AFC East: Anthony Madison
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham
Apparently there's a campaign taking place in Big Sky Country to send Dan Carpenter to Honolulu.
Carpenter, the Miami Dolphins' undrafted rookie kicker from Montana, is having an impressive season, but not enough to skyrocket him to first place among all AFC kickers in fan balloting for the Pro Bowl on his own merit.
For comparison, Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, an MVP candidate who leads balloting among all defensive players, received 50,472 votes over the past week.
As of Tuesday, Carpenter has amassed 143,174 total votes in fan balloting, which continues until Dec. 9. Fan votes account for one-third of the process. Players and coaches will cast their votes from Dec. 9-12. The Pro Bowl teams will be announced Dec. 16.
New England Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski leads the AFC with 107 points, three more than Bironas. Carpenter is 12th in the AFC with 77 points, but he has made 11 consecutive field goals, a Dolphins rookie record and the most in the NFL since Gostkowski did it in 2006.
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham
Favre ranks third among all NFL players with 525,825 votes in fan balloting, which continues until Dec. 9. Fans account for one-third of the process, with players and coaches also helping decide who goes to Honolulu.
Here are the position-by-position tallies of where AFC East players rank within the conference:
1. Brett Favre, Jets (525,825 votes)
Comment: He has about 152,000 more votes than second-place Jay Cutler.
3. Tony Richardson, Jets (95,559)
Comment: Richardson still third, but he's closing the gap a bit on LeRon McClain, about 22,000 votes ahead.
Comment: No AFC East tight end should be in the top five.
1. Jake Long, Dolphins (137,556)
2. D'Brickashaw Ferguson, Jets (125,602)
3. Matt Light, Patriots (100,824)
Comment: Again, the only AFC East left tackle not in the top five is former Pro Bowler Jason Peters.
Comment: Still no Richard Seymour?
4. Kris Jenkins, Jets (105,282)
5. Marcus Stroud, Bills (93,589)
Comment: Stroud slips from third to fifth, while Jenkins rises from fourth to third. Albert Haynesworth has more then twice as many votes as second-place Casey Hampton with 263,064 votes.
4. Tedy Bruschi, Patriots (60,658)
5. Jerod Mayo, Patriots (52,290)
Comment: Rookie of the Year candidate Mayo debuts on the list and deserves to finish higher than Bruschi. Regardless, Ray Lewis is uncatchable.
4. Yeremiah Bell, Dolphins (22,977)
5. Donte Whitner, Bills (22,945)
Comment: Bell and Whitner switch positions on the list. Whitner's shoulder injury is keeping him off the field and certainly will affect his votes. Troy Polamalu is in first by a large margin.
Brett Favre is the AFC's most popular quarterback in balloting for the Pro Bowl.
Favre ranks third among all NFL players with 402,514 votes in fan-based balloting, which continues until Dec. 9. Fan balloting counts for one-third of the process, with players and coaches also helping decide who goes to Honolulu.
Among AFC East players, what I found most interesting about the early returns is the dearth of Buffalo Bills among the top five at the various positions. Bills fans are passionate, especially when their team is winning, and online balloting began Oct. 13.
Here are the position-by-position results and how AFC East players rank within the conference:
1. Brett Favre, Jets (402,514)
Comment: He has almost 94,000 more votes than second-place Jay Cutler.
3. Tony Richardson, Jets (70,237)
Comment: LeRon McClain of the Ravens is first with about 25,000 more votes.