Pro Bowl Preview: Get Your Football Fix

Bored on Sunday night?

The Rundown:

NFC vs AFC -- Sunday Jan. 29th, 7:00 p.m. EST

Jets named for 2012: Darrelle Revis, Nick Mangold, D'Brickashaw Ferguson, Brandon Moore, and Jessica S. of the Flight Crew.

Location: Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI.

Coverage: NBC.

Record: The NFC lead the all-time series 21-20.

What happened last time? NFC beat the AFC 55-41.

Injury report (includes injured or Super Bowl players that will not play):

NFC Eli Manning (NYG), Frank Gore (SF), John Kuhn (GB), Calvin Johnson (DET), Jason Pierre-Paul (NYG), Lance Briggs (CHI), Brian Urlacher (CHI), Carlos Rogers (SF), Dashon Goldson (SF).

AFC Tom Brady (NE), Arian Foster (HOU), Ray Rice (BAL), Wes Welker (NE), Rob Gronkowski (NE), Jake Long (MIA), Logan Mankins (NE), Brian Waters (NE), Maurkice Pouncey (PIT), Andre Carter (NE), Haloti Ngata (BAL), Vince Wilfork (NE), Terrell Suggs (BAL), Ed Reed (BAL), Troy Polamalu (PIT), Matthew Slater (NE).

Prediction: NFC 45 AFC 31

With the removal of Tom Brady from the 2012 Pro Bowl, the NFC's offensive advantage becomes even more clear. While the AFC arguably has a better defensive lineup and depth, the NFC offensive powerhouse led by Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees will largely score at will, and the AFC will not be able to keep pace. Stranger things have happened, especially in games that don't matter, but I think the NFC has this game locked down already.

Will you be watching the 2012 NFL Pro Bowl? Leave your predictions and general thoughts leading up to the not-so-big game below if you like. Also, there will be a full updated Pro Bowl roster per the NFL after the jump, as a point of reference.


x-denotes out because of injury

y-denotes replacement

*-denotes starter

z-denotes player out for the Super Bowl.

AFC

Offense

Position Player(s)
Quarterback *Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh
z-Tom Brady, New England
y-Andy Dalton, Cincinnati
Philip Rivers, San Diego
Running back *-Maurice Jones-Drew, Jacksonville
x-Arian Foster, Houston
y-Ryan Mathews, San Diego
y-Willis McGahee, Denver
x-Ray Rice, Baltimore
Fullback *-Vonta Leach, Baltimore
Wide receiver *-A.J. Green, Cincinnati
*-Mike Wallace, Pittsburgh
Brandon Marshall, Miami
y-Vincent Jackson, San Diego
z-Wes Welker, New England
Tight end *-Antonio Gates, San Diego
y-Jermaine Gresham, Cincinnati
z-Rob Gronkowski, New England
Tackle *-Joe Thomas, Cleveland
*-D'Brickashaw Ferguson, N.Y. Jets
y-Ryan Clady, Denver
x-Jake Long, Miami
Guard *y-Ben Grubbs, Baltimore
*-Marshal Yanda, Baltimore
z-Logan Mankins, New England
y-Brandon Moore, N.Y. Jets
z-Brian Waters, New England
Center *-Nick Mangold, N.Y. Jets
y-Chris Myers, Houston
x-Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh
Defense
Position Player(s)
Defensive end *-Elvis Dumervil, Denver
*-Dwight Freeney, Indianapolis
x-Andre Carter, New England
y-Antonio Smith, Houston
Interior linemen *-Richard Seymour, Oakland
y-Geno Atkins, Cincinnati
x-Haloti Ngata, Baltimore
y-Paul Soliai, Miami
z-Vince Wilfork, New England
Outside linebacker *-Tamba Hali, Kansas City
*-Von Miller, Denver
y-James Harrison, Pittsburgh
x-Terrell Suggs, Baltimore
Inside/midde linebacker *-Ray Lewis, Baltimore
Derrick Johnson, Kansas City
Cornerback *-Champ Bailey, Denver
*-Darrelle Revis, N.Y. Jets
Johnathan Joseph, Houston
Free safety *-Eric Weddle, San Diego
y-Ryan Clark, Pittsburgh
x-Ed Reed, Baltimore
Strong safety *y-Brian Dawkins, Denver
x-Troy Polamalu, Pittsburgh
Special teams
Position Player(s)
Punter Shane Lechler, Oakland
Placekicker Sebastian Janikowski, Oakland
Kick returner Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh
Special-teamer *,y-Montell Owens, Jacksonville
z-Matthew Slater, New England
Long snapper Jon Condo, Oakland

NFC
Offense
Position Player(s)
Quarterback *-Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay
Drew Brees, New Orleans
z-Eli Manning, N.Y. Giants
y-Cam Newton, Carolina
Running back *-LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia
Matt Forte, Chicago
x-Frank Gore, San Francisco
y-Marshawn Lynch, Seattle
Fullback *y-Michael Robinson, Seattle
x-John Kuhn, Green Bay
Wide receiver *-Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona
*-Steve Smith, Carolina
Greg Jennings, Green Bay
x-Calvin Johnson, Detroit
y-Roddy White, Atlanta
Tight end *-Jimmy Graham, New Orleans
Tony Gonzalez, Atlanta
Tackle *-Jason Peters, Philadelphia
*-Joe Staley, San Francisco
Jermon Bushrod, New Orleans
Guard *-Jahri Evans, New Orleans
*-Carl Nicks, New Orleans
Davin Joseph, Tampa Bay
Center *-Ryan Kalil, Carolina
Scott Wells, Green Bay




Defense
Position Player(s)
Defensive end *-Jared Allen, Minnesota
*-Jason Babin, Philadelphia
y-Julius Peppers, Chicago
z-Jason Pierre-Paul, N.Y. Giants
Interior linemen *-Jay Ratliff, Dallas
*-Justin Smith, San Francisco
B.J. Raji, Green Bay
Outside linebacker *-Clay Matthews, Green Bay
*-DeMarcus Ware, Dallas
x-Lance Briggs, Chicago
y-Chad Greenway, Minnesota
Inside/midde linebacker *-Patrick Willis, San Francisco
x-Brian Urlacher, Chicago
y-London Fletcher, Washington
Cornerback *-Charles Woodson, Green Bay
y-Brandon Browner, Seattle
x-Carlos Rogers, San Francisco
Charles Tillman, Chicago
Free safety *-Earl Thomas, Seattle
y-Kam Chancellor, Seattle
x-Dashon Goldson, San Francisco
Strong safety *-Adrian Wilson, Arizona
Special teams
Position Player(s)
Punter Andy Lee, San Francisco
Placekicker David Akers, San Francisco
Kick returner Patrick Peterson, Arizona
Special-teamer Corey Graham, Chicago
Long snapper Brian Jennings, San Francisco
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