Manning, Vick lead Pro Bowl voting

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NEW YORK -- Quarterbacks Peyton Manning of Indianapolis and Michael Vick of Philadelphia lead all vote-getters in balloting for the 2011 Pro Bowl.

Manning has the overall lead with 496,658 votes, while Vick is second with 405,292. Six of the top seven vote-getters are quarterbacks, with only Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson breaking through with the third-most votes at 400,921.

Joining Vick and Peterson as leaders on offence in the NFC are New Orleans fullback Heath Evans, Atlanta's Roddy White at wide receiver and Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez, Giants centre Shaun O'Hara, Giants tackle David Diehl and Vikings guard Steve Hutchinson.

Defensive leaders in the NFC are Chicago defensive end Julius Peppers, Detroit rookie defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, linebackers Clay Matthews of Green Bay and Patrick Willis of San Francisco and defensive backs Charles Woodson of Green Bay, LaRon Landry of Washington and Antrel Rolle of the Giants.

Special teams leaders are Philadelphia kicker David Akers, Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, kick returner Devin Hester of Chicago and special teamer Heath Farwell of Minnesota.

AFC offensive leaders are Tennessee running back Chris Johnson, Baltimore fullback Le'Ron McClain, Houston receiver Andre Johnson, Chargers tight end Antonio Gates and offensive linemen Jeff Saturday of Indianapolis, Eric Steinbach of Cleveland and Baltimore's Michael Oher.

Defensive leaders in the AFC are Indianapolis end Dwight Freeney, Baltimore tackle Haloti Ngata, linebackers James Harrison of Pittsburgh and Ray Lewis of Baltimore and defensive backs Nnamdi Asomugha of Oakland, Ed Reed of Baltimore and Troy Polamalu of Pittsburgh.

Special teams leaders are kicker Sebastian Janikowski and punter Shane Lechler of Oakland, kick returner Josh Cribbs of Cleveland and Pittsburgh special teamer Keyaron Fox.

Balloting continues through Monday, Dec. 20. The Pro Bowl teams will be announced on Tuesday, Dec. 28, and are determined by fans, players and coaches with each group's vote counting for one-third to make up the total.

This year's NFL All-Star Game will return to Hawaii and will be played on Jan. 30, again a week before the Super Bowl.


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