Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen (19) couldn't catch a pass in the end zone in the first quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis., on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016. (Jeff Wheeler/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)
Photo: Jeff Wheeler
Photo: Jeff Wheeler

Vikings have three Pro Bowl nominees, Falcons have none

With the Atlanta Falcons preparing to host the Minnesota Vikings Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the Vikings appear to have more Pro Bowl players -- in the eyes of NFL fans.

As of Thursday morning, Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen, defensive end Everson Griffen and free safety Harrison Smith all lead their positions in voting for the 2017 Pro Bowl.

Thielen had 199,431 votes, Griffen had 142,144 votes and Smith had 67,485.

One-third of the votes nominating players to the Pro Bowl comes from fans, one-third from players and one-third from NFL coaches.

Players selected for the 2017 Pro Bowl will be announced on Dec. 19 and the Pro Bowl will be played on Jan. 28 in Orlando, Fla. 

Fans can vote for their favorite players on the NFL’s official website for the Pro Bowl

The Falcons and Vikings kick off at 1 p.m. on Sunday and can be watched on Fox.

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