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3 Vikings at Tops of Positions in Pro Bowl Voting

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Three Vikings are leading their position groups among NFC players in fan votes for the 2018 Pro Bowl.

Adam Thielen (199,431 votes) is leading NFC receivers, and Everson Griffen (142,144) is in front of the pack of defensive ends. Harrison Smith, who is categorized as a free safety on the ballot, has received 67,485 votes. Add to their totals and vote for other Vikings players here.

Players from the Vikings (9-2), Eagles (10-1) and Rams (8-3) currently account for 13 of the 19 positional slots (QB, RB, FB, WR, TE, T, G, C, DE, DT, OLB, ILB, CB, SS, FS, K, P, RS and ST) in the conference.

Philadelphia quarterback Carson Wentz leads all players with 422,491 votes. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (370,379), Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell (360,129) and receiver Antonio Brown (349,199) and Saints quarterback Drew Brees (323,231) are in the top five among all players.

Fan voting for the 2018 Pro Bowl will continue online and on web-enabled mobile phones at NFL.com/probowlvote until Thursday, Dec. 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 – Dec. 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 is scheduled for 2 p.m. (CT) on Sunday, Jan. 28. It 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, Dec. 15. 

Pro Bowl rosters will be announced on Tuesday, Dec. 19 live on NFL Network's Pro Bowl special "NFL Total Access: Pro Bowl Players Revealed" at 7 p.m. (CT). 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.

The top vote-getters so far by conference are listed below:

AFC

QB Tom Brady, NE

RB Le'Veon Bell, PIT

FB Tommy Bohanon, JAX

WR Antonio Brown, PIT

TE Rob Gronkowski, NE

T Alejandro Villanueva, PIT

G David DeCastro, PIT

C Maurkice Pouncey, PIT

DE Joey Bosa, SD

DT Geno Atkins, CIN

OLB Von Miller, DEN

ILB Ryan Shazier, PIT

CB A.J. Bouye, JAX

SS Micah Hyde, BUF

FS Kevin Byard, TEN

K Stephen Gostkowski, NE

RS Tyreek Hill, KC

ST Tyler Matakevich, PIT

NFC

QB Carson Wentz, PHI

RB Todd Gurley, LAR

FB Kyle Juszczyk, SF

WR Adam Thielen, MIN

TE Zach Ertz, PHI

T Lane Johnson, PHI

G Zack Martin, DAL

C Jason Kelce, PHI

DE Everson Griffen, MIN

DT Aaron Donald, LAR

OLB Chandler Jones, AZ

ILB Luke Kuechly, CAR

CB Darius Slay, DET

SS Kam Chancellor, SEA

FS Harrison Smith, MIN

K Greg Zuerlein, LAR

P Johnny Hekker, LAR

RS Pharoh Cooper, LAR

ST Kamu Grugier-Hill, PHI

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