2012 Pro Bowl
The Pro Bowl is back in town this week as the AFC get set to take on the NFC in Hawaii. The Pro Bowl is the NFL’s all-star game with the best players from the American Football Conference taking on the best players from the National Football Conference.
Players are selected by the Head coaches, the players and the fans. The AFC will be coached by Houston Texans Head coach Gary Kubiak whilst Green Bay Packers Head coach Mike McCarthy will take charge of the NFC. The likes of Darrelle Revis, Aaron Rodgers, Phillip Rivers and Demarcus Ware will all be playing in the game. For a full list both rosters click here http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1036647-pro-bowl-2012-afc-nfc-roster-date-time-and-tv-info .
The Pro Bowl has different rules from usual NFL games to avoid player injuries.
These rules include: Defenses must run 4-3, no blitz and no motion/shifting on offense.
These rules help protect player safety and are also tailored to the offense. Expect to see plenty of touchdowns so just in case you’re are a fan of defense, this game usually doesn’t have much of it.
Last years Pro Bowl saw the NFC defeating the AFC 55-44 with Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall getting the MVP.
The Pro Bowl is usually a high-scoring, offensive friendly game with very little tackling. Whilst some fans don’t think this makes for the best spectacle, I think it makes for a fun and enjoyable game to watch. The game is live on Sunday on Sky Sports 1 at 11.30 pm. There will also be highlights shown on Monday on Sky Sports 2 at 4 pm.
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