The NFL has moved the Pro bowl to the week between the conference championship games and the Super Bowl, giving football fans a nice appetizer before a full week of Super Bowl coverage. This year's game takes place tonight at 7pm in Honolulu, and the Browns have one representative on the islands. Left tackle Joe Thomas is making his fifth trip in his five year NFL career to Hawaii.
Thomas will be protecting Ben Roethlisberger's blind side to start on Sunday:
The AFC team's starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will square off against the NFC team, led by Aaron Rodgers. On paper, it looks like the NFC would have an advantage in the passing game, with Rodgers and backup quarterbacks Drew Brees and Cam Newton looking to hook up with targets like Larry Fitzgerald, Steve Smith, Jimmy Graham, Tony Gonzalez and Greg Jennings. Meanwhile, the AFC running game includes weapons like Maurice Jones-Drew and WIllis McGahee.