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2012 Pro Bowl Ballot and Voting Breakdown

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Despite missing the playoffs last season, the five Giants selected to the Pro Bowl were more than 22 NFL organizations and the most for Big Blue since sending a conference-best seven to Honolulu for the 2008 season.

Offensive linemen Chris Snee and Shaun O'Hara both earned their third-straight honor while Justin Tuck, Antrel Rolle, and Zak DeOssie each picked up the second of their careers in 2010.

On that note, the ballots for the 2012 Pro Bowl have officially been released and polls will remain open until Monday, Dec. 20, following the conclusion of Monday Night Football. The teams will be announced at 7 p.m. ET Tuesday, Dec. 28 on a special "NFL Total Access 2012 Pro Bowl Selection Show" on NFL Network.

The game will be played on Sunday, January 30, 2012 and televised live on FOX at 7 p.m. ET from Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The first league to offer online balloting in 1995, the NFL is also the only sports league that combines voting from fans, coaches and players to determine the AFC and NFC rosters.

Following is a breakdown of positions and corresponding number of players who will be selected in each conference (43 per conference):OFFENSE

-- Wide Receivers (4), Tight Ends (2), Tackles (3), Guards (3), Centers (2), Quarterbacks (3), Running Backs (3), Fullback (1).

DEFENSE -- Ends (3), Interior Linemen (3), Outside Linebackers (3), Inside/Middle Linebackers (2), Cornerbacks (3), Safeties (3).

SPECIAL TEAMS -- Punter (1), Placekicker (1), Kick Returner (1), Special Teamer (1), Need Player (1-Coach's Choice).

There are 27 Big Blue nominees. Here is a breakdown to remember when you head to the ballot box (stats are current through Week 7):

Quarterback – Eli Manning

·      1,778 YDS, 11 TD, 5 INT, 101.1 RTG.

·      Ranks in top 5 of every major passing statistic in the NFC.

·      Second in conference in yards per attempt (9.07); third in passer rating; and fourth in completion percentage (63.8), yards per game (296) and touchdowns.

·      On pace for: 4,741 YDS, 29 TD, 13 INT.

·      Pro Bowls: 2008, first Giants QB since Phil Simms in 1993.

Running Back – Ahmad Bradshaw

  • 390 YDS, 4.0 avg, 5 TD.
  • Also has 18 catches for 172 yards (9.1 AVG) and a touchdown.
  • Named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his three touchdowns and 104 yards against the Buffalo Bills (Week 6).
  • On pace for: 1040 YDS, 13 TD.
  • Pro Bowls: none.

Running Back – Brandon Jacobs

  • 38 ATT, 116 YDS, 2 TD.
  • Missed Seattle and Buffalo games.
  • On pace for: 101 ATT, 309 YDS, 5 TD.
  • Pro Bowls: none.

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Fullback – Henry Hynoski

  • Undrafted rookie who started opening day.
  • Missed Buffalo game due to injury.
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Wide Receiver – Hakeem Nicks

  • 32 REC, 508 YDS, 15.9 AVG, 3 TD.
  • Seventh in NFL in yards (fifth in NFC).
  • On pace for:85 REC, 1355 YDS, 8 TD.
  • Pro Bowls: none.

Wide Receiver – Mario Manningham

  • 18 REC, 227 YDS, 12.6 AVG, 0 TD in five games.
  • On pace for: 48 REC, 605 YDS.
  • Pro Bowls: none.

Tight End – Jake Ballard

  • 15 REC, 273 YDS, 18.2 AVG, 2 TD.
  • Production has increased in every game this season.
  • On pace for: 40 REC, 728 YDS, 5 TD.
  • Pro Bowls: none.

Offensive Line – T Will Beatty, G David Diehl, C David Baas, G Chris Snee, T Kareem McKenzie

  • Protects the 11th ranked offense in the league (368.3 YDS/G).
  • Fifth in NFC in passing yards per game (278.2).
  • Pro Bowls: Snee (3), Diehl (1).

Defensive End – Jason Pierre-Paul

  • 30 TCKL, 7.5 sacks, 1 FF.
  • Two multi-sack games.
  • Third in NFL in sacks.
  • On pace for: 80 TCKL, 20 sacks.
  • Pro Bowls: none.

Defensive End – Osi Umenyiora

  • 10 TCKL, 5.0 sacks, 2 FF.
  • Recorded a sack in each of three games played this season (two multi-sack games).
  • On pace for: 26 TCKL, 13 sacks, 5 FF.
  • Pro Bowls: 2005, 2007.

Defensive End – Justin Tuck

  • 6 TCKL, 1.5 sacks, 0 FF (missed four games)
  • Pro Bowls: 2008, 2010.

Defensive Tackle – Chris Canty

  • 14 TCKL, 1.0 SCK, 0 FF.
  • On pace for: 37 TCKL, 3 sacks.
  • Pro Bowls: none.

Defensive Tackle – Linval Joseph

  • 13 TCKL, 0.0 SCK, 0 FF.
  • Former second-round draft pick who worked into a starting role in his second season.
  • On pace for: 35 TCKL.
  • Pro Bowls: none.

Outside Linebacker – Michael Boley

  • 40 TCKL, 0.0 SCK, 3 FR.
  • Returned a fumble 65 yards for a touchdown (Week 2 vs. St. Louis).
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  • On pace for: 106 TCKL, 8 FR.
  • Pro Bowls: none.

Outside Linebacker – Mathias Kiwanuka

  • 29 TCKL, 2.0 SCK, 1 FF.
  • Again flipped to linebacker from defensive end this season.
  • On pace for: 77 TCKL, 5 sacks, 3 FF.
  • Pro Bowls: none.

Cornerback – Aaron Ross

  • 21 TCKL, 3 INT, 8 PD.
  • Tied for second in NFC in INT; tied for fourth in PD.
  • Had two interceptions at Philadelphia in Week 3.
  • On pace for: 56 TCKL, 8 INT, 21 PD.
  • Pro Bowls: none.

Cornerback -- Corey Webster

  • 22 TCKL, 2 INT, 6 PD.
  • Had two interceptions against the Bills in Week 6.
  • On pace for: 59 TCKL, 5 INT, 16 PD.
  • Pro Bowls: none.

Strong Safety – Kenny Phillips

  • 38 TCKL, 1 FF, 1 INT, 5 PD.
  • On pace for: 101 TCKL, 3 FF, 3 INT, 13 PD.
  • Pro Bowls: none.

Free Safety – Antrel Rolle

  • 45 TCKL, 1 FF, 1 INT, 2 PD.
  • Leads team in tackles.
  • On pace for: 120 TCKL, 3 FF, 3 INT, 5 PD.
  • Pro Bowls: 2009 (with Arizona), 2010.

Kicker -- Lawrence Tynes

  • 4-for-6, long of 30, 18/18 XP.

Punter -- Steve Weatherford

  • 32 PUNTS, 46.4 AVG, 61 LNG, 4 IN 20.

Kick Returner – Devin Thomas

  • 15 RET, 25.2 AVG.
  • Eighth in NFC in return average.

Special Teamer – Tyler Sash

  • One of two Giants rookies on the ballot.
  • Has three special teams tackles.

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