Melton, Jennings lead Pro Bowl voting

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Melton, Jennings lead Pro Bowl voting

The Bears' defensive prowess has earned two players the leading spot in NFL Pro Bowl voting.

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Both cornerback Tim Jennings and defensive tackle Henry Melton lead their respective positions in NFC votes. Jennings has 263,554 votes (third-most for an NFC defensive player) while Melton boasts 214,180, according to the NFL's tabulations.

Jennings is the NFL's leader in interceptions with 8 and also has 19 passes deflected, good for second in the league. Melton has racked up 6.0 sacks and 2 forced fumbles.

The NFL's top vote-getters are as follows:

1. Peyton Manning, Broncos -- 823,272
2. Tom Brady, Patriots -- 746,710
3. Arian Foster, Texans -- 699,866
4. Adrian Peterson, Vikings -- 668,942
5. Aaron Rodgers, Packers -- 652,807
6. A.J. Green, Bengals -- 563,954
7. Rob Gronkowski, Patriots -- 545,514
8. Robert Griffin III, Redskins -- 537,459
9. Drew Brees, Saints -- 500,193
10. Matt Ryan, Falcons -- 477,087

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Voting concludes Monday, Dec. 17 following Monday Night Football. The Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, televised on NBC at 6 p.m. CT from Honolulu, Hawaii. In last year's Pro Bowl, the Bears' Brandon Marshall -- who was with the Dolphins at the time -- caught four touchdowns en route to winning the game's MVP award.

Preview: Cubs continue series with Nationals tonight on CSN

Preview: Cubs continue series with Nationals tonight on CSN

The Cubs continue their series with the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night in the nation's capital, and you can catch all the action on CSN and streaming live on CSNChicago.com and via the NBC Sports app.

Coverage from the District of Columbia with Len Kasper and Jim Deshaies begins at 6 p.m. Be sure to stick around after the game for reaction and analysis on Cubs Postgame Live.

Tonight's starting pitching matchup: John Lackey (5-8, 4.74 ERA) vs. Stephen Strasburg (8-2, 3.57 ERA)

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Preview: Carlos Rodon makes season debut as White Sox face Yankees on CSN

Preview: Carlos Rodon makes season debut as White Sox face Yankees on CSN

Carlos Rodon makes his season debut as the White Sox take on the New York Yankees tonight, and you can catch all the action on CSN Plus and live streaming on CSNChicago.com and the NBC Sports App.

Coverage begins with White Sox Pregame Live at 6:30 p.m. Be sure to stick around after the final out to get analysis and player reaction on White Sox Postgame Live.

Tonight’s starting pitching matchup: Carlos Rodon (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. Masahiro Tanaka (5-7, 5.74 ERA)

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