2020 Pro Bowl
|Date||January 26, 2020|
|Stadium||Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida|
|Offensive MVP||Lamar Jackson, QB (Baltimore Ravens)|
|Defensive MVP||Calais Campbell, DE (Jacksonville Jaguars)|
|National anthem||Tori Kelly|
|TV in the United States|
|Announcers||Joe Tessitore (play-by-play)|
Booger McFarland (color commentator)
Lisa Salters (sideline reporter)
|Radio in the United States|
|Announcers||Ryan Radtke (play-by-play)|
Tony Boselli (color commentator)
Amber Theoharis (sideline reporter)
The 2020 Pro Bowl was the National Football League's all-star game for the 2019 NFL season. It was played on January 26, 2020, at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida, and was televised nationally by ESPN, while being simulcast on ABC and Disney XD.
Fan voting began on November 12, 2019, and ended on December 12, 2019. The initial roster was released on December 17, 2019. The Baltimore Ravens tied an NFL record (set by the 2007 Dallas Cowboys) by having 13 players selected to the game. The coaching staff for the AFC was led by John Harbaugh of the Baltimore Ravens, and for the NFC by Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks. The AFC won the game, 38–33.
The NFL's three-year contract with Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida, expired after the 2019 game. The league explored alternative sites, including hosting the game in Miami a week after the Super Bowl. In August 2019, the NFL decided to keep the game in Orlando for an additional year.
As in previous years, some rules for the Pro Bowl were different than during the regular season. Some of the rules used in this game were:
- After a score, there was no kickoff, as in previous years' Pro Bowls. The scoring team had two options:
- Give the opposing team the ball at the opposing team's own 25-yard line (equivalent to a touchback), or
- Run one play from the scoring team's 25-yard line, in lieu of an onside kick. If the scoring team gains at least 15 yards it retains possession and is awarded a first down; otherwise, the other team takes over at the dead ball spot. In essence, it is a 4th-and-15 play from a team's own 25-yard line.
- The "onside kick" option was exercised by the NFC in the 4th quarter, resulting in QB Kirk Cousins throwing an interception to Earl Thomas.
- False start penalties on receivers flexed to the line of scrimmage were relaxed. A receiver could flinch or lift one foot off the ground without penalty.
|Time of possession||25:24||34:36|
|NFC||Passing||Kirk Cousins||13/22, 181 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT|
|Rushing||Dalvin Cook||3 carries, 17 yards|
|Receiving||Kenny Golladay||3 receptions, 109 yards|
|AFC||Passing||Lamar Jackson||16/23, 185 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT|
|Rushing||Mark Ingram||5 carries, 31 yards|
|Receiving||Mark Andrews||9 receptions, 73 yards, 1 TD|
|Michael Thomas||WR||Keenan Allen|
|Jared Cook||TE||Mark Andrews|
|Terron Armstead||LT||Laremy Tunsil|
|Andrus Peat||LG||Quenton Nelson|
|Jason Kelce||C||Rodney Hudson|
|Trai Turner||RG||Marshal Yanda|
|Tyron Smith||RT||Ronnie Stanley|
|Amari Cooper||WR||Jarvis Landry|
|Drew Brees||QB||Lamar Jackson|
|Dalvin Cook||RB||Nick Chubb|
|C. J. Ham||FB||Patrick Ricard|
|Danielle Hunter||DE||Calais Campbell|
|Grady Jarrett||DT||Geno Atkins|
|Fletcher Cox||DT||Cameron Heyward|
|Cameron Jordan||DE||Melvin Ingram|
|Chandler Jones||OLB||Von Miller|
|Jaylon Smith||MLB||Darius Leonard|
|Shaquil Barrett||OLB||T. J. Watt|
|Harrison Smith||SS||Jamal Adams|
|Budda Baker||FS||Minkah Fitzpatrick|
|Kyle Fuller||CB||Tre'Davious White|
|Darius Slay||CB||Stephon Gilmore|
The following players were selected as the AFC Pro Bowl Team:
|Quarterback||8 Lamar Jackson, Baltimore||15 Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City[d]
4 Deshaun Watson, Houston
|17 Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee[a]|
|Running back||24 Nick Chubb, Cleveland||22 Derrick Henry, Tennessee
21 Mark Ingram Jr., Baltimore
|Fullback||42 Patrick Ricard, Baltimore|
|Wide receiver||10 DeAndre Hopkins, Houston[b]
13 Keenan Allen, LA Chargers
|80 Jarvis Landry, Cleveland
10 Tyreek Hill, Kansas City[d]
|14 Courtland Sutton, Denver[a]|
17 D. J. Chark, Jacksonville[a]
|Tight end||87 Travis Kelce, Kansas City[d]||89 Mark Andrews, Baltimore||84 Jack Doyle, Indianapolis[a]|
|Offensive tackle||79 Ronnie Stanley, Baltimore
78 Laremy Tunsil, Houston
|77 Trent Brown, Oakland[b]||78 Orlando Brown Jr., Baltimore[a]|
|Guard||73 Marshal Yanda, Baltimore
56 Quenton Nelson, Indianapolis
|66 David DeCastro, Pittsburgh[b]||75 Joel Bitonio, Cleveland[a]|
|Center||53 Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh[b]||61 Rodney Hudson, Oakland||78 Ryan Kelly, Indianapolis[a]|
|Defensive end||97 Joey Bosa, LA Chargers[b]
55 Frank Clark, Kansas City[d]
|93 Calais Campbell, Jacksonville||54 Melvin Ingram, LA Chargers[a]|
41 Josh Allen, Jacksonville[a]
|Defensive tackle||97 Cameron Heyward, Pittsburgh
95 Chris Jones, Kansas City[d]
|97 Geno Atkins, Cincinnati||99 Jurrell Casey, Tennessee Titans[a]|
|Outside linebacker||58 Von Miller, Denver
90 T. J. Watt, Pittsburgh
|99 Matthew Judon, Baltimore|
|Inside linebacker||53 Darius Leonard, Indianapolis||54 Dont'a Hightower, New England[b]||49 Tremaine Edmunds, Buffalo[a]|
|Cornerback||24 Stephon Gilmore, New England
27 Tre'Davious White, Buffalo
|24 Marcus Peters, Baltimore[b]
44 Marlon Humphrey, Baltimore
|23 Joe Haden, Pittsburgh[a]|
|Free safety||39 Minkah Fitzpatrick, Pittsburgh||29 Earl Thomas, Baltimore|
|Strong safety||33 Jamal Adams, NY Jets|
|Punter||6 Brett Kern, Tennessee|
|Placekicker||9 Justin Tucker, Baltimore|
|Return specialist||17 Mecole Hardman, Kansas City[d]||18 Andre Roberts, Buffalo[a]|
|Special teams||18 Matthew Slater, New England|
|Long snapper||46 Morgan Cox, Baltimore|
The following players were selected as the NFC Pro Bowl Team:
|Defensive end||94 Cameron Jordan, New Orleans
97 Nick Bosa, San Francisco[d]
|99 Danielle Hunter, Minnesota||97 Everson Griffen, Minnesota[a]|
|Defensive tackle||99 Aaron Donald, LA Rams[e]
91 Fletcher Cox, Philadelphia
|97 Grady Jarrett, Atlanta||97 Kenny Clark, Green Bay[a]|
|Outside linebacker||55 Chandler Jones, Arizona
52 Khalil Mack, Chicago[e]
|58 Shaquil Barrett, Tampa Bay||55 Za'Darius Smith, Green Bay[a]|
|Inside linebacker||54 Bobby Wagner, Seattle[e]||59 Luke Kuechly, Carolina[b]||54 Jaylon Smith, Dallas[a]|
54 Eric Kendricks, Minnesota[a]
|Cornerback||23 Marshon Lattimore, New Orleans[e]
25 Richard Sherman, San Francisco[d]
|23 Darius Slay, Detroit
20 Jalen Ramsey, LA Rams[b]
|23 Kyle Fuller, Chicago[a]|
26 Shaquill Griffin, Seattle[a]
29 Xavier Rhodes, Minnesota[a]
|Free safety||32 Budda Baker, Arizona||39 Eddie Jackson, Chicago|
|Strong safety||22 Harrison Smith, Minnesota|
|Punter||5 Tress Way, Washington|
|Placekicker||3 Wil Lutz, New Orleans|
|Return specialist||11 Deonte Harris, New Orleans|
|Special teams||84 Cordarrelle Patterson, Chicago|
|Long snapper||45 Rick Lovato, Philadelphia|
Notes: Players must have accepted their invitations as alternates to be listed; those who declined are not considered Pro Bowlers.
- bold player who participated in game
- (C) signifies the player has been selected as a captain
- a Replacement player selection due to injury or vacancy
- b Injured/suspended player; selected but did not participate
- c Replacement starter; selected as reserve
- d Selected but did not play because his team advanced to Super Bowl LIV (see Pro Bowl "Player Selection" section)
- e Selected but chose not to participate
- f Selected as starter, but relinquished that role
Number of selections per team
Early in the first quarter, an ABC News special report (simulcast on ESPN, with Disney XD continuing with game coverage) interrupted the game, confirming the developing story of NBA star Kobe Bryant's death; before the game, NFC players who learned of his death conducted a prayer led by Wilson, while various on-field tributes were made during the game. With coverage of Bryant's death becoming a part of the game coverage, it was decided to end the Disney XD simulcast with nine minutes remaining in the second quarter and switch to a marathon of Big City Greens.
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