The 2007 Pro Bowl was the National Football League's all-star game for the 2006 season. The game took place on February 10, 2007, at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. The game was held on a Saturday instead of the usual Sunday after the Super Bowl because of a request by broadcaster CBS. The 2007 Pro Bowl marked the 28th consecutive time that the National Football League's all-star game is held in Honolulu. The NFC was coached by Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints. The AFC was coached by Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots.
|2007 NFL Pro Bowl|
|Date||February 10, 2007|
|Stadium||Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii|
|MVP||Carson Palmer (Cincinnati Bengals)|
|National anthem||Jasmine Trias|
|Coin toss||Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann|
|TV in the United States|
|Announcers||Greg Gumbel, Phil Simms, Dan Dierdorf, and Shannon Sharpe|
|Quarterback||18 Peyton Manning, Indianapolis|| 9 Carson Palmer, Cincinnati|
17 Philip Rivers, San Diego[b]
10 Vince Young, Tennessee[a][e]
|Running back||21 LaDainian Tomlinson, San Diego||27 Larry Johnson, Kansas City|
39 Willie Parker, Pittsburgh
|Fullback||41 Lorenzo Neal, San Diego|
|Wide receiver||80 Andre Johnson, Houston
85 Chad Johnson, Cincinnati
|88 Marvin Harrison, Indianapolis|
87 Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis
|Tight end||85 Antonio Gates, San Diego||88 Tony Gonzalez, Kansas City|
|Offensive tackle||71 Willie Anderson, Cincinnati[b]
75 Jonathan Ogden, Baltimore[b]
78 Tarik Glenn, Indianapolis[c]
73 Marcus McNeill, San Diego[a][c]
|72 Matt Light, New England[a]|
|Offensive guard||66 Alan Faneca, Pittsburgh
68 Will Shields, Kansas City
|54 Brian Waters, Kansas City|
|Center||63 Jeff Saturday, Indianapolis||61 Nick Hardwick, San Diego|
|Defensive end||99 Jason Taylor, Miami
94 Aaron Schobel, Buffalo
|56 Derrick Burgess, Oakland|
|Defensive tackle||93 Richard Seymour, New England[b]
76 Jamal Williams, San Diego
98 Casey Hampton, Pittsburgh[c]
|98 John Henderson, Jacksonville[a]|
|Outside linebacker||96 Adalius Thomas, Baltimore
56 Shawne Merriman, San Diego
|55 Terrell Suggs, Baltimore|
|Inside linebacker||56 Al Wilson, Denver[b]
54 Zach Thomas, Miami[c]
|52 Ray Lewis, Baltimore[a][b]|
57 Bart Scott, Baltimore[a]
|Cornerback||24 Champ Bailey, Denver
27 Rashean Mathis, Jacksonville
|21 Chris McAlister, Baltimore|
|Strong safety||43 Troy Polamalu, Pittsburgh|
|Free safety||20 Ed Reed, Baltimore||47 John Lynch, Denver|
|Punter||8 Brian Moorman, Buffalo|
|Placekicker||10 Nate Kaeding, San Diego|
|Kick returner||22 Justin Miller, N.Y. Jets|
|Special teamer||81 Kassim Osgood, San Diego|
|Long snapper||50 David Binn, San Diego[d]|
|Quarterback||9 Drew Brees, New Orleans||10 Marc Bulger, St. Louis|
9 Tony Romo, Dallas
|Running back||21 Frank Gore, San Francisco||21 Tiki Barber, N.Y. Giants|
39 Steven Jackson, St. Louis
|Fullback||38 Mack Strong, Seattle|
|Wide receiver||81 Torry Holt, St. Louis[b]
89 Steve Smith, Carolina
80 Donald Driver, Green Bay[c]
|81 Anquan Boldin, Arizona|
11 Roy Williams, Detroit[a]
|Tight end||83 Alge Crumpler, Atlanta||80 Jeremy Shockey, N.Y. Giants[b]|
82 Jason Witten, Dallas[a]
|Offensive tackle||71 Walter Jones, Seattle
70 Jammal Brown, New Orleans[b]
76 Flozell Adams, Dallas[a][c]
|60 Chris Samuels, Washington|
|Offensive guard||76 Steve Hutchinson, Minnesota
73 Shawn Andrews, Philadelphia[b]
71 Larry Allen, San Francisco[c]
|74 Ruben Brown, Chicago[a]|
|Center||57 Olin Kreutz, Chicago[b]
78 Matt Birk, Minnesota[c]
|65 Andre Gurode, Dallas[a]|
|Defensive end||90 Julius Peppers, Carolina
91 Will Smith, New Orleans
|74 Aaron Kampman, Green Bay|
|Defensive tackle||91 Tommie Harris, Chicago[b]
93 Kevin Williams, Minnesota
77 Kris Jenkins, Carolina[c]
|94 Pat Williams, Minnesota[a]|
|Outside linebacker||55 Lance Briggs, Chicago[b]
94 DeMarcus Ware, Dallas
59 Julian Peterson, Seattle[c]
|55 Derrick Brooks, Tampa Bay[a]|
|Inside linebacker||54 Brian Urlacher, Chicago[b]
51 Lofa Tatupu, Seattle[c]
|58 Antonio Pierce, N.Y. Giants[a]|
|Cornerback||20 Ronde Barber, Tampa Bay
21 DeAngelo Hall, Atlanta
|26 Lito Sheppard, Philadelphia[b]|
27 Walt Harris, San Francisco[a]
|Strong safety||24 Adrian Wilson, Arizona|
|Free safety||20 Brian Dawkins, Philadelphia[b]
31 Roy Williams, Dallas[c]
|21 Sean Taylor, Washington[a]|
|Punter||1 Mat McBriar, Dallas|
|Placekicker||9 Robbie Gould, Chicago|
|Kick returner||23 Devin Hester, Chicago|
|Special teamer||94 Brendon Ayanbadejo, Chicago|
|Long snapper||83 Dave Moore, Tampa Bay[d]|
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Noteworthy football stories for the 2006 season were replacing retired cornerback and kick returner Jerry Azumah, the quarterback controversy between productive but inconsistent and potentially fragile Rex Grossman and veteran free agent Brian Griese, the record setting returns by Devin Hester, Bernard Berrian's breakout season, competition between the Bears' running backs (Cedric Benson and Thomas Jones), and 5th round draft pick Mark Anderson's 12 quarterback sacks as a rookie.2006 Kansas City Chiefs season
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The season began with the team looking to improve on their 10–6 record from 2005 under new head coach Herman Edwards.
The team battled many obstacles during the 2006 season, including the loss of starting quarterback Trent Green in the first game, the readjustment of a record-breaking offense, and the death of owner and founder Lamar Hunt. Despite the obstacles, the team gained momentum after rebounding from an 0–2 start, clinching the sixth seed in the 2006-07 playoffs with a 9–7 record. The team finished second in the AFC West with a 4–2 divisional record.
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A seven time Pro Bowl selection, and seven time first or second team All-Pro, Thomas recorded more than 1,700 combined tackles in his career, was named the AFC Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1996, a two-time NFL Alumni Linebacker of the Year, and was selected to the NFL 2000s All-Decade Team. In 2015, Thomas was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.
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