The tail-end of the NFL 2018/2019 season has served up all kinds of drama.
Just this past weekend, the NFL Play-offs witnessed the drama in the AFC Championship play-off and the NFC Championship play-off.
The game between New Orleans Saints and the Los Angeles Rams was forced into overtime (OT). The Rams got the better of the Saints and will be featured in Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta. In the AFC, the match-up between Brady’s New England Patriots and Mahomes’ Kansas City Chiefs also needed OT to be decided.
When February 3 comes, it’ll be the Los Angeles Rams taking on New England Patriots for the Super Bowl LIII title. But before then, there’s the minor case of one more game to be played.
What You Need to Know About the NFL Pro Bowl
Just like the NBA has the All-Star game, the NFL has its own ‘All-Star’ game too. But instead of calling it the all-star game, they call theirs the Pro Bowl (we’re not sure why the NFL loves the word ‘bowl’ so much).
So what’s there to know?
- In the Pro Bowl, players from the American Football Conference (AFC) will come together to form one team, the AFC team. The players from the National Football Conference (NFC) will also come together to form their team. Then both sides will square off against each other.
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- Last December, players from different teams in each conference were selected to feature for their conference teams. The Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers each have six Pro Bowl selections and the Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints each have an NFC-leading five Pro Bowler
- In the AFC, the likes of Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes were picked as starting quarter-backs. In the NFC, Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints and Jared Goff of Los Angeles Rams are the first choice quarter-backs.
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- The 2019 Pro Bowl takes place at Camping World Stadium in Orlando on January 27th. Maybe for pride purposes, the Pro Bowl is not the most competitive NFL game on the calendar. It’s usually always lighthearted as opposition teams get the chance to play in the same squad.
- Since 2009, the AFC and NFC have clashed in the Pro Bowl seven times. The AFC has won four times while the NFC won three times. The highest scoring Pro Bowl game was in 2012 when a total of 100 points were scored in the game. Talk about a lighthearted game!
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