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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 31, 2007
Posted on: December 28, 2011 11:29 am
 

The 2012 Pro Bowl teams unveiled

A good handful of these guys are on IR, or otherwise banged up.  Plus you always have guys who decline because it's too close in proximity to their playoff games (if they make it that far).  I'm sure most of the deserving guys who fell through the cracks will get picked by the coaches as replacements... usually there's enough 'replacements' that some pretty mediocre guys end up filling in by the time the game actually rolls around.



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

The 2012 Pro Bowl teams unveiled

obviously as a lions fan i want lions 2 go 2 superbowl but i dont think they will so i better get 2 see saints vs pack in playoffs, saints r playing at a higher level i think than pack right now and that will be an awesome game, if pack win that i wanna see pack vs pats, think about that back to back weeks, pack vs saints then pack vs patriots, could b best playoffs in awhile, CANT WAIT



Since: Jul 11, 2010
Posted on: December 28, 2011 11:24 am
 

The 2012 Pro Bowl teams unveiled

cam newton is the replacement when either brees or rodgers go to superbowl, stafford isnt even replacement



Since: Aug 26, 2011
Posted on: December 28, 2011 11:21 am
 

The 2012 Pro Bowl teams unveiled

Matthew Stafford being snubbed in favor of Eli Manning borders on comical. He outranks Manning in ever category except yardage - and he only trails by 69 yards there. Stafford has 10 more TD passes, two fewer interceptions, a higher completion rate, and a six-point advantage in QB rating. Additionally - the Lions are a playoff team (even though they weren't expected to be) while the Giants nedd to win Sunday to be in (despite being a pundit favorite at the beginning of the year).

No worries though - the Super Bowl will make up for the snub since Rodgers or Brees will almost certainly be participating in that.



Since: Jan 29, 2007
Posted on: December 28, 2011 11:02 am
 

The 2012 Pro Bowl teams unveiled

Oh Yeah! and I agree Matt Stafford is way more deserving than Eli Manning. Quite frankly I would take Cam Newton and Tony Romo over Eli as well. The Pro bowl selection is DUMB!



Since: Jan 29, 2007
Posted on: December 28, 2011 10:58 am
 

The 2012 Pro Bowl teams unveiled

Victor Cruz? How did he not make the pro bowl? This is not about statistics, its about previous work history. But I'm sure after half the players bail on the pro bowl. He will get in.


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Since: Dec 28, 2011
Posted on: December 28, 2011 10:53 am
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Since: Jul 11, 2010
Posted on: December 28, 2011 10:40 am
 

The 2012 Pro Bowl teams unveiled

i hate being in the packers division, its bs, lions r gonna b awesome for years to come, they might win 11 games with a very very young team but the key players on gb r young too, not as young as lions but still young so lions could be 2nd best team in nfl in a year or 2 just 1 problem we have gb in our division so even tho we could be 2nd best team we might not even win our division, here in detroit we hate favre so much that we have always voted vfor rodgers so we dont really hate gb but now that were good we will hate them very much soon, were getting better packers fan, we havent been able 2 sign superstar free agents cause no1 wanted 2 come here but that will change and were coming, might take another year or two but we will be a threat



Since: Nov 24, 2009
Posted on: December 28, 2011 10:36 am
 

The 2012 Pro Bowl teams unveiled

The Pro Bowl is a Brpwns fans Superbowl...Joe Thomas will raise their trophy. Eli over Staff tells me how bad voting has gotten. Oh, and Champ Bailey making it on name alone.



Since: Jul 11, 2010
Posted on: December 28, 2011 10:30 am
 

The 2012 Pro Bowl teams unveiled

lions havent had a qb in the probowl since the 1 year scott mitchell did good and before that.....im 30 and thats it im pretty sure in my lifetime so i have every reason 2 be unhappy,no question stafford should be there, and screw the game i dont care if stafford plays cause he subs, in my mind he didnt make the probowl, if gb goes to the superbowl im not gonna say rodgers didnt make the probowl so the announcement of the probowlers matter who actually plays in the game doesnt, sf won in spite of alex smith so im so sick of hearing idiots on tv saying he shoulda made it


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