Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham
Apparently there's a campaign taking place in Big Sky Country to send Dan Carpenter to Honolulu.
Carpenter, the Miami Dolphins' undrafted rookie kicker from Montana, is having an impressive season, but not enough to skyrocket him to first place among all AFC kickers in fan balloting for the Pro Bowl on his own merit.
For comparison, Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, an MVP candidate who leads balloting among all defensive players, received 50,472 votes over the past week.
As of Tuesday, Carpenter has amassed 143,174 total votes in fan balloting, which continues until Dec. 9. Fan votes account for one-third of the process. Players and coaches will cast their votes from Dec. 9-12. The Pro Bowl teams will be announced Dec. 16.
New England Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski leads the AFC with 107 points, three more than Bironas. Carpenter is 12th in the AFC with 77 points, but he has made 11 consecutive field goals, a Dolphins rookie record and the most in the NFL since Gostkowski did it in 2006.
Here are the position-by-position results and how AFC East players rank within the conference:
1. Ronnie Brown, Dolphins (393,265)
4. Marshawn Lynch, Bills (208,478)
5. Thomas Jones, Jets (205,185)
Comment: Jones finally makes his debut in the top five. Tennessee Titans rookie Chris Johnson is behind Brown by about 11,500 votes.
3. Randy Moss, Patriots (307,183)
Comment: Moss is closing the gap on first-place Brandon Marshall by about 18,700 votes. Still no top-five appearance from Jerricho Cotchery or Laveranues Coles.
Comment: No AFC East tight end should be in the top five.
1. Jake Long, Dolphins (160,931)
2. D'Brickashaw Ferguson, Jets (156,628)
3. Matt Light, Patriots (124,631)
Comment: Again, the only AFC East left tackle not in the top five is former Pro Bowler Jason Peters.
Comment: Richard Seymour still can't crack the top five.
2. Kris Jenkins, Jets (139,195)
5. Marcus Stroud, Bills (104,566)
Comment: For the second straight week, Jenkins climbs up a spot. Haynesworth has more than twice as many votes with 313,536.
1. Dan Carpenter, Dolphins (143,174)
Comment: Two weeks ago he wasn't in the top five. Now he's almost 37,000 votes ahead of second-place Bironas.
3. Larry Izzo, Patriots (65,249)
4. Patrick Cobbs, Dolphins (64,759)
Comment: Cobbs falls out of second place, while Izzo remains in third, 12,500 votes behind first-place Anthony Madison.