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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
 
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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Comments

Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: December 28, 2011 12:56 pm
 

The 2012 Pro Bowl teams unveiled

QB = 36 TD's - 14 Ints - 96.6 QB rating!

QB = 26 TD's - 16 Ints - 90.3 QB rating!

Get real folks ... this one isn't even close.



Tony Romo -- 29 TD's - 9 Ints - 102.2 QB rating (4th in NFL) while missing about a game and a half; Romo should be in before Manning and Stafford but definately Stafford before Manning.




Since: Oct 30, 2010
Posted on: December 28, 2011 12:49 pm
 

The 2012 Pro Bowl teams unveiled

Man, this ain't that hard. Eli has the second-worst line in the league for pass-blocking, has the worst run game in the league behind him, has the 28th ranked defense to cover for, and has a receiving corp full of mediocre players like Mario "I still don't remember my routes" Manningham, Hakeem "I have thereabouts of 20 drops this season" Nicks, Jake "run-blocking" Ballard, and Victor "I'm the only good receiver on this team and yet was undrafted" Cruz. He also plays in the Meadowlands, which is miserable to throw in. The terrible drops by his receivers - and on several occasions, Manningham's head-scratching route running - has led to A MINIMUM of 5 of Eli's picks. There is no comparison between Stafford's O-line and Manning's - DET's line is top ten in the league in pass blocking. Stafford's receivers are also better overall by a lot, Pettigrew, Young, Kevin Smith and Megatron outplay their compatriots on the Giants (Pettigrew and Johnson by a lot, and while Titus's numbers are very similar to Manningham's, I personally guarantee he has fewer drops). Burleson's worse than Cruz, but Burleson has been solid for years, Cruz came from nowhere with the help of Eli's play. Given all that, it is far from confusing to see Eli on the Pro Bowl team, because the players and coaches, who understand all this, clearly voted for Eli due to THIS, in ADDITION to his strong stats. The stats are weaker than Stafford's - but you forgot yards-per-attempt, where Eli has Stafford BEAT(8.3 to 7.48). That's a big difference - Eli makes more big plays than Stafford does, and that's WITHOUT a beast like Megatron on his team. It's clear that AT THE VERY LEAST, even if you think Stafford deserves it more than Eli, you MUST admit that Eli has played great this year, and that he is at least very comparable to Stafford once you look past the CBS stat line. OR you can be on the right side, and agree with me that Eli had a superior season (no offense to Lions fans, I hope you guys go all the way, unless you play the Giants or the Niners, of which I am also a fan).



Since: Aug 29, 2007
Posted on: December 28, 2011 12:49 pm
 

The 2012 Pro Bowl teams unveiled

This is the All-Popular Team, and has been that way for years. This year's Biggest Mistakes:

1. Phillip Rivers making the team is a JOKE!! The man has played horribly all season long.

2. Ray Lewis: Hall of Fame LB who has lost MORE than one step. Got here on reputation, NOT production

3. Antonio Gates: Makes no sense. Aaron Hernandez has better numbers AND was healthy for more of the season

4. Matthew Stafford should be in BEFORE Eli Manning. Manning has more name cache, so this is no surpize


Bottom Line: These teams are chosen to make sure people find a reason to watch the game, not to reward solid play



Since: Sep 19, 2011
Posted on: December 28, 2011 12:33 pm
 

The 2012 Pro Bowl teams unveiled

Yet again, Redskins MLB London Fletcher leads the NFL in tackles but gets snubbed by Pro Bowl voters! 163 combined tackles, 2 sacks, 9 passes defended. Clay Matthews must get extra votes for style because his numbers just don't stand up. 50 some tackles, 6.5 sacks for a team with no pass rush and a terrible D. For that matter, the 49ers NaVorro Bowman should have been selected as well-133 tackles for a GREAT defence; he's a machine.



Since: Nov 19, 2010
Posted on: December 28, 2011 12:11 pm
 

The 2012 Pro Bowl teams unveiled

Where is Julius Peppers?  How did he not make the pro bowl, there are people on this list who should not be on it like Eli Manning and Phillip Rivers.  There are some very good picks also but some just leave me scratching my head.




Since: Jan 13, 2011
Posted on: December 28, 2011 12:04 pm
 

The 2012 Pro Bowl teams unveiled

QB = 36 TD's - 14 Ints - 96.6 QB rating!

QB = 26 TD's - 16 Ints - 90.3 QB rating!

Get real folks ... this one isn't even close.




Since: May 25, 2009
Posted on: December 28, 2011 11:58 am
 

The 2012 Pro Bowl teams unveiled

Where is Joe Haden? He's been a shut down corner all seasos long. Just because he doesn't have any interceptions doesn't mean he shouldn't be considered. He's in the top list of pass breakups this season and the Browns have played some top receivers this year with none of them having a great game on Haden.



Since: Dec 1, 2008
Posted on: December 28, 2011 11:54 am
 

The 2012 Pro Bowl teams unveiled

How in the hell does Phillip Rivers make it?  That is absolutely ridiculous.  He should bow out just because of how pathetic he was most of the season. 



Since: Jul 11, 2010
Posted on: December 28, 2011 11:50 am
 

The 2012 Pro Bowl teams unveiled

agreed, houston has the best o line ive seen since dallas back in the day, think maybe since they play so well together 1 guy doesnt stand out



Since: Mar 29, 2010
Posted on: December 28, 2011 11:47 am
 

The 2012 Pro Bowl teams unveiled

One Detroit Lion makes the team?  The Texans have the best OL in football, yet none make the pRO bowl?  Good system....


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