<span> <span style="text-decoration: underline;">NEW ORLEANS SAINTS QB DREW BREES LEADS PRO BOWL CHARGE WITH ONE WEEK OF VOTING REMAINING ON NFL.COM</span>
<span style="">Teams to be Announced on Pro Bowl Selection Show December 29 on NFL Network</span>
New Orleans Saints quarterback DREW BREES, with 1,120,535 votes, leads all NFL All-Stars in balloting for the 2010 Pro Bowl, NFL.com announced today. 2010 Pro Bowl voting will continue on NFL.com/probowl and on web-enabled mobile phones by going to NFL.com through Monday, December 21.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback BRETT FAVRE (1,120,174 votes) ranks second overall, while Indianapolis Colts quarterback PEYTON MANNING (1,113,934 votes), Minnesota Vikings running back ADRIAN PETERSON (1,079,993 votes) and Arizona Cardinals wide receiver LARRY FITZGERALD (684,698 votes) round out the top five on NFL.com.
Balloting for the 2010 Pro Bowl will conclude on Monday, December 21 following the conclusion of Monday Night Football (New York Giants at Washington Redskins, ESPN, 8:30 PM ET). The teams will be announced at 4 PM (ET) Tuesday, December 29 on a special NFL Total Access 2010 Pro Bowl Selection Show on NFL Network.
The 2010 Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, January 31, 2010 and televised live on ESPN at 7:20 PM ET from Dolphin Stadium in South Florida, also the site of Super Bowl XLIV a week later on Sunday, February 7.
Fans can buy tickets to the 2010 Pro Bowl at www.NFL.com/probowl and www.TICKETMASTER.com or by calling 800-745-3000.
The AFC and NFC All-Star squads are based on the consensus votes of fans, players and coaches. Each group's vote counts one-third towards determining the 43-man rosters that represent the American Football Conference and National Football Conference in the Pro Bowl. NFL players and coaches will cast their votes on December 22 - 23.
The NFL is the only sports league that combines voting by fans, coaches and players to determine its all-star teams. It was the first professional sports league to offer online all-star voting in 1995.
Listed below are the top 10 overall All-Star vote-getters and the players with the most votes at each position through December 14:
NFL ALL-STAR TOP-TEN VOTE-GETTERS
Pos. Name, Team Votes
QB Drew Brees, Saints 1,120,535
QB Brett Favre, Vikings 1,120,174
QB Peyton Manning, Colts 1,113,934
RB Adrian Peterson, Vikings 1,079,993
WR Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals 684,698
QB Tom Brady, Patriots 622,916
TE Dallas Clark, Colts 603,492
RB Cedric Benson, Bengals 565,763
RB Chris Johnson, Titans 560,479
WR Andre Johnson, Texans 546,693