The NFL Pro Bowl 2017 game, which kicks off on Sunday, has gone back to its traditional AFC vs NFC rivalry roots after three years of an unconferenced, choose-up sides draft format.
When: Sunday, January 29
Where:Camping Word Stadum, Orlando
The Pro Bowl was created as a way for the NFC and AFC to compete against each other with the best players from their respective teams. Many of the players see it as a fun way to compete against, or even with, some of their league friends in a more relaxed setting. The rosters for both conferences look impressive but fans may notice a few well known names missing. The players from the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots withdrew from the game to better prepare for the upcoming Super Bowl on February 5th.
The Pro Bowl 2017 roster for the AFC includes some very promising talent including quarterbacks Andy Dalton from Cincinnati and Alex Smith from Kansas City. The offense will also include DeMarco Murray from Tennessee,Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sandersfrom Denver,Jarvis Landry from Miami and many other well known names. The AFC defense will includeCarlos Dunlap andGeno Atkins from Cincinnati, along with Oakland’s Reggie Nelson, Denver’s Darian Stewert and Von Miller, along with Leonard Williams from the Jets and several others. Special teams foe the AFC has Justin Tucker and Morgan Cox from Baltimore, along withTyreek Hill andD.J. Alexander from the Chiefs andDustin Colquitt from the Colts.
The NFC has three very talented quarterbacks with Dree Brees, Dak Prescott and Kirk Cousins. Some of the other notable offensive players include Ezekial Elliott, Tyron Smith andTravis Frederick from Dallas, along with Seattle’s Doug Baldwin andJimmy Graham. The NFC has some exciting names on the defensive side including the Seahawks’Cliff Avril, Richard Sherman andMichael Bennett.Xavier Rhodes andHarrison Smith from Minnesota will also be playing in the game. Special teams for the NFC hasJohnny Hekker and Jake McQuaide, along with Giants’Dwayne Harris,Matt Prater from Detroit andCordarrelle Patterson from the Vikings.
The 2017 Pro Bowl provides a break in the action between playoffs and the Super Bowl. This year’s Pro Bowl will be held on Sunday, January 29th. The game begins at 8 P.M. Eastern Time and it can be viewed on ESPN or watched online through Pro Bowl 2017 Live Stream free on WatchESPN. The Pro Bowl is being held at the Camping World Stadium in Orlando. This year’s game will be different from games in the last three years as teams are created based on their conference, rather than a fantasy-league style selection. The game will have too many talented players to list them all, but fans from many teams can expect to see some of their favorites playing in the game.