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NFL Pro Bowl 2013: AFC & NFC Roster, Date, Time, Spread, TV Info


Like the Packers team representatives on the Pro Bowl field, sans Saturday and Sitton, this picture doesn’t have a Packers rep. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

So, it’s Pro Bowl Sunday. Really? For Green Bay Packers fans this year, it means nearly nothing, though we don’t want to minimize the recognition given to center Jeff Saturday and guard Josh Sitton. They deserve every bit of their accomplishment. Thank you for your efforts, guys, and we hope you enjoy your experience.

Two other Packers, Aaron Rodgers and Clay Matthews, were also selected to the Pro Bowl, but will not be playing because of various maladies. Both have played in the season-ending all-star game in the past and we all know how Rodgers reacted to the game last year.

While many of you who have read my blog posts before on this topic know how I feel about this game, we also should recognize that it is the only football game on this last Sunday and January and the second-to-last game of the 2012 season. Even if you feel like I do about the game, it might be worth watching – after all, the commissioner has told the guys to play hard, so it might be interesting to to see if that demand actually comes to fruition. If they don’t, the game could be scrapped, which wouldn’t break my heart.

In the meantime, enjoy your Packers-less Sunday and enjoy this game.

Here are the basics for watching the game later this afternoon, followed by the rosters of each conference’s teams, courtesy of

Oh, by the way, the other Packers tie to the game is that the Packers’ coaching staff will be heading up the NFC squad – but you already knew that, right?

 NFC-AFC Pro Bowl Game

Where: Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii

When: Sunday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. ET

Watch: NBC

Live Streaming:  NBC Sports

Quarterback*-Peyton Manning, Denver
x-Tom Brady, New England
y-Andrew Luck, Indianapolis
Matt Schaub, Houston
Running back*Arian Foster, Houston
Jamaal Charles, Kansas City
z-Ray Rice, Baltimore
y-C.J. Spiller, Buffalo
Fullbackz-Vonta Leach, Baltimore
*y-Marcel Reece, Oakland
Wide receiver*-A.J. Green, Cincinnati
*-Andre Johnson, Houston
Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis
x-Wes Welker, New England
y-Demaryius Thomas, Denver
Tight endx-Rob Gronkowski, New England
x-Heath Miller, Pittsburgh
y-Jermaine Gresham, Cincinnati
y-Owen Daniels, Houston
Tackle*-Joe Thomas, Cleveland
*-Duane Brown, Houston
x-Ryan Clady, Denver
y-Andrew Whitworth, Cincinnati
Guardx-Logan Mankins, New England
z-Marshal Yanda, Baltimore
y-Richie Incognito, Miami
Wade Smith, Houston
y-Zane Beadles, Denver
Center*-Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh
Chris Myers, Houston
Defensive end*-J.J. Watt, Houston
*-Cameron Wake, Miami
Elvis Dumervil, Denver
Interior linemen*-Geno Atkins, Cincinnati
x-Vince Wilfork, New England
z-Haloti Ngata, Baltimore
y-Randy Starks, Miami
y-Kyle Williams, Buffalo
Outside linebackerx-Von Miller, Denver
*-Tamba Hali, Kansas City
Robert Mathis, Indianapolis
y-Justin Houston, Kansas City
Inside/Middle linebacker*-Jerod Mayo, New England
Derrick Johnson, Kansas City
Cornerback*-Champ Bailey, Denver
*-Johnathan Joseph, Houston
Antonio Cromartie, N.Y. Jets
Free safetyz-Ed Reed, Baltimore
y-Jairus Byrd, Buffalo
Strong safety*-Eric Berry, Kansas City
LaRon Landry, N.Y. Jets
Special teams
PunterDustin Colquitt, Kansas City
PlacekickerPhil Dawson, Cleveland
Kick returnerz-Jacoby Jones, Baltimore
y-Josh Cribbs, Cleveland
Special-teamerMatthew Slater, New England
Long snapperJohn Denney, Miami
Quarterbackx-Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay
x-Matt Ryan, Atlanta
y-Drew Brees, New Orleans
y-Eli Manning, N.Y. Giants
x-Robert Griffin III, Washington
y-Russell Wilson, Seattle
Running back*-Adrian Peterson, Minnesota
Marshawn Lynch, Seattle
y-Doug Martin, Tampa Bay
z-Frank Gore, San Francisco
Fullback*-Jerome Felton, Minnesota
Wide receiverx-Calvin Johnson, Detroit
x-Brandon Marshall, Chicago
*-Julio Jones, Atlanta
*-Victor Cruz, N.Y. Giants
y-Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona
y-Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay
Tight endx-Tony Gonzalez, Atlanta
y-Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota
Jason Witten, Dallas
Tacklez-Joe Staley, San Francisco
*-Russell Okung, Seattle
y-Jermon Bushrod, New Orleans
x-Trent Williams, Washington
y-Matt Kalil, Minnesota
Guardz-Mike Iupati, San Francisco
y-Josh Sitton, Green Bay
*-Jahri Evans, New Orleans
Chris Snee, N.Y. Giants
Center*-Max Unger, Seattle
Jeff Saturday, Green Bay
Defensive end*-Jason Pierre-Paul, N.Y. Giants
*-Julius Peppers, Chicago
Jared Allen, Minnesota
Interior linemenz-Justin Smith, San Francisco
*-Henry Melton, Chicago
y-Ndamukong Suh, Detroit
Gerald McCoy, Tampa Bay
Outside linebackerz-Aldon Smith, San Francisco
x-DeMarcus Ware, Dallas
x-Clay Matthews, Green Bay
y-Chad Greenway, Minnesota
y-Ryan Kerrigan, Washington
y-Anthony Spencer, Dallas
Inside/Middle linebackery-Daryl Washington, Arizona
y-London Fletcher, Washington
z-Patrick Willis, San Francisco
z-NaVorro Bowman, San Francisco
Cornerback*-Charles Tillman, Chicago
*-Tim Jennings, Chicago
Patrick Peterson, Arizona
Free safetyz-Dashon Goldson, San Francisco
Earl Thomas, Seattle
y-Thomas DeCoud, Atlanta
Strong safetyz-Donte Whitner, San Francisco
y-William Moore, Atlanta
Special teams
PunterThomas Morstead, New Orleans
PlacekickerBlair Walsh, Minnesota
Kick returnerLeon Washington, Seattle
Special-teamerLorenzo Alexander, Washington
Long snapperDon Muhlbach, Detroit

Rosters by team

*-denotes starter
x-denotes out because of injury
y-denotes replacement for injured or Super Bowl player
z-will not play; Super Bowl participant