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Jennings the leading Pro Bowl vote-getter at cornerback

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Jennings the leading Pro Bowl vote-getter at cornerback

Tim Jennings has missed the last two games, but fans didn't hold it against him.
The NFL released its top vote-getters at each position this afternoon, and Jennings led the way for NFC cornerbacks with more than 312,000 votes.
Despite missing the last two weeks with a shoulder injury, Jennings still leads the NFL with eight interceptions. He has picked off a pass in five games, including three multi-takeaway performances.
The seven-year pro got off to a hot start in 2012, intercepting four passes through the first three weeks, including two off Andrew Luck and another off Aaron Rodgers. His September accomplishments earned him the Defensive Player of the Month award.
Jennings was likely helped out by the presence of Charles Tillman, who early in the season was a candidate for Defensive Player of the Year. He won the Defensive Player of the Month award in October after intercepting two passes, returning both for touchdowns, and forcing two fumbles. There's a chance Tillman could join Jennings in the defensive backfield when the full rosters are announced next week.
The rest of the NFC North was well-represented on the list of leading vote-getters, as Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers, John Kuhn. Jeff Saturday, Clay Matthews and Charles Woodson all were ranked at the top of their positions. Minnesota's Adrian Peterson and Jared Allen were the highest-ranked running back and defensive end, respectively. The Lions did not receive a top vote-getter, as New York's Victor Cruz beat out Calvin Johnson at wide receiver.
Brandon Marshall, Henry Melton, Lance Briggs and Robbie Gould are likely to be in the discussion for the final Pro Bowl roster. Players on teams competing in the Super Bowl are not eligible, so perhaps this will be a moot point if Chicago can make an unlikely run.

Blackhawks Talk Podcast: After 20 games, do we know the identity of this Blackhawks team?

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Blackhawks Talk Podcast: After 20 games, do we know the identity of this Blackhawks team?

On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast Tracey Myers and Jamal Mayers join Pat Boyle to discuss the teams wins over the Rangers and Penguins.  Have they figured some things out and what is the identity of this team after 20 games?

Jammer weighs in on Artem Anisimov’s big week and are there enough Hawks committed to net front presence?  They also discuss the surging play of the blue liners and did the Hawks fail to send a message to Evgeni Malkin, after he kneed Corey Crawford in the head?

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Did the Bears technically "win" on Sunday?

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Did the Bears technically "win" on Sunday?

David Haugh (Chicago Tribune), Adam Jahns (Chicago Sun-Times) and Patrick Finley (Chicago Sun-Times) join Kap on the panel.  Kap is happy that Mitch Trubisky played ok and John Fox’s team lost again.  The panel disagrees.

Plus Leonard Floyd doesn’t have an ACL tear…. Yet. Should the Bears shut him down even if he gets good news?