ALAMEDA -- Punter Shane Lechler and placekicker Sebastian Janikowski were the leading vote-getters at their positions in fan voting to represent the AFC in the Pro Bowl, according to figures released by the NFL.Fan voting, which ended on Monday, accounts for one third of the total to determine Pro Bowl rosters, with players and coaches determining the final two-thirds.Pro Bowl rosters will be announced next Tuesday at 4 p.m. PT on NFL Network.Lechler, who is averaging a league-best 50.5 average and is third in the AFC with a 40.7 net average, led all punters with 228,782 fan votes.
Janikowski, who tied the NFL record for longest field goal with his 63-yarder in the season opener and has converted 24 of 27 field-goal attempts this season, led all kickers with 244,512 fan votes.Six other Raiders finished in the top 5 of fan voting for their respective positions:
Darren McFadden 4th among AFC running backs with 464,970 votes
Marcel Reece 3rd among AFC full backs with 139,049 votes
Richard Seymour 2nd among AFC defensive tackles with 442,742 votes
Tyvon Branch 4th among AFC strong safeties with 73,811 votes
Jacoby Ford 4th among AFC kick returners with 72,999 votes
Rock Cartwright 4th among AFC special teamers with 72,024 votes
Marshawn Lynch is getting to live out the dream of most pro athletes.
He's getting to finish his career by playing for his hometown team.
One fellow Oakland-native and AFC West rival can appreciate the opportunity in front of Lynch, but also had some fighting words for the Raiders running back.
“For Shawn to finish off this last little stretch of his career here at home, that’s dope,” Chiefs CB Marcus Peters told the Bay Area News Group on July 8.
“It’s going to feel good for him. It’s going to be a good feeling. It’s going to be a good feeling for Oakland. But when [the Chiefs] come here, we’re going to beat the dog s--- out of him,” Peters said.
So you can circle Thursday, Oct. 19 on your calendars. The Raiders host the Chiefs in Week 7. Kickoff is scheduled for 5:25pm PT.
Tiger Woods' re-felted pool table is for all of Raider Nation.
To no surprise, quarterback Derek Carr approves of the new look.
The golf legend tweeted a picture of his new table where he went with silver felt and a Raiders logo right in the middle. Woods' table also has silver and black balls with the Raiders logo on them.
Woods grew up in Southern California and attended Stanford in 1994, the Raiders' last year in Los Angeles. That same year, Woods helped the Cardinal become the NCAA Division I golf champions before turning pro.