2011 Pro Bowl

The 2011 Pro Bowl was the National Football League's all-star game for the 2010 season. It took place at 7:00 p.m. EST (2:00 p.m. local time) on Sunday, January 30, 2011 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. The NFC defeated the AFC, 55–41.

2011 NFL Pro Bowl
2011 Pro Bowl logo
AFC NFC
41 55
Head coach:
Bill Belichick
(New England Patriots)
Head coach:
Mike Smith
(Atlanta Falcons)
1234 Total
AFC 072113 41
NFC 1428310 55
DateJanuary 30, 2011
StadiumAloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii
MVPDeAngelo Hall (Washington Redskins)
RefereeTony Corrente
Attendance49,338
Ceremonies
National anthemKris Allen
TV in the United States
NetworkFox
AnnouncersThom Brennaman, Brian Billick, Terry Bradshaw, Tony Siragusa, and Jay Glazer

Return to Hawaii

In 2010, the NFL's contract with Hawaii's Aloha Stadium expired, and commissioner (Roger Goodell) reviewed several options of locations for the Pro Bowl. Eventually, it was decided that the 2010 Pro Bowl would be played at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida where Super Bowl XLIV would be held. Goodell also decided the Pro Bowl would be played before Super Bowl XLIV after "looking at alternatives to strengthen the Pro Bowl."[1]

Soon after Goodell made the decision to play the 2010 Pro Bowl in Miami, it was immediately criticized by coaches and players such as Eli Manning,[2] who said, "if the tradition continues, eventually the game will be held in cities that are not desirable vacation destinations."

As a result of backlash from players and critics about the decision to move the 2010 Pro Bowl to Miami, and the state of Hawaii offering a US$4,000,000 subsidy to the league,[3] the NFL moved the game back to Hawaii for 2011,[4] but the game remained before the Super Bowl for the second straight season. Therefore, players on the teams participating in Super Bowl XLV, the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers, did not play in the Pro Bowl the Sunday prior.

Scoring summary

Scoring Play Score
1st Quarter
NFC – Ovie Mughelli 1 yd. run (David Akers kick) NFC 7–0
NFC – Adrian Peterson 14 yd. run (David Akers kick) NFC 14–0
2nd Quarter
NFC – Tony Gonzalez 4 yd. pass from Matt Ryan (David Akers kick) NFC 21–0
NFC – DeAngelo Hall 34 yd. fumble return (David Akers kick) NFC 28–0
NFC – Larry Fitzgerald 25 yd. pass from Matt Ryan (David Akers kick) NFC 35–0
NFC – Steven Jackson 21 yd. run (David Akers kick) NFC 42–0
AFC – Jamaal Charles 8 yd. run (Billy Cundiff kick) NFC 42–7
3rd Quarter
AFC – Reggie Wayne 16 yd. pass from Philip Rivers (Billy Cundiff kick) NFC 42–14
AFC – Montell Owens 8 yd. fumble return NFC 42–21
NFC – David Akers 41 yd. Field Goal NFC 45–21
AFC – Marcedes Lewis 28 yd. pass from Philip Rivers (Billy Cundiff kick) NFC 45–28
4th Quarter
NFC – David Akers 38 yd. Field Goal NFC 48–28
NFC – Jon Beason 49 yd. interception return (David Akers kick) NFC 55–28
AFC – Montell Owens 7 yd. pass from Matt Cassel (Billy Cundiff kick) NFC 55–35
AFC – Alex Mack 67 yd. pass play from Matt Cassel [21 yd. pass to Dwayne Bowe, lateral to Montell Owens (69 yds), lateral to Alex Mack (40yds)] (2-point conversion pass failed) NFC 55–41

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AFC roster

Offense

Position Starter(s) Reserve(s) Alternate(s)
Quarterback 12 Tom Brady, New England[b] 17 Philip Rivers, San Diego[c]
18 Peyton Manning, Indianapolis Colts
  7 Matt Cassel, Kansas City[a]
Running back 32 Maurice Jones-Drew, Jacksonville[b] 23 Arian Foster, Houston[c]
25 Jamaal Charles, Kansas City
28 Chris Johnson, Tennessee[a]
[a]
Fullback 44 Vonta Leach, Houston
Wide receiver 80 Andre Johnson, Houston[b]
87 Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis
84 Brandon Lloyd, Denver[c]
82 Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City
83 Wes Welker, New England[a]
Tight end 85 Antonio Gates, San Diego[b] 89 Marcedes Lewis, Jacksonville[c] 80 Zach Miller, Oakland[a]
Offensive tackle 77 Jake Long, Miami[b]
73 Joe Thomas, Cleveland
60 D'Brickashaw Ferguson, N.Y. Jets[c] 72 Matt Light, New England[a]
Offensive guard 68 Kris Dielman, San Diego
70 Logan Mankins, New England
54 Brian Waters, Kansas City
Center 74 Nick Mangold, N.Y. Jets[b] 53 Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh[e] 63 Jeff Saturday, Indianapolis[a][c]
55 Alex Mack, Cleveland[a]

Defense

Position Starter(s) Reserve(s) Alternate(s)
Defensive end 93 Dwight Freeney, Indianapolis[b]
98 Robert Mathis, Indianapolis
93 Jason Babin, Tennessee[c] 99 Brett Keisel, Pittsburgh[a][e]
94 Randy Starks, Miami[a]
Defensive tackle 92 Haloti Ngata, Baltimore
75 Vince Wilfork, New England
92 Richard Seymour, Oakland[b] 95 Kyle Williams, Buffalo[a]
Outside linebacker 92 James Harrison, Pittsburgh[e]
91 Cameron Wake, Miami
55 Terrell Suggs, Baltimore[c] 91 Tamba Hali, Kansas City[a][b]
95 Shaun Phillips, San Diego[a]
Inside linebacker 52 Ray Lewis, Baltimore 51 Jerod Mayo, New England
Cornerback 21 Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland[b]
24 Darrelle Revis, N.Y. Jets
32 Devin McCourty, New England[c] 24 Champ Bailey, Denver[a]
Free safety 20 Ed Reed, Baltimore[b] 31 Brandon Meriweather, New England[c]
Strong safety 43 Troy Polamalu, Pittsburgh[e] 33 Michael Griffin, Tennessee[a][c][f]
29 Eric Berry, Kansas City[a]

Special teams

Position Starter(s) Reserve(s) Alternate(s)
Punter   9 Shane Lechler, Oakland
Placekicker   7 Billy Cundiff, Baltimore
Kick returner 83 Marc Mariani, Tennessee
Special teamer 24 Montell Owens, Jacksonville
Long snapper 92 John Denney, Miami[d]

NFC roster

Offense

Position Starter(s) Reserve(s) Alternate(s)
Quarterback   7 Michael Vick, Philadelphia   2 Matt Ryan, Atlanta
  9 Drew Brees, New Orleans
Running back 33 Michael Turner, Atlanta 28 Adrian Peterson, Minnesota
39 Steven Jackson, St. Louis
Fullback 34 Ovie Mughelli, Atlanta
Wide receiver 84 Roddy White, Atlanta
81 Calvin Johnson, Detroit
10 DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia[b]
85 Greg Jennings, Green Bay[e]
80 Donald Driver, Green Bay[a][e]
11 Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona[a]
19 Miles Austin, Dallas[a]
Tight end 82 Jason Witten, Dallas 88 Tony Gonzalez, Atlanta
Offensive tackle 71 Jason Peters, Philadelphia[b]
69 Jordan Gross, Carolina
76 Chad Clifton, Green Bay[e] 77 Tyson Clabo, Atlanta[a][c]
70 Donald Penn, Tampa Bay[a]
Offensive guard 73 Jahri Evans, New Orleans
76 Chris Snee, N.Y. Giants
77 Carl Nicks, New Orleans
Center 65 Andre Gurode, Dallas 60 Shaun O'Hara, N.Y. Giants[b] 67 Ryan Kalil, Carolina[a]

Defense

Position Starter(s) Reserve(s) Alternate(s)
Defensive end 90 Julius Peppers, Chicago
55 John Abraham, Atlanta
91 Justin Tuck, N.Y. Giants
Defensive tackle 90 Ndamukong Suh, Detroit[b]
90 Jay Ratliff, Dallas
94 Justin Smith, San Francisco[c] 93 Kevin Williams, Minnesota[a][b]
90 Darnell Dockett, Arizona[a]
Outside linebacker 52 Clay Matthews, Green Bay[e]
94 DeMarcus Ware, Dallas
55 Lance Briggs, Chicago[b] 98 Brian Orakpo, Washington[a][c]
52 Jon Beason, Carolina[a]
Inside linebacker 52 Patrick Willis, San Francisco[b] 54 Brian Urlacher, Chicago[b] 51 Jonathan Vilma, New Orleans[a][c][g]
59 London Fletcher, Washington[a]
56 E. J. Henderson, Minnesota[a][g]
Cornerback 22 Asante Samuel, Philadelphia[b]
21 Charles Woodson, Green Bay[e]
23 DeAngelo Hall, Washington[c] 38 Tramon Williams, Green Bay[a][e]
26 Antoine Winfield, Minnesota[a]
20 Brent Grimes, Atlanta[a][c]
Free safety 36 Nick Collins, Green Bay[e] 26 Antrel Rolle, N.Y. Giants[c] 41 Roman Harper, New Orleans[a]
Strong safety 24 Adrian Wilson, Arizona

Special teams

Position Starter(s) Reserve(s) Alternate(s)
Punter   1 Mat McBriar, Dallas
Placekicker   2 David Akers, Philadelphia
Kick returner 23 Devin Hester, Chicago
Special teamer 14 Eric Weems, Atlanta
Long snapper 51 Zak DeOssie, N.Y. Giants[d]

Notes:

bold denotes player who participated in game
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
e Selected but did not play because his team advanced to Super Bowl XLV
f Griffin was selected as free safety
g Vilma originally backed out of the game and was replaced by Henderson, but Vilma later decided to play and Henderson was inactive[6]

Number of selections per team

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

References

  1. ^ "2010 Pro Bowl moving to Miami, will be played before Super Bowl". NFL.com. December 30, 2008. Retrieved 12 August 2009.
  2. ^ "Players prefer the league's all-star game to stay in Hawaii". NFL.com. February 2009. Archived from the original on 7 March 2009. Retrieved 14 August 2009.
  3. ^ http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/F/FBN_PRO_BOWL?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2011-01-31-07-53-49
  4. ^ "Hawaii board relents, takes Pro Bowl offer for 2011, '12". USA Today. 6 March 2009. Retrieved 12 August 2009.
  5. ^ NFl.com game centre
  6. ^ Zulgad, Judd (2011-01-31). "Here's why Henderson didn't play in the Pro Bowl". Star Tribune. Archived from the original on 31 January 2011. Retrieved 2011-01-31.

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