Aaron Rodgers, Peyton Manning leading Pro Bowl vote-getters
Top 5 Pro Bowl fan vote getters: Aaron Rodgers (1.0M), Peyton Manning (1.0M), Tom Brady (871K), Andrew Luck (843K), DeMarco Murray (797K)— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 17, 2014
Rodgers leads the NFL with a 111.2 passer rating and is third with 35 passing touchdowns. His 3,837 passing yards rank seventh, and the Packers are 10-4 entering the final two weeks of the regular season.
Manning and the Broncos clinched the AFC West last weekend with a win over the Chargers last weekend. Manning's 37 touchdowns rank second in the league, while his 106.4 passer rating ranks third and his 4,143 yards rank fourth.
New England quarterback Tom Brady has led the Patriots to an 11-3 record, three games up in the AFC East. His 32 touchdown passes rank fourth in the league, while his 3,847 yards 99.8 passer rating both rank sixth.
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is enjoying the best season of his three-year career, throwing 38 touchdowns -- 23 was his previous high -- and 4,492 yards for a 97.5 passer rating. That yardage total leads the league, while his passer rating ranks seventh.
DeMarco Murray has lead the league in rushing for much of the season, and enters Week 16 with 1,687 yards. Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell is the next closest rusher, 409 yards behind with 1,278. Murray had surgery on Monday to repair a broken bone in his hand, but returned to practice on Wednesday. His status for Sunday's game against the Colts has yet to be determined, but Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday that it's "conceivable" he could play.
- Mike Fiammetta