2013 Pro Bowl

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2013 NFL Pro Bowl
Pro Bowl 2013 logo.jpg
1 2 3 4 Total
AFC 7 7 7 14 35
NFC 7 24 21 10 62
Date January 27, 2013
Stadium Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii
MVP Kyle Rudolph (Minnesota Vikings)
Referee Ed Hochuli
Attendance 47,134
National anthem Brian McKnight
Coin toss Marcus Allen and Eric Dickerson
TV in the United States
Network NBC
Announcers Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya and Doug Flutie
Nielsen ratings 7.1 (nationally)
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The 2013 Pro Bowl was the NFL's sixty-third[1] annual all-star game which featured players from the 2012 season. It took place at 2:30 pm Hawaii–Aleutian Time (UTC−10:00; 7:30 pm Eastern Time) on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at the Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. The game was televised nationally by NBC in place of CBS. The game was delayed for 30 minutes due to flash flood warnings.[2]

John Fox of the AFC West Denver Broncos led the AFC "home team" against a "visiting" NFC team that was coached by the Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy of the NFC North. These coaches were selected for coaching the highest seeded team to not qualify for their respective Conference Championship Games, which has been the convention since the 2009 Pro Bowl. Ed Hochuli was the game referee.[3]

Players on the winning team (NFC) each earned $50,000, while players on the losing team (AFC) earned $25,000.[4]

The Houston Texans and San Francisco 49ers had the most Pro Bowl selections with nine. The Kansas City Chiefs, despite only winning two games, had six selections. Six teams, the Carolina Panthers, Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Rams, Tennessee Titans, Jacksonville Jaguars, and San Diego Chargers, had no selections. The three rookie quarterbacks (Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, and Russell Wilson) were selected, which is the most in Pro Bowl history.[5]

Summary[edit]

Scoring summary[edit]

The scores broken down by quarter:[6][7]

Scoring Play Time Score
1st quarter
AFC – A. J. Green 6 yd. pass from Peyton Manning (Phil Dawson kick) 14:07 AFC 7–0
NFC – Vincent Jackson 36 yd. pass from Drew Brees (Blair Walsh kick) 10:17 Tied 7–7
2nd quarter
NFC – Blair Walsh 48 yd. Field Goal 15:00 NFC 10–7
AFC – Derrick Johnson 42 yd. Interception Return (Phil Dawson kick) 11:24 AFC 14–10
NFC – Victor Cruz 9 yd. pass from Eli Manning (Blair Walsh kick) 7:03 NFC 17–14
NFC – Marshawn Lynch 1 yd. run (Blair Walsh kick) 1:47 NFC 24–14
NFC – Kyle Rudolph 3 yd. pass from Eli Manning (Blair Walsh kick) 0:06 NFC 31–14
3rd quarter
NFC – Doug Martin 28 yd. pass from Russell Wilson (Blair Walsh kick) 13:06 NFC 38–14
AFC – Joshua Cribbs 4 yd. pass from Matt Schaub (Phil Dawson kick) 6:28 NFC 38–21
NFC – Larry Fitzgerald 9 yd. pass from Russell Wilson (Blair Walsh kick) 3:59 NFC 45–21
NFC – Vincent Jackson 5 yd. pass from Russell Wilson (Blair Walsh kick) 1:57 NFC 52–21
4th quarter
NFC – Blair Walsh 26 yd. Field Goal 14:42 NFC 55–21
AFC – A. J. Green 4 yd. pass from Andrew Luck (Phil Dawson kick) 11:40 NFC 55–28
NFC – Jerome Felton 3 yd. run (Blair Walsh kick) 7:59 NFC 62–28
AFC – A. J. Green 49 yd. pass from Andrew Luck (Phil Dawson kick) 6:02 NFC 62–35

Rosters[edit]

AFC[edit]

The following players were selected to represent the AFC:[8]

Offense[edit]

Position Starter(s) Reserve(s) Alternate(s)
Quarterback 18 Peyton Manning, Denver 12 Tom Brady, New England[b]
 8 Matt Schaub, Houston
12 Andrew Luck, Indianapolis[a]
Running back 23 Arian Foster, Houston 25 Jamaal Charles, Kansas City
27 Ray Rice, Baltimore[e]
28 C. J. Spiller, Buffalo[a]
Fullback 44 Vonta Leach, Baltimore[e] 45 Marcel Reece, Oakland[a]
Wide receiver 18 A. J. Green, Cincinnati
80 Andre Johnson, Houston
87 Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis
83 Wes Welker, New England[b]
88 Demaryius Thomas, Denver[a]
Tight end 87 Rob Gronkowski, New England [b] 83 Heath Miller, Pittsburgh [b] 84 Jermaine Gresham, Cincinnati [a]

81 Owen Daniels, Houston [a]

Offensive tackle 73 Joe Thomas, Cleveland
76 Duane Brown, Houston
78 Ryan Clady, Denver [b] 77 Andrew Whitworth, Cincinnati [a]
Offensive guard 70 Logan Mankins, New England[b][9]
73 Marshal Yanda, Baltimore[e]
74 Wade Smith, Houston 68 Richie Incognito, Miami[a]
68 Zane Beadles, Denver [a]
Center 53 Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh 55 Chris Myers, Houston

Defense[edit]

Position Starter(s) Reserve(s) Alternate(s)
Defensive end 99 J. J. Watt, Houston
91 Cameron Wake, Miami
92 Elvis Dumervil, Denver
Defensive tackle 97 Geno Atkins, Cincinnati
75 Vince Wilfork, New England [b]
92 Haloti Ngata, Baltimore [e] 95 Kyle Williams, Buffalo [a]
94 Randy Starks, Miami [a]
Outside linebacker 58 Von Miller, Denver [b]
91 Tamba Hali, Kansas City
98 Robert Mathis, Indianapolis 50 Justin Houston, Kansas City [a]
Inside linebacker 51 Jerod Mayo, New England 56 Derrick Johnson, Kansas City
Cornerback 24 Champ Bailey, Denver
24 Johnathan Joseph, Houston
31 Antonio Cromartie, N.Y. Jets
Free safety 20 Ed Reed, Baltimore[e] 31 Jairus Byrd, Buffalo[a][f]
Strong safety 29 Eric Berry, Kansas City 30 LaRon Landry, N.Y. Jets

Special teams[edit]

Position Starter(s) Reserve(s) Alternate(s)
Punter  2 Dustin Colquitt, Kansas City
Placekicker  4 Phil Dawson, Cleveland
Kick returner 12 Jacoby Jones, Baltimore[e] 16 Josh Cribbs, Cleveland [a]
Special teamer 18 Matthew Slater, New England
Long snapper 92 John Denney, Miami

NFC[edit]

The following players were selected to represent the NFC:[10]

Offense[edit]

Position Starter(s) Reserve(s) Alternate(s)
Quarterback 12 Aaron Rodgers[b],[11] Green Bay  2 Matt Ryan, Atlanta[b]
10 Robert Griffin III, Washington[b][12]
 9 Drew Brees, New Orleans[a]
10 Eli Manning, N. Y. Giants[a][13]
 3 Russell Wilson, Seattle[a][14]
Running back 28 Adrian Peterson, Minnesota 24 Marshawn Lynch, Seattle
21 Frank Gore, San Francisco[e]
22 Doug Martin, Tampa Bay[a][15]
Fullback 42 Jerome Felton, Minnesota
Wide receiver 81 Calvin Johnson, Detroit[b]
15 Brandon Marshall, Chicago[b]
11 Julio Jones, Atlanta
80 Victor Cruz, N.Y. Giants
83 Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay[a][16]
11 Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona[a][17]
Tight end 88 Tony Gonzalez, Atlanta[b] 82 Jason Witten, Dallas 82 Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota[a][g][18]
Offensive tackle 74 Joe Staley, San Francisco[e]
76 Russell Okung, Seattle
71 Trent Williams, Washington[b] 74 Jermon Bushrod, New Orleans[a][19]

75 Matt Kalil, Minnesota[a]

Offensive guard 77 Mike Iupati, San Francisco[e]
73 Jahri Evans, New Orleans
76 Chris Snee, N.Y. Giants 71 Josh Sitton, Green Bay[a]
Center 60 Max Unger, Seattle 63 Jeff Saturday, Green Bay

Defense[edit]

Position Starter(s) Reserve(s) Alternate(s)
Defensive end 90 Jason Pierre-Paul, N.Y. Giants
90 Julius Peppers, Chicago
69 Jared Allen, Minnesota
Defensive tackle 94 Justin Smith, San Francisco[e]
69 Henry Melton, Chicago
93 Gerald McCoy, Tampa Bay 90 Ndamukong Suh, Detroit [a]
Outside linebacker 99 Aldon Smith, San Francisco[e]
94 DeMarcus Ware, Dallas [b]
52 Clay Matthews, Green Bay [b] 52 Chad Greenway, Minnesota [a][20]
93 Anthony Spencer, Dallas [a]
91 Ryan Kerrigan, Washington[a]
Inside linebacker 52 Patrick Willis, San Francisco[e] 53 NaVorro Bowman, San Francisco[e] 58 Daryl Washington, Arizona [a]
59 London Fletcher, Washington [a]
Cornerback 33 Charles Tillman, Chicago
26 Tim Jennings, Chicago
21 Patrick Peterson, Arizona
Free safety 38 Dashon Goldson, San Francisco[e] 29 Earl Thomas, Seattle 28 Thomas DeCoud, Atlanta [a][21]
Strong safety 31 Donte Whitner, San Francisco[e] 25 William Moore, Atlanta [a][22]

Special teams[edit]

Position Starter(s) Reserve(s) Alternate(s)
Punter  6 Thomas Morstead, New Orleans
Placekicker  3 Blair Walsh, Minnesota
Kick returner 33 Leon Washington, Seattle
Special teamer 97 Lorenzo Alexander, Washington
Long snapper 48 Don Muhlbach, Detroit

Indicating he would retire after the Pro Bowl, NFC center Jeff Saturday treated the game as a testimonial match and crossed over to the AFC side for one play in order to reunite with quarterback Peyton Manning; the two had played together as members of the Indianapolis Colts for thirteen seasons.[23]

Notes:

bold player who participated in game
a Replacement selection due to injury or vacancy
b Injured player; selected but will not play
c Replacement starter; selected as reserve
e Selected but did not play because his team advanced to Super Bowl XLVII (see Pro Bowl "Player Selection" section)
f Ryan Clark was the first alternate, but declined due to injury[24]
g Jimmy Graham was the first alternate, but declined due to injury[25]

Number of selections per team[edit]

American Football Conference
Team Selections
Houston Texans 9
Denver Broncos 7
New England Patriots 7
Baltimore Ravens 6
Kansas City Chiefs 6
Cincinnati Bengals 4
Miami Dolphins 4
Buffalo Bills 3
Cleveland Browns 3
Indianapolis Colts 3
Pittsburgh Steelers 3
New York Jets 2
Oakland Raiders 1
Jacksonville Jaguars 0
San Diego Chargers 0
Tennessee Titans 0
National Football Conference
Team Selections
San Francisco 49ers 9
Minnesota Vikings 7
Seattle Seahawks 6
Atlanta Falcons 5
Chicago Bears 5
Washington Redskins 5
Green Bay Packers 4
New Orleans Saints 4
New York Giants 4
Arizona Cardinals 3
Dallas Cowboys 3
Detroit Lions 3
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3
Carolina Panthers 0
Philadelphia Eagles 0
St. Louis Rams 0

Broadcasting[edit]

The game was televised nationally by NBC for the second year in a row after Super Bowl XLVII broadcaster CBS, which was originally had the rights to air the game, declined to carry it (even though CBS was using the game to film an episode of Hawaii Five-0 set around the game that aired three weeks later). This was the second of three consecutive years that NBC carried the game. This means that, despite having the rights to broadcast three Pro Bowls since ESPN lost them in 2006, due to lack of viewers CBS has only broadcast one Pro Bowl: in 2007.[26] NBC will also broadcast the 2014 game as Super Bowl broadcaster Fox had declined to carry the game.

References[edit]

Notes

  1. ^ "NFL to consider Pro Bowl future". ESPN.com (Associated Press). January 22, 2013. Retrieved January 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ http://www.nfl.com/probowl/story/0ap1000000131460/article/pro-bowl-delayed-30-minutes-due-to-weather-conditions
  3. ^ "Veteran Referee Ed Hochuli to Work in the Pro Bowl". Football Nation.com. January 23, 2013. Retrieved January 24, 2013. 
  4. ^ http://www.thenewstribune.com/2013/01/23/2445873/wilson-just-the-guy-to-liven-up.html
  5. ^ "Mind-blowing stats for the 2013 Pro Bowl". National Football League. January 24, 2013. Retrieved January 24, 2013. 
  6. ^ http://scores.espn.go.com/nfl/boxscore?gameId=330127032
  7. ^ http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2013012700/2012/PRO21/afc-pro-bowl@nfc-pro-bowl#menu=drivechart&tab=track
  8. ^ Sessler, Marc (December 26, 2012). "2013 Pro Bowl roster analysis: AFC". NFL.com (National Football League). Retrieved December 27, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Welker, Mankins pull out of Pro Bowl". espn.go.com. Retrieved January 21, 2013. 
  10. ^ Rosenthal, Gregg (December 26, 2012). "2013 Pro Bowl roster analysis: NFC". NFL.com (National Football League). Retrieved December 27, 2012. 
  11. ^ Aaron Rodgers (2013-01-15). "Aaron Rodgers out of Pro Bowl; Eli Manning replaces him". NFL.com. Retrieved 2013-01-21. 
  12. ^ "Drew Brees replacing injured RG3 on NFC's Pro Bowl roster". NFL.com (National Football League). January 9, 2013. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  13. ^ New Jersey. "Giants quarterback Eli Manning to replace injured Aaron Rodgers in Pro Bowl". NJ.com. Retrieved 2013-01-21. 
  14. ^ Sando, Mike. "Daryl Washington, Russell Wilson worthy of Pro Bowl – ESPN". Espn.go.com. Retrieved 2013-01-21. 
  15. ^ "Buccaneers RB Doug Martin selected to Pro Bowl". 
  16. ^ "Vincent Jackson added to Pro Bowl". ESPN.com (ESPN). January 15, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Fitzgerald to replace Marshall in Pro Bowl". miamiherald.com. Retrieved January 22, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Kyle Rudolph of Minnesota Vikings added to Pro Bowl for Tony Gonzalez of Atlanta Falcons". espn.go.com. Retrieved January 22, 2013. 
  19. ^ "San Francisco 49ers win sends Saints tackle Jermon Bushrod to Pro Bowl". nola.com. Retrieved January 20, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway added to NFC Pro Bowl roster | 1500 ESPN Twin Cities – Minnesota Sports News & Opinion (Twins, Vikings, Wolves, Wild, Gophers) | Sportswire: Minnesota Vikings". 1500espn.com. 2013-01-10. Retrieved 2013-01-21. 
  21. ^ "Thomas DeCoud, William Moore named to Pro Bowl". thefalcoholic.com. Retrieved 2013-01-22. 
  22. ^ "Thomas DeCoud, William Moore named to Pro Bowl". thefalcoholic.com. Retrieved 2013-01-21. 
  23. ^ Seidl, Jonathan (January 28, 2013). DID AN NFL PLAYER LINE UP FOR THE WRONG TEAM DURING SUNDAY’S PRO BOWL? PICTURE AND VIDEO. TheBlaze. Retrieved January 28, 2013.
  24. ^ "Ryan Clark Unable To Replace Ed Reed At Pro Bowl Due To Injury". steelersdepot.com. Retrieved January 22, 2013. 
  25. ^ "Report: Wrist surgery keeps Jimmy Graham out of Pro Bowl". cbssports.com. Retrieved January 26, 2013. 
  26. ^ Ken (April 18, 2012). "CBS Passes on Pro Bowl; NBC To Air Game For Second Straight Year". Fang's Bites. Retrieved January 8, 2013. 

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