By: Kaleb Bowen, Staff Writer
The NFL Pro Bowl is an all-star game for the NFL played one week before the Super Bowl. It has been played in Orlando Florida for the past two years but before that it was played in Honolulu, HI. The past two years it has been AFC vs NFC but in the past it was always two legends picking their teams on the Wednesday before the pro bowl.
The Pro Bowl is a highly touted game where this years All-Pro players will play each other as an All-Star game. The New Orleans Saints led the NFC with the most Pro Bowl players on the roster with seven players one as a replacement, and on the opposing team the Pittsburgh Steelers led with nine Pro Bowl selections but only eight played.
A couple of takeaways from the game would have to be Derek Carr’s, second-half surge to Jarvis Landry’s must-see plays. The winning team of the Pro Bowl got paid $64,000 each which is double that of the losing team. AFCs Quarterback, Derek Carr, drove the ball down the field and threw an 18 yard touchdown pass to Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker to win the game on the last drive with six seconds left.
“FC quarterback Drew Brees (9), of the New Orleans Saints, looks to pass under pressure from AFC defensive tackle Geno Atkins (97) of the Cincinnati Bengals, during the first half of the NFL Pro Bowl football game, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius). ”