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Week 10 #Vote49ers Pro Bowl Update

Posted by Alex Espinoza on November 5, 2012 – 1:36 PM

The 49ers are back in the building following last week’s bye. As the team gets ready for its Week 10 home matchup against the St. Louis Rams, the 49ers Faithful should be getting ready to send their favorite players to the 2013 Pro Bowl in Hawaii.

Eight members of the 2011 49ers were voted to the NFL’s annual all-star game last year, and there are even more players making their cases to play in the Pro Bowl this season. Faithful Fans can vote for the 49ers in all three phases of the game — offense, defense and special teams.

Quarterback Alex Smith has established himself as one of the league’s most efficient quarterbacks through eight games, leading the NFC with a 69.4 completion percentage and ranking No. 3 in NFC passer rating (102.1). Smith also earned praise from Sports Illustrated’s Peter King, who wrote, “Smith didn’t play Sunday; the 49ers had their bye this weekend. But I didn’t want the week to get away from us without extolling his virtues after his performance last Monday. His numbers were alarmingly good: 18 of 19 for 232 yards, with three touchdowns and no interceptions — and the one incompletion was a clear drop by Delanie Walker.”

Linebacker NaVorro Bowman is still seeking his first Pro Bowl bid despite being an All-Pro last year. Bowman has learned immensely from five-time Pro Bowler and fellow All-Pro inside linebacker Patrick Willis, and is becoming a mirror image of his mentor. The third-year player has shown off his sideline-to-sideline ability all year long and ranks first on the 49ers with 68 tackles, three more than Willis.

Wide receiver Michael Crabtree is on pace to have a career year following his two-touchdown performance on “Monday Night Football” in Week 8 at Arizona. Crabtree now has a team-high 39 catches for 440 yards and three touchdowns and has become one of the toughest receivers to tackle after the catch.

Special teams ace C.J. Spillman was recently singled out by Arizona return man Patrick Peterson as one of the best punt coverage gunners in the league. Spillman showed why in the Week 8 matchup, as he caught Peterson from behind with a great open-field tackle for a short gain. Spillman and return man Ted Ginn Jr., are vying to join fellow specialists David Akers and Andy Lee, who both played in the Pro Bowl last year with long snapper Brian Jennings.

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8 Responses to “Week 10 #Vote49ers Pro Bowl Update”

  1. By gregory mack on Nov 5, 2012 | Reply

    He came a long way with out wr & a ofl … Alex is well groomed in the nfl…

  2. By beth on Nov 5, 2012 | Reply

    Alex Smith is getting better in every games he plays. Now take the niners to the superbowl

  3. By jorge on Nov 5, 2012 | Reply

    because he is the best Quarterback now
    he is a teamplayer he´s a leader and he has a great team that playes well with him

  4. By Real 49er fan on Nov 5, 2012 | Reply

    This just in 25 players and the Head Coach from the San Fransisco 49ers were elected to the prowbowl All 22 starters 3 special teamers and Jim Harbaugh!!!!!

  5. By martin wilkins on Nov 5, 2012 | Reply

    Alex smith is the BEST Quarterback in the NFL !

  6. By Tristan on Nov 5, 2012 | Reply

    We should be allowed to vote for long snappers.

  7. By Jesse on Nov 6, 2012 | Reply

    Who cares about the “2013 Pro Bowl” the 49ers Faithful want the “Superbowl”
    goooo 9ers…

  8. By 21shawn21 on Nov 8, 2012 | Reply

    Alex Smith is getting better and still needs much improvement, if he and his recievers get on the same page he has the potential to be top nfl QB and if this happens super bowl is easy win. Schedule is going to be tough second half of the season hope he studys and can lead his team to victory..

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