2011 Pro Bowl: NFC Ties Scoring Record In 55-41 Win

The 2011 Pro Bowl takes place on Sunday in Hawaii. Though no Seahawks are present, the AFC and NFC's finest will be on display. Check out our StoryStream for all the information.

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2011 Pro Bowl: Matt Ryan, Tony Gonzalez Hook Up For A Touchdown; DeAngelo Hall Scores On A Turnover

Matt Ryan ought to feel awfully comfortable at the Pro Bowl, surrounded by eight of his teammates. Ryan took over at quarterback in the second quarter and, after throwing an interception on his first pass, settled in to lead the NFC down the field. On the sixth play of the drive, Ryan found Tony Gonzalez in the back of the end zone for the score, putting the NFC up 21-0 with plenty of time left in the first half.

It’s been the Atlanta Falcons show thus far and the NFC’s last drive was a prime example of it. Falcons cornerback Brent Grimes gave the NFC the ball back by intercepting Peyton Manning, setting Ryan up with prime field position. Ryan took advantage, driving 58 yards in six plays, capped by Gonzalez’s touchdown catch. All three of Ryan’s passes on the drive went to his Atlanta teammates, with Roddy White catching two and Gonzalez one.

It’s been fast and furious for the NFC, who scored again on the next play from scrimmage after the AFC turned the ball over for the fourth time in the first 20 minutes. DeAngelo Hall came up with his second turnover of the day, stripping Wes Welker after a short gain. Hall scooped up the loose ball, racing 34 yards for the touchdown to put the NFC up 28.

The NFC is in complete control in Hawaii, leading the AFC 28-0. For more on the game, check out our Pro Bowl StoryStream.

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2011 Pro Bowl: Adrian Peterson, Ovie Mughelli Rush For Touchdowns; Interceptions Becoming A Theme

The NFC is dominating the Pro Bowl in Hawaii early, jumping out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. Ovie Mughelli got the scoring started, plunging into the end zone from a yard out with 3:20 to go in the first quarter. London Fletcher intercepted Philip Rivers on the AFC’s next drive, setting up a 13-yard Adrian Peterson touchdown run to put the NFC up 14.

The NFC defense has dominated early in the first quarter, intercepting Rivers twice. On the final play of the quarter, Rivers took a shot at the end zone, but DeAngelo Hall stepped in front of the pass to pick it off. Rivers finished the quarter with 35 passing yards and those two interceptions.

Michael Vick fared better to start the game, completing 5-10 passes for 59 yards. Peterson leads all rushers early with 33 yards and a touchdown. Michael Turner added 15 yards on three carries in the first quarter. Roddy White has a game-high 23 yards on two catches.

Interceptions are aplenty in the Pro Bowl, with two in the first quarter and two more early in the second. Matt Ryan took over for Vick, promptly throwing an interception on his first pass. Peyton Manning, in for Rivers to start the quarter, returned the favor shortly thereafter as Brent Grimes picked him off.

16 minutes in and we’ve already seen four turnovers as the secondaries are having a field day. Keep in mind the defensive schemes are as basic as they come, with no press coverage or blitzing allowed.

With just over 13 minutes to go in the half, the NFC is up on the AFC, 14-0. For more on the game, check out our Pro Bowl StoryStream.

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2011 Pro Bowl: Game Time, Halftime Show And Other Vital Information

The Pro Bowl is set to get started in just about an hour, kicking off live from Hawaii at 4 p.m. The game pits the NFC against the AFC for little more than bragging rights, though the winners each receive a bonus check worth about $20,000 more than the losers — not a bad deal for a day’s worth of work.

Here’s all the information you need ahead of today’s game.

Teams: AFC vs. NFC.

How They Got Here: There are many ways a player can be selected for the Pro Bowl, beginning with the fan vote. Rosters are comprised by the choices of the fans, NFL coaches and a vote among players. After the initial rosters are released, alternates are cycled into the Pro Bowl in the event of injuries or other reasons that keep the players initially selected out. With the Pro Bowl taking place a week before the Super Bowl, alternates were also given the nod to replace players participating in the Super Bowl this year.

Rosters: The starters cane be found here. Full rosters can be found here.

Time: The Pro Bowl kicks off at 4 p.m. PST, or 2 p.m. local time in Hawaii.

Broadcast: Fox has the broadcasting duties. They’ll be pulling double-duty for the NFL, broadcasting next Sunday’s Super Bowl from Dallas.

Announcers: Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick, Terry Bradshaw and Tony Siragusa have the call for Fox. Try to contain your excitement about the thought of Siragusa roaming the sidelines.

Halftime Show: The Goo Goo Dolls, former American Idol participant Kris Allen have the pregame honors. Hawaiian singer Anuhea will hit the stage during halftime of the Pro Bowl.

Tune-in to Fox at 4 p.m. to catch all the action as the AFC and NFC settle their grudge match once and for-all, or at least until next week’s Super Bowl. For the latest from Hawaii, check out our Pro Bowl StoryStream.

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2011 Pro Bowl: Game Time, Halftime Show And Other Vital Information

The Pro Bowl is set to get started in just about an hour, kicking off live from Hawaii at 4 p.m. The game pits the NFC against the AFC for little more than bragging rights, though the winners each receive a bonus check worth about $20,000 more than the losers — not a bad deal for a day’s worth of work.

Here’s all the information you need ahead of today’s game.

Teams: AFC vs. NFC.

How They Got Here: There are many ways a player can be selected for the Pro Bowl, beginning with the fan vote. Rosters are comprised by the choices of the fans, NFL coaches and a vote among players. After the initial rosters are released, alternates are cycled into the Pro Bowl in the event of injuries or other reasons that keep the players initially selected out. With the Pro Bowl taking place a week before the Super Bowl, alternates were also given the nod to replace players participating in the Super Bowl this year.

Rosters: The starters cane be found here. Full rosters can be found here.

Time: The Pro Bowl kicks off at 4 p.m. PST, or 2 p.m. local time in Hawaii.

Broadcast: Fox has the broadcasting duties. They’ll be pulling double-duty for the NFL, broadcasting next Sunday’s Super Bowl from Dallas.

Announcers: Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick, Terry Bradshaw and Tony Siragusa have the call for Fox. Try to contain your excitement about the thought of Siragusa roaming the sidelines.

Halftime Show: The Goo Goo Dolls and former American Idol participant Kris Allen hit the stage during halftime of the Pro Bowl. In other words, halftime may be a good time to go for a walk, grab a drink or put the TV on mute.

Tune-in to Fox at 4 p.m. to catch all the action as the AFC and NFC settle their grudge match once and for-all, or at least until next week’s Super Bowl. For the latest from Hawaii, check out our Pro Bowl StoryStream.

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2011 Pro Bowl Rosters: AFC, NFC Starters For Sunday's Game

Being named a Pro Bowl starter is a badge of honor for NFL players. For many, it means a significant financial bonus and affords them the bragging rights of being one of the NFL’s best at their position. In total, there are 26 named starters for each team — 11 on offense, 11 on defense and four specialists.

On the NFC side, Michael Vick leads the way after an outstanding comeback year with the Philadelphia Eagles. He’s joined in the backfield by Michael Turner, with Roddy White and Calvin Johnson on the outside as his wide receivers. Turner and White lead the way for the Falcons, who had an NFL-best nine Pro Bowl selections in 2011.

For the AFC, it’s Phillip Rivers taking the snaps to begin the game. Rookie Arian Foster will start at running back for the AFC stars, capping a stellar rookie campaign. Reggie Wayne and Brandon Lloyd will be on the receiving end of Rivers’ passes to start the game.

NFC Starters

Quarterback – Michael Vick
Running back – Michael Turner
Fullback – Ovie Mughelli
Wide receiver – Roddy White
Wide receiver- Calvin Johnson
Tight end – Jason Witten
Tackle – Jordan Gross
Guard – Jahri Evans
Center – Andre Gurode
Guard – Chris Snee
Tackle – Tyson Clabo
Defensive end – Julius Peppers
Defensive tackle – Justin Smith
Defensive tackle -- Jay Ratliff
Defensive end- John Abraham
Linebacker – DeMarcus Ware
Linebacker – Brian Orakpo
Linebacker – Jonathan Vilma
Cornerback – DeAngelo Hall
Safety – Antrel Rolle
Safety – Adrian Wilson
Cornerback – Brent Grimes
Punter – Mat McBriar
Kicker – David Akers
Kick returner – Devin Hester
Special teamer – Eric Weems

AFC Starters

Quarterback – Philip Rivers
Running back – Arian Foster
Fullback – Vonta Leach
Wide receiver – Reggie Wayne
Wide receiver- Brandon Lloyd
Tight end- Mercedes Lewis
Tackle – Joe Thomas
Guard – Kris Dielman
Center – Jeff Saturday
Guard – Logan Mankins
Tackle- D'Brickashaw Ferguson
Defensive end – Robert Mathis
Defensive tackle – Haloti Ngata
Defensive tackle – Vince Wilfork
Defensive end – Jason Babin
Linebacker – Cameron Wake
Linebacker- Terrell Suggs
Linebacker – Ray Lewis
Cornerback – Darrelle Revis
Safety – Brandon Meriweather
Safety – Eric Berry
Cornerback – Devin McCourty
Punter – Shane Lechler
Kicker – Billy Cundiff
Kick return – Marc Mariani
Special teamer – Montell Owens

Because it’s an all-star game, every player on the roster will see time on the field in Hawaii. The starters will, of course, begin the game, but we’ll see a rotating cast of characters throughout the game as coaches work to give everyone a look. For the full AFC and NFC rosters, go here.

The action kicks off at 4 p.m. in Hawaii on FOX. Follow our Pro Bowl StoryStream for updates throughout the game as the AFC battles the NFC at the Aloha Bowl.

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2011 Pro Bowl Rosters: NFC West Stars Aplenty, No Seahawks In Sight

No Seattle Seahawks made the trip to Hawaii for the Pro Bowl this week, but there are a few NFC West stars to speak of. The division was clearly down in 2010, evidenced by the Seahawks taking home a playoff spot with a losing record, the first time in NFL history that’s happened.

Here’s a look at the NFC West players playing in Sunday’s Pro Bowl.

Arizona Cardinals

Darnell Dockett, interior lineman – named as a replacement player
Larry Fitzgerald, wide receiver – made the team as a replacement for Greg Jennings
Adrian Wilson, strong safety – starter

San Francisco 49ers

Justin Smith, interior lineman
Patrick Willis, inside/middle linebacker – injured, will not play

St. Louis Rams

Steven Jackson, running back

In total the NFC West has six, the lowest among any conference in the NFL. The NFC East led the way with 19 Pro Bowl selections in 2011 and the Atlanta Falcons put the most members of one team into the game with a whopping nine.

For the full rosters, go here.

The Pro Bowl takes place at 4 p.m., coming to you live from Honolulu, Hawaii. FOX has the broadcast duties as the AFC and NFC duke it out in the Aloha Bowl. For more on the game, including the ever-so-important details about the festivities, check out our Pro Bowl StoryStream.

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2011 Pro Bowl: Rosters, Time And Information For Sunday's Game

The 2011 Pro Bowl is set to take place on Sunday, but the Seattle Seahawks are left to relax and watch it from the comfort of their own homes like the rest of us. This year, no Seahawks made the roster, a sign of how the regular season went for the team. No matter, we still have a playoff victory to hang out hats on in Seattle after a surprise late-season run.

Here's the pertinent information about Sunday's games.

Teams: The AFC and NFC square-off with, well, nothing at stake. A win amounts to a game-check worth about $20,000 more than that of the losing team.

Rosters: The full rosters can be found here. Players from the Super Bowl teams -- Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers -- are ineligible to participate as they prepare for next weekend's main event.

Locale: Ahead of the 2010 Pro Bowl, Roger Goodell attempted to drastically change the Pro Bowl, moving it out of Hawaii and having the city that hosts the Super Bowl also host the Pro Bowl. After one year of the experiment, and a big stink from the players who wanted a vacation on the islands, the Pro Bowl is back at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu.

Game Time: 4 p.m. PST on Sunday, Jan. 30

Broadcasting Information: FOX has the broadcasting rights and will be bringing you all the action on Sunday. With the A-team of announcers preparing for the Super Bowl, Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick, and Terry Bradshaw will have the call this week.

If you love meaningless exhibitions that many of the players find a reason to skip out on, check out the Pro Bowl. It's always a good time waiting to see which player takes it too seriously and levels an opponent. My personal favorite, of course, was this one, by Sean Taylor. Don't try a fake punt in the Pro Bowl, son.

We'll be following all the action as the Pro Bowl nears, so stay tuned to our StoryStream.

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