The 2015 Pro Bowl fills the gap between the AFC and NFC Championships and Super Bowl 49. The Pro Bowl has been a strange and disappointing thing over the years, but a few recent changes have added a little bit of excitement to the game.
Last year was the first year of the modern era without the traditional AFC vs. NFC matchup. The league picked captains to select the teams in a draft/fantasy format. Former NFL receivers Michael Irvin and Cris Carter are the captains this year, assisted by Pro Bowlers Antonio Brown, DeMarco Murray, Joe Haden and J.J. Watt.
The Pro Bowl draft was held last Tuesday. Team Carter selected Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck with the first overall pick, joining Watt and Brown. Michael Irvin selected along his Dallas Cowboys allegiances, taking DeMarco Murray and Joe Haden as his fellow captains and relinquishing the first overall pick. Team Irvin will be led by Tony Romo at quarterback.
The game is set for 8 p.m. ET Sunday, at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. For those of you watching on television, the broadcast will be handled by ESPN. That means those of you who wish to watch online can catch the game over at WatchESPN.
Here are the full details:
How to Watch
Date: Sunday, Jan. 25
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Location: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz.
Announcers: Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden
Online Streaming: WatchESPN