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With five weeks of voting still to go, the polls indicate that Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning will be voted into his twelfth Annual All-Star Game appearance by his fans and peers. Three weeks into fan voting, Manning has received 376,981 votes — more than any other player, according to the team’s official website.
Of course, Manning and the Broncos would prefer to snub the Pro Bowl and prepare for the game one Sunday later — Super Bowl XLVII. If Denver does not reach the Super Bowl, they’ll liking send a notable amount of players to Hawaii.
Sixteen Broncos — including linebackers Von Miller and Wesley Woodyard, who are the No. 1 and No. 2 vote-getters among AFC outside linebackers — rank among the top five vote-getters at their respective positions in the AFC. Fan voting ends after Week 15 on December 17.
Meanwhile, Manning was mic’d up during Denver’s 36-14 victory over Carolina last week. Game footage from Sunday has been mashed together with Manning’s wired audio by NFL Films and will air this evening on NFL Network (SoundFX, 8:30 MT), NBC Sports Network (Turning Point, 8 MT) and Showtime (Inside NFL, 7 MT).
Congrats to Manning and all the other Broncos for the much-deserved early Pro Bowl voting recognition. As for the NFL Films feature, you won’t want to miss it!