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The Ravens are having a amazing season that currently has them in the lead for the AFC North. If they hold on, they will win their first division title since 2006. Not only that, their 8-3 record has them tied for the AFC's best record and has them thinking first round bye.
Because of their success, the Ravens should expect to have many players voted to the Pro Bowl. Last year, they were among the AFC leaders with five players getting voted to the Pro Bowl team. This year should see more than that, and the Ravens could easily have the most Pro Bowlers outside of the Green Bay Packers.
The Certain Pro Bowlers
Right now five Ravens lead their respective positions in voting. Inside linebacker Ray Lewis, free safety Ed Reed and defensive tackle Haloti Ngata continue to be Pro Bowl shoe-ins. Their stellar seasons this year ensure that they will be back again.
Two surprising Ravens are also leading their positions. Linebacker and special teamer Brendon Ayanbadejo has made several Pro Bowls due to his work on special teams. The special teams position is a bit of a crap shoot every year, and Ayanbadejo stands a good chance of getting in due to his reputation.
Left tackle Michael Oher is the Ravens only offensive representative. I feel like groaning when I hear this because everyone knows it is due to the exposure he got from The Blind Side film—seriously, how many offensive linemen get their own movie? I understand that his story is inspirational but unfortunately, Oher has mostly gotten attention this year for false starts and does not deserve to be at the Pro Bowl this year.
Surprisingly, if the season ended right now, running back Ray Rice would not make the Pro Bowl. Even though he is the Ravens' top offensive player, his lack of rushes and the Ravens' offensive struggles have prevented him from rising to the top. Still, a strong end to his season along with serious injuries to other running backs could help Rice get back to the Pro Bowl.
Wide receiver Anquan Boldin is another sleeper for the Pro Bowl. He has topped 70 receiving yards in five games and is on pace for his sixth 1000-yard receiving season. As the Ravens' top receiving threat, he still has a chance to be a Pro Bowler this year.
Outside linebacker Terrell Suggs was a Pro Bowler last year, and his stats are great this year. He has 49 tackles and nine sacks on the season. Since he is such a huge part of the Ravens defense, it's conceivable he makes the Pro Bowl this year.