2015 Pro Bowl

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2015 NFL Pro Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Team Carter
Team Irvin
Date January 25, 2015
Stadium University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
MVP
Attendance
TV in the United States
Network ESPN
< 2014 Pro Bowl 2016

The 2015 Pro Bowl will be the NFL's all-star game for the 2014 season. It is scheduled to take place at 6 pm local time on January 25 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The game will televised nationally by ESPN.[1]

The game will continue the "unconferenced" format that was debuted in the 2014 Pro Bowl. This will be the third time that the game will take place in the same site as that year's Super Bowl. It will be the sixth consecutive year where the Pro Bowl will take place prior to the Super Bowl.[1] Hall of Fame Wide Receivers Cris Carter, and Michael Irvin were selected as the alumni captains of the game.

Game format[edit]

  • Two former players will draft players on to the teams. Each will be assisted by two player captains and one NFL.com fantasy football champion.[2]
  • A two-minute warning will be added to the first and third quarters, and the ball will switch hands after every quarter.[2]
  • No kickoffs. A coin toss will determine which team is awarded possession first, and the ball will be placed on the 25-yard line at the start of each quarter and after scoring plays.[2]
  • The rosters now consist of 44 players per squad, with an additional defensive back added.[2]
  • The defense is now permitted to play "cover two" and "press" coverage. In the previous years, only the "man" coverage was permitted, except for goal line situations.[2]
  • Beginning at the two-minute mark of every quarter, if the offense does not gain at least one yard, the clock stops as if the play were an incomplete pass.[2]
  • A 35-second and 25-second play clock is used instead of the usual 40-second and 25-second clock.[2]
  • The game clock does not stop on quarterback sacks outside of the final 2 minutes of regulation.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2015 Pro Bowl to be Played in Arizona; 2016 Pro Bowl Slated for Hawaii". National Football League. April 9, 2014. Archived from the original on April 9, 2014. Retrieved April 9, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "2014 Pro Bowl features new format for NFL all-star game". NFL.com. July 31, 2013. Archived from the original on December 12, 2013. Retrieved April 4, 2013. 

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