Alex Mack Scores Touchdown; NFC Outguns AFC 55-41

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Alex Mack Scores, AFC Loses Pro Bowl 55-41

The NFC beat the AFC 55-41 in the 2011 Pro Bowl, a game that really doesn’t resemble NFL football in any way, shape or form, other than the helmets and pads. With little tackling, or defense to speak of, the AFC turned the ball over 6 times as the NFC jumped to a 42-0 before ‘hanging on’ to get the win.

For Cleveland Browns fans, the highlight came in the final minutes when C Alex Mack scored on a 67-yard, lateral-filled pass from Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel with :16 seconds to go. It can’t get much better than that for an offensive lineman playing in his first Pro Bowl.

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was 9/13 for 118 yards and 2 touchdowns. San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers was 17/26 for 192 yards, 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions.

To tell you what kind of game it was, the MVP was a defensive back – DeAngelo Hall. Hall intercepted a pass, recovered a fumble, had 6 tackles and 2 passes defensed. In other words, Hall came to play.

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White had 5 receptions for 69 yards to lead the NFC while Indianapolis Colts receiver Reggie Wayne made 5 grabs for 86 yards and a touchdown for the AFC.

Adrian Peterson rushed for 80 yards on 14 carries while Jamaal Charles had 72 yards on 10 carries.

With just one game – Super Bowl XLV – remaining, this could be the last time we see ‘real’ football for awhile. Based on the product we saw last night, let’s hope the Super Bowl is a great game!

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2011 NFL Pro Bowl Rosters

The 2011 NFL Pro Bowl is this Sunday from Honolulu, HI and is the 'official' start to Super Bowl week.  Below are the rosters for the AFC and NFC squads:

2011 AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE ALL-STARS

(Starters listed in Bold)

(Non-participating players listed in Italics)

(* Replacing non-participating player)

(+ Need player selected by head coach)

OFFENSE

 

WIDE RECEIVERS

 

TIGHT ENDS

 

Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City

 

Antonio Gates, San Diego

 

Andre Johnson, Houston

 

Marcedes Lewis, Jacksonville

 

Brandon Lloyd, Denver

*

Zach Miller, Oakland

 

Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis

 

*

Wes Welker, Indianapolis

 

QUARTERBACKS

 

 

Tom Brady, New England

 

TACKLES

*

Matt Cassel, Kansas City

 

D'Brickashaw Ferguson, New York Jets

 

Peyton Manning, Indianapolis

*

Matt Light, New England

 

Philip Rivers, San Diego

 

Jake Long, Miami

 

 

Joe Thomas, Cleveland

 

RUNNING BACKS

 

 

Jamaal Charles, Kansas City

 

GUARDS

 

Arian Foster, Houston

 

Kris Dielman, San Diego

*

Chris Johnson, Tennessee

 

Logan Mankins, New England

 

Maurice Jones-Drew, Jacksonville

 

Brian Waters, Kansas City

 

 

 

FULLBACK

 

CENTERS

 

Vonta Leach, Houston

*

Alex Mack, Cleveland

 

 

 

Nick Mangold, New York Jets

 

 

Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh

 

*

Jeff Saturday, Indianapolis

 

 

DEFENSE

 

DEFENSIVE ENDS

 

INSIDE/MIDDLE LINEBACKERS

 

Jason Babin, Tennessee

Ray Lewis, Baltimore

 

Dwight Freeney, Indianapolis

 

Jerod Mayo, New England

*

Brett Keisel, Pittsburgh

 

Robert Mathis, Indianapolis

 

CORNERBACKS

*

Randy Starks, Miami

 

Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland

 

Devin McCourty, New England

 

INTERIOR LINEMAN

 

Darrelle Revis, New York Jets

 

Haloti Ngata, Baltimore

 

 

 

Richard Seymour, Oakland

 

STRONG SAFETY

 

Vince Wilfork, New England

*

Eric Berry, Kansas City

*

Kyle Williams, Buffalo

Troy Polamalu, Pittsburgh

 

 

 

 

OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS

 

FREE SAFTIES

 

James Harrison, Pittsburgh

*

Michael Griffin, Tennessee

*

Shaun Phillips, San Diego

Brandon Meriweather, New England

 

Terrell Suggs, Baltimore

 

Ed Reed, Baltimore

 

Cameron Wake, Miami

 

 

 

SPECIALISTS

 

 

PUNTER

 

KICK RETURN SPECIALIST

Shane Lechler, Oakland

 

Marc Mariani, Tennessee

 

 

PLACEKICKER

 

SPECIAL TEAMER

Billy Cundiff, Baltimore

 

Montell Owens, Jacksonville

 

LONG SNAPPER

 

+

John Denney, Miami

 

 

2011 NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE ALL-STARS

(Starters listed in Bold)

(Non-participating players listed in Italics)

(* Replacing non-participating player)

(+ Need player selected by head coach)

OFFENSE

 

WIDE RECEIVERS

 

CENTERS

*

Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona

 

Andre Gurode, Dallas

 

DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia

*

Ryan Kalil, Carolina

 

Greg Jennings, Green Bay

 

Shaun O'Hara, New York Giants

 

Calvin Johnson, Detroit

 

 

 

Roddy White, Atlanta

 

TIGHT ENDS

 

 

Tony Gonzalez, Atlanta

 

TACKLES

 

Jason Witten, Dallas

*

Tyson Clabo, Atlanta

 

 

Chad Clifton, Green Bay

 

QUARTERBACKS

 

Jordan Gross, Carolina

 

Drew Brees, New Orleans

*

Donald Penn, Tampa Bay

 

Matt Ryan, Atlanta

 

Jason Peters, Philadelphia

 

Michael Vick, Philadelphia

 

 

 

 

GUARDS

 

RUNNING BACKS

 

Jahri Evans, New Orleans

 

Steven Jackson, St. Louis

 

Carl Nicks, New Orleans

 

Adrian Peterson, Minnesota

 

Chris Snee, New York Giants

 

Michael Turner, Atlanta

 

 

 

 

 

FULLBACK

 

 

 

Ovie Mughelli, Atlanta

DEFENSE

 

DEFENSIVE ENDS

 

INSIDE/MIDDLE LINEBACKERS

 

John Abraham, Atlanta

*

London Fletcher, Washington

 

Julius Peppers, Chicago

Brian Urlacher, Chicago

 

Justin Tuck, New York Giants

*

Jonathan Vilma, New Orleans

 

Patrick Willis, San Francisco

 

INTERIOR LINEMEN

*

Darnell Dockett, Arizona

 

CORNERBACKS

 

Jay Ratliff, Dallas

*

Brent Grimes, Atlanta

 

Justin Smith, San Francisco

DeAngelo Hall, Washington

 

Ndamukong Suh, Detroit

Asante Samuel, Philadelphia

 

 

*

Tramon Williams, Green Bay

 

OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS

*

Antoine Winfield, Minnesota

*

Jon Beason, Carolina

Charles Woodson, Green Bay

 

Lance Briggs, Chicago

 

 

 

Clay Matthews, Green Bay

 

STRONG SAFETY

*

Brian Orakpo, Washington

*

Roman Harper, New Orleans

 

DeMarcus Ware, Dallas

Adrian Wilson, Arizona

 

 

 

 

FREE SAFTIES

 

 

Nick Collins, Green Bay

 

Antrel Rolle, New York Giants

SPECIALISTS

 

PUNTER

 

KICK RETURN SPECIALIST

Mat McBriar, Dallas

 

Devin Hester, Chicago

 

 

PLACEKICKER

 

SPECIAL TEAMER

David Akers, Philadelphia

 

Eric Weems, Atlanta

 

LONG SNAPPER

 

+

Zak DeOssie, New York Giants

 

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Browns Joe Thomas Named To NFL All-Pro Team

Joe Thomas, the anchor of a Cleveland Browns offensive line that led Peyton Hillis to almost 1200 rushing yards in 2010, has been named to the AP 2010 NFL All-Pro Team.

The honor is Thomas's second in the last two seasons and third in the last four years. The news came on the heels of the news that C Alex Mack was named to the NFL Pro Bowl. Miami's Jake Long was the other offensive tackle named to the team.

Thomas was the only AFC North representative on the offense, but the division earned four defensive members, and K Billy Cundiff also made the list.

Here is the full All-Pro roster:

Star-divide

OFFENSE    
QB Tom Brady Patriots
RB Arian Foster Texans
  Jamaal Charles Chiefs
FB Vonta Leach Texans
TE Jason Witten Cowboys
WR Roddy White Falcons
  Reggie Wayne Colts
OT Joe Thomas Browns
  Jake Long Dolphins
OG Jahri Evans Saints
  Logan Mankins Patriots
C Nick Mangold Jets
DEFENSE    
DE Julius Peppers Bears
  John Abraham Falcons
DT Haloti Ngata Ravens
  Ndamukong Suh Lions
OLB Clay Matthews Packers
  James Harrison Steelers
ILB Patrick Willis 49ers
  Jerod Mayo Patriots
CB Nnamdi Asomugha Raiders
  Darrelle Revis Jets
S Troy Polamalu Steelers
  Ed Reed Ravens
SPECIALISTS    
KR Devin Hester Bears
K Billy Cundiff Ravens
P Shane Lechler Raiders
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