Updated Pro Bowl voting results are in (we get the top five current vote-getters at every position), and as you might expect in a down year for the division, NFC East representation is a little light.
These are the fan votes, remember, which count for one-third of the selection process. Players and coaches each get one-third as well, and their voting is done later in the season. If you want to vote, this is the link. I'd suggest blocking out some time.
Looking at the voting numbers so far, there are just a couple of places where I take issue on NFC East-related matters:
Evan Mathis is likely being hurt by the overall horrendous performance of the Philadelphia Eagles' offensive line on which he plays, but I still don't think there's a better run-blocking guard in the league. Mathis is not in the top five of the voting.
Anthony Spencer deserves more love for the way he's playing outside linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys this year. His teammate, DeMarcus Ware, is second in the OLB voting behind Clay Matthews. And it's a crowded field with Aldon Smith, Chad Greenway and Lance Briggs in the 3-5 spots. But Spencer is having a year worthy of this discussion.
Otherwise, hard to argue too much. The Giants are doing well in the voting, as you'd expect a Super Bowl champion to do, with top-five guys at quarterback, wide receiver, fullback, guard, center, defensive end and kicker. Both of our division's excellent fullbacks get recognition. The only position leaders in the NFC East are Ware, who has one of the two starting OLB spots, the Giants' Jason Pierre-Paul, who ranks second at defensive end, and Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz, who's the leading vote-getter among wide receivers so far. And it's good to see the Redskins' Lorenzo Alexander represented for his special-teams work.
The list of current top-five Pro Bowl vote-getters from the NFC East:
4. Robert Griffin III, Redskins
5. Eli Manning, Giants
5. Alfred Morris, Redskins
1. Victor Cruz, Giants
3. Henry Hynoski, Giants
5. Darrel Young, Redskins
4. Jason Witten, Cowboys
4. Chris Snee, Giants
2. David Baas, Giants
2. Jason Pierre-Paul, Giants
2. DeMarcus Ware, Cowboys
2. Lawrence Tynes, Giants
4. Lorenzo Alexander, Redskins