In January, there is one Oahu attraction enjoyed by local Hawaiians, visiting tourists, and television viewers alike: the AFC-NFC Pro Bowl. This year, the NFL’s all star game will be taking place on Sunday, January 27 with a Start Time of 7:00 PM (Eastern) and it will be televised live on NBC. Players from 26 NFL teams will face off in front of more than 13 million viewers nationwide.
Super Bowl 47 is officially set, but before football fans are treated to that much-anticipated battle, they'll have to sit through the Pro Bowl. AKA the biggest joke of an All-Star game in all of sports. Nevertheless, while the Pro Bowl is full of plays like this one and is often more two-hand touch than anything else, it's still an honor for the players and their respective teams to be selected to play in Honolulu.
Tom Brady has bowed out of the game and was replaced by rookie Andrew Luck, who has given the Colts hope for the future after a very good rookie campaign. Some other notables out in the AFC include RB Ray Rice and WR Wes Welker.
On the NFC Side, we note that Aaron Rodgers, Matt Ryan and RG3 have been replaced by Drew Brees, Eli Manning and Russell Wilson. Other notables out for the NFC, include RB Frank Gore and Wr's Calvin Johnson and Brandon Marshall.
Below are the update rosters for both teams.
AFC OFFENSE (Starter in Bold)
Quarterbacks — Peyton Manning, Denver; Matt Schaub, Houston; Andrew Luck, Indianapolis
Running Backs — Jamaal Charles, Kansas City; Arian Foster, Houston; C.J. Spiller, Buffalo
Fullback — Marcel Reece, Oakland
Wide Receivers — A.J. Green, Cincinnati; Andre Johnson, Houston; Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis; Demaryius Thomas, Denver
Tight Ends — Jermaine Gresham, Cincinnati; Owen Daniels, Houston --- Starter not yet decided
Tackles — Duane Brown, Houston; Joe Thomas, Cleveland; Andrew Whitworth, Cincinnati;
Guards — Wade Smith, Houston; Zane Beadles, Denver; Richie Incognito, Miami--- Starters not yet decided
Centers — Chris Myers, Houston; Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh
Ends — Elvis Dumervil, Denver; Cameron Wake, Miami; J.J. Watt, Houston
Interior Linemen — Geno Atkins, Cincinnati; Kyle Williams, Buffalo; Randy Starks, Miami
Outside Linebackers — Tamba Hali, Kansas City; Robert Mathis, Indianapolis; Von Viller, Denver
Inside/Middle Linebackers — Derrick Johnson, Kansas City; Jerod Mayo, New England
Cornerbacks — Champ Bailey, Denver; Antonio Cromartie, N.Y. Jets; Johnathan Joseph, Houston
Strong Safeties — Eric Berry, Kansas City; LaRon Landry, N.Y. Jets
Free Safety — Jairus Byrd, Buffalo
Placekicker — Phil Dawson, Cleveland
Punter — Dustin Colquitt, Kansas City
Kick Returner — Joshua Cribbs, Cleveland
Special Team — Matthew Slater, New England
Long Snapper — John Denney, Miami
Quarterbacks — Drew Brees, New Orleans; Eli Manning, N.Y. Giants; Russell Wilson, Seattle--- Starter not yet decided
Running Backs — Marshawn Lynch, Seattle; Adrian Peterson, Minnesota; Doug Martin, Tampa Bay
Fullback — Jerome Felton, Minnesota
Wide Receivers — Victor Cruz, N.Y. Giants; Julio Jones, Atlanta; Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona; Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay
Tight Ends — Tony Gonzalez, Atlanta; Jason Witten, Dallas
Tackles — Russell Okung, Seattle; Trent Williams, Washington; Jermon Bushrod, New Orleans
Guards — Jahri Evans, New Orleans; Chris Snee, N.Y. Giants; Josh Sitton, Green Bay
Centers — Jeff Saturday, Green Bay; Max Unger, Seattle
Ends — Jared Allen, Minnesota; Julius Peppers, Chicago; Jason Pierre-Paul, N.Y. Giants
Interior Linemen — Gerald McCoy, Tampa Bay; Henry Melton, Chicago; Justin Smith, San Francisco; Ndamukong Suh, Detroit
Outside Linebackers — Aldon Smith, San Francisco; Chad Greenway, Minnesota; Ryan Kerrigan, Washington; Anthony Spencer, Dallas--- Starters not yet decided
Inside/Middle Linebackers — Daryl Washington, Arizona; London Fletcher, Washington
Cornerbacks — Tim Jennings, Chicago; Patrick Peterson, Arizona; Charles Tillman, Chicago
Strong Safeties — Thomas DeCoud, Atlanta
Free Safeties — Earl Thomas, Seattle; William Moore, Atlanta--- Starter not yet decided
Placekicker — Blair Walsh, Minnesota
Punter — Thomas Morstead, New Orleans
Kick Returner — Leon Washington, Seattle
Special Team — Lorenzo Alexander, Washington
Long Snapper — Don Muhlbach, Detroit
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