ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 01: Michael Oher #74 of the Baltimore Ravens watches from the bench against the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on September 1, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Two weeks ago the Cincinnati Bengals, ranked sixth in the AFC and vying for the conference's second wild card spot, which could improve to the first wild card spot after this Sunday, didn't feature any top vote-getters when the league released the updated Pro Bowl votes.
Granted the only player that had a realistic shot of winning the vote was offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth. However, for some reason, a movie about Michael Oher pushed him as the top vote-getter even though last year, a year after the movie was released, Oher never benefited from the movie with Whitworth winning the overall vote.
Then again perhaps that's a good thing. After winning the fan vote last year, Whitworth was completely shutout of the all-star game. That being said the league released their updated Pro Bowl numbers on Thursday and the Bengals are still without an impressionable showing.
AFC Top Vote-Getter by position:
|QB||Tom Brady||873,424||DE||Dwight Freeney||307,312|
|RB||Arian Foster||520,528||DT||Haloti Ngata||367,511|
|FB||Jacob Hester||102,563||OLB||Terrell Suggs||311,875|
|WR||Wes Welker||684,591||ILB||Ray Lewis||286,539|
|TE||Rob Gronkowski||558,294||CB||Darrelle Revis||375,261|
|T||Michael Oher||191,660||SS||Troy Polamalu||146,989|
|G||Logan Mankins||212,276||FS||Ed Reed||126,436|
|C||Maurkice Pouncey||228,297||P||Shane Lechler||141,171|
|K||Sebastian Janikowski||148,072||ST||Brendon Ayanbadejo||64,139|
NFC Top Vote-Getter by position:
|QB||Aaron Rodgers||961,818||DE||Jared Allen||488,239|
|RB||Adrian Peterson||680,428||DT||Ndamukong Suh||387,699|
|FB||John Kuhn||189,046||OLB||DeMarcus Ware||356,194|
|WR||Calvin Johnson||743,335||ILB||Patrick Willis||257,776|
|TE||Jimmy Graham||434,436||CB||Charles Woodson||467,472|
|T||Chad Clifton||244,037||SS||Charlie Peprah||88,409|
|G||T.J. Lang||197,247||FS||Morgan Burnett||151,085|
|C||Scott Wells||266,549||P||Andy Lee||102,280|
|K||Mason Crosby||123,534||ST||Jarrett Bush||82,522|