Not too many teams are lucky enough to have one of their kickers be good enough to make the Pro Bowl roster. For the Oakland Raiders, they'll send both of their guys to Hawaii in 2012 after Sebastian Janikowski and Shane Lechler were selected for the team.
Janikowski has wowed the football world in the last few years with his huge kicks and was finally rewarded for his work. He hit 27 of his 31 field goal attempts and has made fifteen from more than 41 yards away, including six of 50 yards or more. Even if the AFC's high-flying offense stalls on occasion in the Pro Bowl, it's safe to think they will be in good hands with Janikowski kicking.
Lechler has continually helped Oakland out with big punts this season, averaging 50.7 yards per-kick. He sent one ball 80 yards and is putting 35.1% of his punts inside the 20 yard line. The Pro Bowl seldom sees more than a few punts, but the AFC can rest assured Lechler will put their defense in good field position.
It's fitting that these two would make the 2012 Pro Bowl, especially with each of them being the highest paid kicker and punter in NFL history. I'm not sure if that's more of a good thing or a bad thing for the Raiders, but it's fitting for that franchise to hold the honor.