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The 2012 Pro Bowl teams unveiled

Posted on: December 27, 2011 7:55 pm
Edited on: December 27, 2011 7:56 pm
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By Josh Katzowitz

As selected by the players, coaches and fans (all accounted for 1/3 of the final tally), here are this year's AFC and NFC Pro Bowl teams. The game will be played in Hawaii on Jan. 29, 2012, and though this roster most likely will turn over a few times (and alternatives will be added to the list to fill out the roster), it's still an honor for anybody's name to be included on this list.

AFC

Offense

Player Team Position
Tom Brady Patriots QB
Ben Roethlisberger Steelers QB
Philip Rivers Chargers QB
Ray Rice Ravens RB
Maurice Jones-Drew Jaguars RB
Arian Foster Texans RB
Vonta Leach Ravens FB
Wes Welker Patriots WR
Mike Wallace Steelers WR
A.J. Green Bengals WR
Brandon Marshall Dolphins WR
Rob Gronkowski Patriots TE
Antonio Gates Chargers TE
Joe Thomas Browns T
Jake Long Dolphins T
D'Brickashaw Ferguson Jets T
Logan Mankins Patriots G
Brian Waters Patriots G
Marshal Yanda Ravens G
Maurkice Pouncey Steelers C
Nick Mangold Jets C
Shane Lechler Raiders P
Sebastian Janikowski Raiders PK
Antonio Brown Steelers KR
Matthew Slater Patriots ST

Defense

Player Team Position
Dwight Freeney Colts DL
Andre Carter Patriots DL
Elvis Dumervil Broncos DL
Haloti Ngata Ravens DL
Vince Wilfork Patriots DL
Richard Seymour Raiders DL
Terrell Suggs Ravens LB
Von Miller Broncos LB
Tamba Hali Chiefs LB
Ray Lewis Ravens LB
Derrick Johnson Chiefs LB
Darrelle Revis Jets CB
Champ Bailey Broncos CB
Johnathan Joseph Texans CB
Ed Reed Ravens S
Eric Weddle Chargers S
Troy Polamalu Steelers S

NFC

Offense

Player Team Position
Aaron Rodgers Packers QB
Drew Brees Saints QB
Eli Manning Giants QB
LeSean McCoy Eagles RB
Matt Forte Bears RB
Frank Gore 49ers RB
Calvin Johnson Lions WR
Larry Fitzgerald Cardinals WR
Steve Smith Panthers WR
Greg Jennings Packers WR
Tony Gonzalez Falcons TE
Jimmy Graham Saints TE
Jason Peters Eagles T
Jermon Bushrod Saints T
Joe Staley 49ers T
Jahri Evans Saints G
Carl Nicks Saints G
Davin Joseph Buccaneers G
Ryan Kalil Panthers C
Scott Wells Panthers C
John Kuhn Packers FB
Andy Lee 49ers P
David Akers 49ers PK
Patrick Peterson Cardinals KR
Corey Graham Bears ST

Defense

Player Team Position
Jared Allen Vikings DL
Jason Babin Eagles DL
Jason Pierre-Paul Giants DL
Justin Smith 49ers DL
Jay Ratliff Cowboys DL
B.J. Raji Packers DL
DeMarcus Ware Cowboys DL
Clay Matthews Packers LB
Patrick Willis 49ers LB
Brian Urlacher Bears LB
Charles Woodson Packers CB
Carlos Rogers 49ers CB
Charles Tillman Bears CB
Earl Thomas Seahawks S
Dashon Goldson 49ers S
Adrian Wilson Cardinals S

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Since: Jan 25, 2007
Posted on: December 27, 2011 11:02 pm
 

The 2012 Pro Bowl teams unveiled

wow what homerism.....

"Remember, Stafford's numbers may look better. But he's not as clutch. "

do you even watch anyone else besides the giants? not clutch? how many times did stafford bring the lions back from double digits this year?

" And remember Stafford, for all his talent, still often falls back on the "throw it up to Megatron in triple coverage, he'll come down with it anyway." 

what about the games when megatron was shut down and they STILL won? vs minny 3 catches for 29 but detroit still won. plenty of other games where the defenses put doubles on him the whole game and detroit used him as a decoy.

"Eli, meanwhile, has objectively had one of the very, very worst offensive lines in football protecting him,"

wow you must of NEVER watched the lions play before. never seen jeff sackus oops i mean backus or raiola or peterman or any other bum detroit has had on OL for 10 years or so. stafford has been sacked 8 more times than manning this year.

" has absolutely zero run game"

detroits leading rusher has 390 yds. the only reason we can get any kind of positive run is because the fear stafford/megatron put in to the defense.

"and is throwing to receivers who have hands of stone. I cringe every time the ball goes to Hakeem Nicks or Mario Manningham. Nicks has dropped 6 passes in the last 2 games, including 2 would-be TDs."

once again you must NEVER watch the lions. for as good as burelson and pettigrews numbers are, they both have alot of dropped passes this year. the only difference between manning and stafford is that on the next play after a drop stafford makes a play. you act like manning has no weapons. cruz has 76 catches for 1358 yards.....so if he didnt drop the ball ALL the time like you suggest his numbers would be crazy good.....then you have hakeem nicks with 71 catches for 1116 yards......two 1000 yard recievers is hardly not having weapons. and i would take bradshaw and jacobs over kevin smith, maurice morris and keiland williams anytime. 

" And if anyone ever again says that Eli Manning is in the Pro Bowl because of his NAME, I will SCREAM"

well start screaming because thats what it boiled down to. the NFL needs at least 1 manning in the pro bowl.  but hey if going 9-27 is pro bowl worthy than ill scream!



Since: Jan 7, 2009
Posted on: December 27, 2011 10:48 pm
 

The 2012 Pro Bowl teams unveiled

Pretty sure Scott Wells plays for the Packers not the Panthers...



Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: December 27, 2011 10:44 pm
 

The 2012 Pro Bowl teams unveiled

Your an idiot. NYG have MORE weapons and CLUTCH? Stafford led his team in the most 4th quarter comebacks by over 13 pts EVER...You are an idiot. Get your NY bias out of your ass.



Since: Oct 11, 2008
Posted on: December 27, 2011 10:43 pm
 

The 2012 Pro Bowl teams unveiled

fucking eli mannng and the rest of new york and its fans you all suck big donkey dick



Since: Jul 14, 2011
Posted on: December 27, 2011 10:43 pm
 

The 2012 Pro Bowl teams unveiled

this is a popularity contest get over it.  



Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: December 27, 2011 10:07 pm
 

The 2012 Pro Bowl teams unveiled

ok lets look at it this way- put stafford in eli's shoes and see how many wins he gets ok. eli's body of work with this offense is why he is in the pro bowl. have you seen the giants defense and name me one of the giants reveiver you heard about at the beginning of the season. the rushing offense is dead last in the league. basically eli is the team if you have paid attention you would have known. so put stafford in that situation and see what he does. by the way most of stafford td were because of calvin johnson lets be real ok, i mean he threw the rock in double and triple coverage hoping johnson would catch it which he often did. put johnson with eli and he would have more td than stafford has this season so far. how many comeback wins did stafford had in the 4th quarter??



Since: Nov 21, 2006
Posted on: December 27, 2011 9:51 pm
 

The 2012 Pro Bowl teams unveiled

PHILLIP RIVERS????? HOW??



Since: Oct 30, 2010
Posted on: December 27, 2011 9:46 pm
 

The 2012 Pro Bowl teams unveiled

Eli over Stafford?  What a joke.   Stafford has 10 more TDs, 2 less INTs, a higher rating, a higher completion percentage, more completions, more attempts, and more wins.   The only things Eli has are 69 more yards and 1 Hall of Fame daddy.

His daddy is not in the Hall of Fame. His daddy also has absolutely no impact on why people and players vote for him. Eli was voted in over Stafford because Eli was better in the clutch, had significantly fewer weapons, and yet produced a comparable season. See my comprehensive post below, and get your head out of your butt.



Since: Jan 21, 2007
Posted on: December 27, 2011 9:45 pm
 

The 2012 Pro Bowl teams unveiled

I believe an injured Matt Forte will get replaced either by Marshawn Lynch or Michael Turner. Two headscratchers: Victor Cruz and Matthew Stafford not making it. On the quarterbacks of the AFC, with Peyton Manning and Matt Schaub being injured, it didn't surprise me that Ben Rothlisberger and Philip Rivers made it. There were a lot of mediocure QBs in the AFC this year statwise, nothing that really jumped out like jaw-dropping numbers the QBs of the NFC.



Since: Dec 12, 2011
Posted on: December 27, 2011 9:42 pm
 

The 2012 Pro Bowl teams unveiled

How can u say Roethlisberger doesn't deserve to go, other than Brady name another AFC qb who deserves it. It's not always about the numbers even though Ben's aren't to bad.


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