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A few changes for NFC West players stood out in final fan voting for the 2012 Pro Bowl.
Final Fan Voting, 2012 Pro Bowl
The San Francisco 49ers' Justin Smith moved up one spot to No. 1 among players listed as defensive tackles. Two other 49ers, guard Mike Iupati and strong safety Donte Whitner, each fell one place. Iupati is fourth. Whitner is fifth. Teammates Ray McDonald and NaVorro Bowman, each ranked fifth at their positions last time, did not crack the top five in final fan balloting.
Players and coaches vote this week. The NFL announces results Dec. 27.
The first chart shows total votes received for players ranking among the top five at their positions in final fan balloting, by division. The second chart shows NFC West players ranked among the top five and how their rankings changed since our last update one week ago.
Among players not listed, the Cardinals' Adrian Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch stand out as deserving of consideration. The impact Arizona's Patrick Peterson has made as a punt returner also stands out. There are others deserving consideration as well.
NFC West Pro Bowl Voting (2012 game)
A few changes for NFC West players stood out in final fan voting for the 2012 Pro Bowl. Final Fan Voting, 2012 Pro Bowl Rank Division Fan votes 1 NFC North 15,813,870 2 AFC North 9,477,614 3 AFC East 9,265,710 4 AFC West 5,435,939 5 NFC South 5,044,403 6 NFC West 4,807,634 7 NFC East 4,776,605 8 AFC South 3,651,396 Total All 58,273,171 The San Francisco 49ers' Justin Smith moved up one spot to No.