Bengals: Andy Dalton Headlines Top 5 Pro Bowl Snubs

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Yesterday, the NFL’s Pro Bowl squads were announced. Five Bengals made the Pro Bowl, but several deserving players were snubbed.

The 2015 Pro Bowl roster has finally come out, and five Bengals players made the Pro Bowl. That’s a bit low for a team with 11 wins in 14 games. For comparison, the Seahawks (9-5) boast seven players, the Chiefs (9-5) boast five players and the Cowboys (4-10) boast four players.

Granted, Pro Bowl voting essentially combines player popularity, team popularity and a few important statistics. It’s not a very serious measure of a players’ impact on the season. However, the number of Pro Bowl nods a player has to his name can be used in determining whether or not he’s an impactful player.

The strange essence of Pro Bowl selections being representative of a player’s popularity yet important in debating his long-term impact is puzzling. Hopefully, the NFL can find a way to make Pro Bowl voting more fair in the future.

Only four teams boast more Pro Bowlers than Cincinnati, but many Bengals were snubbed in the voting. While we will only list five snubs, there were a few more Bengals who made cases for Pro Bowl nods this season.

Honorable Mentions

Punter Kevin Huber was dominant all year, pinning opponents deep on a consistent basis. Guard Clint Boling was one of the league’s best early on in the season, paving the way for Cincinnati’s running backs and holding his quarterback upright. Running backs Giovani Bernard and Jeremy Hill can make intriguing cases, but neither player was particularly dominant. George Iloka and Vontaze Burfict had some great games but couldn’t stay healthy enough to deserve recognition.

With that, let’s get to the Bengals’ top five snubs.

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