2004 Pro Bowl

The 2004 Pro Bowl was the NFL's all-star game for the 2003 season. The game was played on February 8, 2004, at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. The final score was NFC 55, AFC 52, the most points scored in a Pro Bowl game. Marc Bulger of the St. Louis Rams was the game's MVP.

2004 NFL Pro Bowl
2004 Pro Bowl
AFC NFC
52 55
Head coach:
Tony Dungy
(Indianapolis Colts)
Head coach:
Andy Reid
(Philadelphia Eagles)
1234 Total
AFC 1714714 52
NFC 1031428 55
DateFebruary 8, 2004
StadiumAloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii
MVPMarc Bulger (St. Louis Rams)
RefereePete Morelli
Attendance50,127
Ceremonies
National anthemKiley Dean
TV in the United States
NetworkESPN
AnnouncersMike Patrick, Joe Theismann, and Paul Maguire

Game summary

The AFC's first play set the tone for what would become a high-scoring affair. Tennessee Titans quarterback Steve McNair faked a handoff to running back Jamal Lewis before throwing to Chad Johnson for a 90-yard touchdown pass, the third-longest scoring play in Pro Bowl history. After the NFC got the ball back, they were forced to punt after a three-and-out. However, the punt by Todd Sauerbrun was blocked, and Ed Reed of the Ravens recovered it and ran it into the end zone, giving the AFC a 14–0 lead early on. The NFC responded with a touchdown by Seahawks running back Shaun Alexander, and Jeff Wilkins kicked a field goal to bring the NFC to within four. After Mike Vanderjagt kicked a field goal of his own, the score at the end of the first quarter was 17–10 AFC. Peyton Manning came on for the AFC at the second quarter, and hit Colts teammate Marvin Harrison with a 50-yard strike, as well as another touchdown pass to Tony Gonzalez. Wilkins kicked another field goal for the NFC, and the halftime score was 31–13 in favor of the AFC.

The AFC continued to add onto their lead with a Jamal Lewis touchdown, putting the score at 38–13. However, Marc Bulger, who had taken over at NFC quarterback from Daunte Culpepper, threw two quick touchdown passes to Torry Holt and Keenan McCardell, to bring the score to 38–27 at the end of three. Once again, the AFC struck quickly at the start of a quarter, when Trent Green hit Clinton Portis with a 22-yard touchdown pass. With less than 14 minutes remaining in the game, the score was 45–27.

Bulger quickly threw a scoring pass to tight end Alge Crumpler, and a short time later hit Alexander with another touchdown pass. Although the two-point conversion attempt after Alexander's touchdown failed, the score was still 45–40 with just over five minutes to play. Just after that, Dré Bly picked off Manning and returned the interception for a touchdown, giving the NFC the lead for the first time in the game. Counting the successful two-point conversion after Bly's touchdown, the NFC had scored 18 points in 8 minutes. Alexander scored another rushing touchdown with three and a half minutes remaining to add to the NFC's lead. Manning, however, responded with a touchdown pass to Hines Ward, and the AFC was down by three. Safety Brock Marion picked off Bulger in the end zone and ran it back to the AFC's 22-yard line. Manning had 1:15 left on the clock and no timeouts. After two passes to his favorite target, Harrison, as well as another to Ward, the AFC found itself on the NFC's 21-yard line. Kris Jenkins sacked Manning to send the AFC back, though, and with six seconds left, Vanderjagt, who hadn't missed a kick (field goal or extra point) all season, was wide right on a 51-yard attempt.

The game set several records. Ironically, the AFC's total of 31 points in the first half was a Pro Bowl record, but wouldn't last the game, as the NFC responded by putting up 42 points in the second half.

Scoring summary

  • 1st Quarter
    • AFC – Chad Johnson 90-yard pass from Steve McNair (Mike Vanderjagt kick), 12:25. AFC 7–0. Drive: 1 play, 90 yards, 0:15.
    • AFC – Ed Reed 23-yard blocked punt return (Mike Vanderjagt kick), 11:02. AFC 14–0.
    • NFC – Shaun Alexander 12-yard run (Jeff Wilkins kick), 7:29. AFC 14–7. Drive: 4 yards, 70 yards, 3:33.
    • NFC – Jeff Wilkins 28-yard field goal, 2:52. AFC 14–10. Drive: 6 plays, 60 yards, 3:22.
    • AFC – Mike Vanderjagt 27-yard field goal, 0:11. AFC 17–10. Drive: 7 plays, 77 yards, 2:41.
  • 2nd Quarter
    • NFC – Jeff Wilkins 38-yard field goal, 10:07. AFC 17–13. Drive: 6 plays, 34 yards, 2:16.
    • AFC – Marvin Harrison 50-yard pass from Peyton Manning (Mike Vanderjagt kick), 6:44. AFC 24–13. Drive: 7 plays, 72 yards, 3:23.
    • AFC – Tony Gonzalez 9-yard pass from Peyton Manning (Mike Vanderjagt kick), 0:54. AFC 31–13. Drive: 10 plays, 60 yards, 3:58.
  • 3rd Quarter
    • AFC – Jamal Lewis 22-yard run (Mike Vanderjagt kick), 11:08. AFC 38–13. Drive: 8 plays, 71 yards, 3:52.
    • NFC – Torry Holt 12-yard pass from Marc Bulger (Jeff Wilkins kick), 8:08. AFC 38–20. Drive: 2 plays, 28 yards, 0:45.
    • NFC – Keenan McCardell 2-yard pass from Marc Bulger (Jeff Wilkins kick), 5:47. AFC 38–27. Drive: 3 plays, 7 yards, 1:20.
  • 4th Quarter
    • AFC – Clinton Portis 23-yard pass from Trent Green (Mike Vanderjagt kick), 13:14. AFC 45–27. Drive: 5 plays, 81 yards, 2:28.
    • NFC – Alge Crumpler 33-yard pass from Marc Bulger (Jeff Wilkins kick), 12:54. AFC 45–34. Drive: 1 play, 33 yards, 0:20.
    • NFC – Shaun Alexander 5-yard pass from Marc Bulger (pass failed), 5:43. AFC 45–40. Drive: 8 plays, 88 yards, 4:16.
    • NFC – Dré Bly 32-yard interception return (Ahman Green run), 4:50. NFC 48–45.
    • NFC – Shaun Alexander 2-yard run (Jeff Wilkins kick), 3:32. NFC: 55–45. Drive: 1 play, 2 yards, 0:03.
    • AFC – Hines Ward 10-yard pass from Peyton Manning (Mike Vanderjagt kick), 1:54. NFC: 55–52. Drive: 9 plays, 78 yards, 1:38.

AFC roster

Offense

Position Starter(s) Reserve(s) Alternate(s)
Quarterback   9 Steve McNair, Tennessee 10 Trent Green, Kansas City
18 Peyton Manning, Indianapolis
Running back 31 Jamal Lewis, Baltimore 31 Priest Holmes, Kansas City
26 Clinton Portis, Denver
Fullback 49 Tony Richardson, Kansas City
Wide receiver 88 Marvin Harrison, Indianapolis
85 Chad Johnson, Cincinnati
85 Derrick Mason, Tennessee
86 Hines Ward, Pittsburgh
Tight end 88 Tony Gonzalez, Kansas City 86 Todd Heap, Baltimore
Offensive tackle 75 Jonathan Ogden, Baltimore
77 Willie Roaf, Kansas City[b]
71 Willie Anderson, Cincinnati[c] 72 Brad Hopkins, Tennessee[a]
Offensive guard 66 Alan Faneca, Pittsburgh
68 Will Shields, Kansas City
79 Ruben Brown, Buffalo
Center 68 Kevin Mawae, N.Y. Jets 66 Tom Nalen, Denver

Defense

Position Starter(s) Reserve(s) Alternate(s)
Defensive end 93 Dwight Freeney, Indianapolis
93 Adewale Ogunleye, Miami
92 Shaun Ellis, N.Y. Jets
Defensive tackle 93 Richard Seymour, New England
99 Marcus Stroud, Jacksonville
98 Casey Hampton, Pittsburgh
Outside linebacker 58 Peter Boulware, Baltimore[b]
51 Takeo Spikes, Buffalo
53 Keith Bulluck, Tennessee[c] 55 Willie McGinest, New England[a]
Inside linebacker 52 Ray Lewis, Baltimore 54 Zach Thomas, Miami 56 Al Wilson, Denver[d]
Cornerback 24 Ty Law, New England
23 Patrick Surtain, Miami
21 Chris McAlister, Baltimore
Free safety 20 Ed Reed, Baltimore
Strong safety 31 Brock Marion, Miami 21 Jerome Woods, Kansas City

Special teams

Position Starter(s) Reserve(s) Alternate(s)
Punter 15 Craig Hentrich, Tennessee
Placekicker 13 Mike Vanderjagt, Indianapolis
Kick returner 82 Wes Welker, Miami
Special teamer 96 Adalius Thomas, Baltimore[b] 55 Gary Stills, Kansas City[a]

NFC roster

Offense

Position Starter(s) Reserve(s) Alternate(s)
Quarterback 11 Daunte Culpepper, Minnesota   4 Brett Favre, Green Bay[b]
  5 Donovan McNabb, Philadelphia[b]
  8 Matt Hasselbeck, Seattle[a]
10 Marc Bulger, St. Louis[a]
Running back 30 Ahman Green, Green Bay 48 Stephen Davis, Carolina
26 Deuce McAllister, New Orleans[b]
37 Shaun Alexander, Seattle[a]
Fullback 40 Fred Beasley, San Francisco
Wide receiver 81 Torry Holt, St. Louis
84 Randy Moss, Minnesota[b]
81 Anquan Boldin, Arizona[c]
81 Terrell Owens, Philadelphia[b]
87 Keenan McCardell, Tampa Bay[a]
80 Laveranues Coles, Washington[a]
Tight end 83 Alge Crumpler, Atlanta 80 Jeremy Shockey, N.Y. Giants[b] 88 Bubba Franks, Green Bay[a]
Offensive tackle 76 Flozell Adams, Dallas
76 Orlando Pace, St. Louis
71 Walter Jones, Seattle
Offensive guard 73 Larry Allen, Dallas
62 Marco Rivera, Green Bay
65 LeCharles Bentley, New Orleans[b] 76 Steve Hutchinson, Seattle[a]
Center 57 Olin Kreutz, Chicago[b] 78 Matt Birk, Minnesota[c] 58 Mike Flanagan, Green Bay[a]

Defense

Position Starter(s) Reserve(s) Alternate(s)
Defensive end 97 Simeon Rice, Tampa Bay[b]
92 Michael Strahan, N.Y. Giants
91 Leonard Little, St. Louis[c] 94 Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, Green Bay[a]
93 Mike Rucker, Carolina[d]
Defensive tackle 97 La'Roi Glover, Dallas
77 Kris Jenkins, Carolina
99 Warren Sapp, Tampa Bay[b] 90 Corey Simon, Philadelphia[a]
Outside linebacker 56 LaVar Arrington, Washington
55 Derrick Brooks, Tampa Bay[b]
98 Julian Peterson, San Francisco[c] 52 Dexter Coakley, Dallas[a]
Inside linebacker 54 Brian Urlacher, Chicago 56 Keith Brooking, Atlanta
Cornerback 24 Champ Bailey, Washington
32 Dré Bly, Detroit
23 Troy Vincent, Philadelphia
Free safety 21 Corey Chavous, Minnesota
Strong safety 31 Roy Williams, Dallas 35 Aeneas Williams, St. Louis

Special teams

Position Starter(s) Reserve(s) Alternate(s)
Punter 10 Todd Sauerbrun, Carolina
Placekicker 14 Jeff Wilkins, St. Louis
Kick returner 23 Jerry Azumah, Chicago
Special teamer 85 Alex Bannister, Seattle

Notes:

a Replacement selection due to injury or vacancy
b Injured player; selected but did not play
c Replacement starter; selected as reserve
d "Need player"; named by coach

Number of selections per team

AFC Team Selections NFC Team Selections
Kansas City Chiefs 9 Green Bay Packers 6
Baltimore Ravens 8 St. Louis Rams 6
Tennessee Titans 5 Dallas Cowboys 5
Indianapolis Colts 4 Seattle Seahawks 5
Miami Dolphins 4 Carolina Panthers 4
Denver Broncos 3 Minnesota Vikings 4
New England Patriots 3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 4
Pittsburgh Steelers 3 Chicago Bears 3
Buffalo Bills 2 Philadelphia Eagles 3
Cincinnati Bengals 2 San Francisco 49ers 3
New York Jets 2 Washington Redskins 3
Jacksonville Jaguars 1 Atlanta Falcons 2
Cleveland Browns 0 New Orleans Saints 2
Houston Texans 0 New York Giants 2
Oakland Raiders 0 Arizona Cardinals 1
San Diego Chargers 0 Detroit Lions 1

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