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49ers top NFL in Pro Bowl voting, have four players leading their positions

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The 49ers are the best in the NFL… at least when it comes to Pro Bowl voting. San Francisco is tied for a league-best 10-2 record, but tiebreaker losses to the Baltimore Ravens and Seattle Seahawks have them pegged lower, and currently in the NFC’s fifth playoff seed. For now, they lead the NFL in Pro Bowl voting, with four players at the top of their respective position.

At fullback, you have the league’s best for the past half decade in Kyle Juszcyzk, with 272,776 votes, which is more than any defensive player, and only about 30,000 short of making the top five, with Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey in fifth with 303,577 votes.

Nick Bosa continues to lead all defensive players with 224,397 votes, and is the only defensive player in the 200,000-plus range. His brother, Joey, is the second-highest defensive vote-getter at 183,101.

Both George Kittle (198,355 votes) and Richard Sherman (137,507 votes) also lead their positions in the NFC.

These totals are reflected through December 4 at 12 p.m. Eastern time. Per the NFL, this is the criteria for Pro Bowl selection:

Players for the game are determined by the consensus votes of fans, players and coaches. Each group’s vote counts one-third toward determining the 88 All-Star players who will be selected to the Pro Bowl. NFL players and coaches will cast their votes on Friday, December 13.

Fan voting ends on December 12, followed by player and coach voting on December 13. The Pro Bowl rosters will be revealed December 17 at 8 p.m. Eastern on the NFL Network.


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