AFC vs. NFC Pro Bowl Is a Reality This Year - Key Details

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The AFC vs. NFC Pro Bowl is the all-star match of the NFL. It matches the top players of the National Football Conference against the American Football Conference. For a couple of years, the league experimented with a format that was unconferenced. Here, the teams were chosen by a couple of honorary team captains, who were in the Hall of Fame, instead of choosing the players from each conference. The players were chosen in a televised pick before the match. This year, the AFC vs. NFC Pro Bowl will happen on Sunday, February 6, at 3 PM ET. The AFC vs. NFC Pro Bowl will be held at Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nevada. The match will be broadcast live on ABC and ESPN. The Pro Bowl of the previous year was going to be held at the home field of the Las Vegas Raiders. The match was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. So, the NFL postponed the AFC vs. NFC match at that particular venue this year.

 

The AFC vs. NFC Pro Bowl plans to host many fans in person. They are moving away from the virtual event setting of the previous year. This was when the NFL players, celebrity guests, and alumni played a virtual Pro Bowl on Madden NFL 21. If fans are looking to attend the festivities on their own, the tickets are available online right now. But the attendees should know that they will also be subject to the same coronavirus procedures that apply to the home games of the Raiders. The venue needs proof of coronavirus vaccination to attend the AFC vs. NFC Pro Bowl. The week of the match will also have other free festivities for the fans present in Las Vegas, such as the East-West Shrine Bowl, the Pro Bowl practice, and a Pro Bowl Skills Showdown, which will be broadcast live on ESPN. Of course, coronavirus or not, many might not be attending the AFC vs. NFC Pro Bowl in person. They can tune in to the match on TV or opt for streaming. The full roster for the AFC vs. NFC Pro Bowl has also been revealed.

 

AFC vs. NFC Pro Bowl Rosters

 

The position groups with the most choices to the AFC vs. NFC Pro Bowl match, with more than seven picks, are cornerbacks and wide receivers. More than five running backs and five quarterbacks were chosen. The offensive lineups were rounded out with a couple of fullbacks, and more than five centers, guards, tackles, and tight ends. The defensive choices include more than five safeties, cornerbacks, inside and middle linebackers, outside linebackers, interior linemen, and defensive ends. Rounding out the complete rosters is a couple of long snappers, special teamers, return specialists, kickers, and punters. There have been some notable choices in this year's AFC vs. NFC Pro Bowl edition. These include Buffalo Bills safety Jordan Poyer, De'Vondre Campbell, the linebacker of Green bay packers, Austin Ekeler, running back of the Los Angeles Chargers, and Matthew Stafford, the quarterback of the Los Angeles Rams.

 

 

 

AFC Roster

NFC Roster

Offense

 

Quarterback

 

Justin Herbert, Los Angeles Chargers

Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs

Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens

Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals

Running back

 

Jonathan Taylor, Indianapolis Colts

Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns

Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals

Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings

James Conner, Arizona Cardinals

Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints

Wide receiver

 

Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs

Ja'Marr Chase, Cincinnati Bengals

Stefon Diggs, Buffalo Bills

Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers

Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams

Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers

Justin Jefferson, Minnesota Vikings

Deebo Samuel, San Francisco 49ers

Tight end

 

Mark Andrews, Baltimore Ravens

Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs

George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers

Kyle Pitts, Atlanta Falcons

Offensive tackle

 

Rashawn Slater, Los Angeles Chargers

Orlando Brown, Kansas City Chiefs

Dion Dawkins, Buffalo Bills

Trent Williams, San Francisco 49ers

Tristan Wirfs, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tyron Smith, Dallas Cowboys

Offensive guard

 

Quenton Nelson, Indianapolis Colts

Joel Bitonio, Cleveland Browns

Wyatt Teller, Cleveland Browns

Zack Martin, Dallas Cowboys

Brandon Scherff, Washington Football Team

Ali Marpet, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Center

 

Corey Linsley, Los Angeles Chargers

Ryan Kelly, Indianapolis Colts

Jason Kelce, Philadelphia Eagles

Ryan Jensen, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Fullback

 

Patrick Ricard, Baltimore Ravens

 

Kyle Juszczyk, San Francisco 49ers

Defense

 

Defensive end

 

Myles Garrett, Cleveland Browns

Maxx Crosby, Las Vegas Raiders

Trey Hendrickson, Cincinnati Bengals

 

Nick Bosa, San Francisco 49ers

Brian Burns, Carolina Panthers

Cameron Jordan, New Orleans Saints

Interior linemen

 

DeForest Buckner, Indianapolis Colts

Chris Jones, Kansas City Chiefs

Cameron Heyward, Pittsburgh Steelers

 

Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams

Jonathan Allen, Washington Football Team

Kenny Clark, Green Bay Packers

Outside linebacker

 

T.J. Watt, Pittsburgh Steelers

Joey Bosa, Los Angeles Chargers

Matt Judon, New England Patriots

 

Chandler Jones, Arizona Cardinals

Robert Quinn, Chicago Bears

Shaquil Barrett, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Middle linebacker

 

Darius Leonard, Indianapolis Colts

Denzel Perryman, Las Vegas Raiders

 

Micah Parsons, Dallas Cowboys

Bobby Wagner, Seattle Seahawks

Cornerback

 

J.C. Jackson, New England Patriots

Xavien Howard, Miami Dolphins

Denzel Ward, Cleveland Browns

Kenny Moore II, Indianapolis Colts

Trevon Diggs, Dallas Cowboys

Jalen Ramsey, Los Angeles Rams

Darius Slay, Philadelphia Eagles

Marshon Lattimore, New Orleans Saints

Free safety

 

Kevin Byard, Tennessee Titans

 

Quandre Diggs, Seattle Seahawks

Strong safety

 

Derwin James, Los Angeles Chargers

Tyrann Mathieu, Kansas City Chiefs

 

Budda Baker, Arizona Cardinals

Harrison Smith, Minnesota Vikings

Special Teams

 

Long snapper

 

Luke Rhodes, Indianapolis Colts

 

Josh Harris, Atlanta Falcons

Punter

 

A.J. Cole, Las Vegas Raiders

 

Bryan Anger, Dallas Cowboys

Placekicker

 

Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens

 

Matt Gay, Los Angeles Rams

Return specialist

 

Devin Duvernay, Baltimore Ravens

 

Jakeem Grant, Chicago Bears

Special teamer

 

Matthew Slater, New England Patriots

 

J.T. Gray, New Orleans Saints

 

AFC vs. NFC Pro Bowl: NFC Won the Virtual Version

 

A virtual version of the AFC vs. NFC Pro Bowl was held the previous year. The NFC won the inaugural Virtual Pro Bowl with a comprehensive victory over the AFC. The match was played out on the video game Madden 21. The game was controlled by celebrities and NFL players. The traditional season-ending match, which involves the All-Stars, was canceled for the previous season because of the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, it was decided to play it out online with rapper Snoop Dogg, Deshaun Watson, and Kyler Murray playing a part. Murray captained the NFC team by taking the controls in the first quarter. He played as himself at the position of quarterback. The quarterback of the Arizona Cardinals led the squad of the NFC to a touchdown in the first quarter and got the MVP honors in the match.

 

Murray gave over the controls to NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace. He powered the offense of the NFC to several touchdowns in the next quarter. Former Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch and Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams took control of the NFC team for the last couple of quarters to get their win. Deshaun Watson, the wantaway quarterback of Houston Texans, started the match for the AFC in the first quarter and was left trailing by a single point by the end of the quarter. He was followed by Keyshawn Johnson, former NFL receiver, the running back of Tennessee Titans Derrick Henry, and Snoop Dogg. They could not prevent the AFC team from falling to a heavy loss.

 

Conclusion

The total number of players that have been chosen for the AFC vs. NFC Pro Bowl is nearly ninety. The choices have been determined by a vote of consensus among the coaches, players, and fans. Each group counts equally towards the final choices. The selection of the players for the AFC vs. NFC Pro Bowl has been stellar and sets up a mouth-watering clash between the two sides.

 

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