at least 25 touchdown passes and five or fewer interceptions through his team’s first 11 games, joiningTOM BRADY (2007, 2015, 2017) and AARON RODGERS (2011, 2014).

  • The NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS defeated Miami 35-17 and improved to 9-2. The Patriots clinched their 17th consecutive season with a winning record,the longest streak since 1970, surpassing the previous record of 16 held by the 1970-1985 Dallas Cowboys and 1983-1998 San Francisco 49ers.

New England quarterback TOM BRADY threw four touchdown passes with one interception for a 114.1 passer rating in today’s win. Brady, who turned 40 years old in August, has 26 touchdown passes this season, the most by a quarterback in a single season at the age of 40 or older.

​Brady has 27 career games with at least four touchdown passes and one or fewer interceptions, surpassing PEYTON MANNING (26) for the second-most in NFL history. Only DREW BREES (28) has more such games.

  • Seattle quarterback RUSSELL WILSON threw two touchdown passes and rushed for a touchdown in the Seahawks’ 24-13 win at San Francisco. Seattle improved to 7-4 on the season and bounced back from last week’s 34-31 loss against Atlanta. With the victory, Wilson improved to 23-4 (.852) in his career in games following an in-season loss, the best record by a starting quarterback since the 1970 merger (minimum 15 such starts).

  • Los Angeles Rams running back TODD GURLEY had 128 scrimmage yards in the team’s 26-20 win over New Orleans. Gurley, who has 1,344 scrimmage yards and 11 touchdowns this season, is the fourth player in franchise history to have at least 1,300 scrimmage yards and 10 touchdowns in the team’s first 11 games of a season. He joins Pro Football Hall of Famers ELROY “CRAZYLEGS” HIRSCH (1951), ERIC DICKERSON (1983) and MARSHALL FAULK (2000) as the only Rams to accomplish the feat.

  • New Orleans running backs ALVIN KAMARA (188 scrimmage yards, two touchdowns) and MARK INGRAM (36 scrimmage yards) combined for 224 scrimmage yards and two touchdowns in the Saints’ loss at the Los Angeles Rams. Kamara (1,094 scrimmage yards, nine touchdowns) and Ingram (1,055 scrimmage yards, eight touchdowns) are the first running back teammates to each have at least 1,000 scrimmage yards and eight touchdowns in a team’s first 11 games in the Super Bowl era.

  • The CAROLINA PANTHERS defeated the New York Jets 35-27. Carolina linebacker LUKE KUECHLY had a 34-yard fumble-return touchdown with12:05 remaining in the fourth quarter to give the Panthers the lead andKAELIN CLAY added a 60-yard punt-return touchdown with 9:54 left to extend Carolina’s lead. It marked the second time in franchise history – and first since the club’s inaugural 1995 season (October 8, 1995 against Chicago) – in which the Panthers scored two return touchdowns in the fourth quarter of a game.

Wentz leads Pro Bowl voting by fans

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback CARSON WENTZ, with 273,367 votes, leads all players in balloting for the 2018 Pro Bowl.

New England quarterback TOM BRADY (239,989 votes) ranks second overall, while Pittsburgh running back LE’VEON BELL (227,771 votes), Los Angeles Rams running back TODD GURLEY (215,687 votes) and Pittsburgh wide receiver ANTONIO BROWN (215,584 votes) round out the top five.

Fan voting for the 2018 Pro Bowl will continue online and on web-enabled mobile phones atwww.NFL.com/probowlvote until Thursday, December 14. Fans may also vote for who they want to see on the 2018 Pro Bowl roster via Twitter through a Direct Message (DM) Voting Experience, which has never been done for an All-Star game before. Fans may participate via entry cards tweeted from all 32 team accounts or by directly visiting the @NFL profile page at Twitter.com/NFL. The entry cards will initiate a private “Direct Message” and enable fans to select a position group or search for a player or team to begin the voting process.

During the final week of 2018 Pro Bowl voting – December 7-14 – fans will be able to vote directly on Twitter. To cast such a vote, fans should tweet the first and last name of the player, or the player’s official Twitter handle, along with the hashtag: #ProBowlVote. This method is in addition to the online ballot at NFL.com/ProBowlVote and the DM Voting Experience, which will both be available throughout the voting period.

The 2018 Pro Bowl, which kicks off at a new start time of 3:00 PM ET, will be televised live from Camping World Stadium on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and simulcast on ABC. Players for the game are determined by the consensus votes of fans, players and coaches. Each group’s vote counts one-third toward determining the 88 All-Star players who will be selected to the Pro Bowl. NFL players and coaches will cast their votes on Friday, December 15.

Pro Bowl rosters will be announced on Tuesday, December 19 live on NFL Network’s Pro Bowl special “NFL Total Access: Pro Bowl Players Revealed” at 8:00 PM ET. The NFL is the only sports league that combines voting by fans, coaches and players to determine its All-Star teams. It was also the first professional sports league to offer online all-star voting in 1995.

Tickets to the game are on sale at NFL.com/ProBowlOnSale. Last year’s sold-out event – the Pro Bowl’s first time in Orlando – featured a capacity crowd of more than 60,000. Fans may visit  ProBowl.com for additional information on Pro Bowl Week, which features a variety of free, family-friendly events in Orlando.

The Pro Bowl is an all-inclusive event for fans on gameday. Working with KultureCity, Camping World Stadium’s sensory-inclusive partner, the NFL will offer families who attend the 2018 Pro Bowl support, including sensory accessibility resources and two dedicated sensory rooms located in the stadium on gameday to enable them to enjoy the game with more confidence and comfort.

NFL PRO BOWL TOP-10 VOTE-GETTERS

POS.

NAME

TEAM

VOTES

QB

Carson Wentz Philadelphia 273,367

QB

Tom Brady New England 239,989

RB

Le’Veon Bell Pittsburgh 227,771

RB

Todd Gurley Los Angeles Rams 215,687

WR

Antonio Brown Pittsburgh 215,584

QB

Drew Brees New Orleans 207,751

RB

Kareem Hunt Kansas City 204,611

QB

Jared Goff Los Angeles Rams 200,346

QB

Russell Wilson Seattle 183,630

QB

Alex Smith Kansas City 178,392

AFC & NFC LEADING VOTE-GETTERS BY POSITION

POS.

CONF.

NAME, TEAM

VOTES

POS.

CONF.

NAME, TEAM

VOTES

 

QB

AFC Tom Brady, New England 239,989

DE

AFC Joey Bosa, Los Angeles Chargers 117,480  

QB

NFC Carson Wentz, Philadelphia 273,367

DE

NFC Everson Griffen, Minnesota 91,621  

RB

AFC Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh 227,771

DT

AFC Geno Atkins, Cincinnati 88,126  

RB

NFC Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams 215,687

DT

NFC Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams 102,194  

FB

AFC Tommy Bohanon, Jacksonville 44,564

OLB

AFC Von Miller, Denver 80,781  

FB

NFC Kyle Juszczyk, San Francisco 116,816

OLB

NFC Chandler Jones, Arizona 50,206  

WR

AFC Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh 215,584

ILB

AFC Ryan Shazier, Pittsburgh 61,088  

WR

NFC Julio Jones, Atlanta 124,556

ILB

NFC Luke Kuechly, Carolina 101,135  

TE

AFC Rob Gronkowski, New England 168,663

CB

AFC A.J. Bouye, Jacksonville 92,686  

TE

NFC Zach Ertz, Philadelphia 156,183

CB

NFC Darius Slay, Detroit 72,588  

T

AFC Alejandro Villanueva, Pittsburgh 48,530

SS

AFC Micah Hyde, Buffalo 40,321  

T

NFC Tyron Smith, Dallas 66,240

SS

NFC Kam Chancellor, Seattle 58,899  

G

AFC David DeCastro, Pittsburgh 62,342

FS

AFC Kevin Byard, Tennessee 49,354  

G

NFC Zack Martin, Dallas 70,732

FS

NFC Harrison Smith, Minnesota 45,479  

C

AFC Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh 54,861

P

AFC Marquette King, Oakland 52,847  

C

NFC Travis Frederick, Dallas 77,645

P

NFC Johnny Hekker, Los Angeles Rams 30,383  

K

AFC Stephen Gostkowski, New England 36,258

ST

AFC Tyler Matakevich, Pittsburgh 17,499  

K

NFC Greg Zuerlein, Los Angeles Rams 57,593

ST

NFC Budda Baker, Arizona 29,129  

RS

AFC Tyreek Hill, Kansas City 55,329

       

RS

NFC Pharoh Cooper, Los Angeles Rams 37,493