NFL Pro Bowl Fast Facts



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Here’s the NFL Pro Bowl, the National Football League’s all-star game.

February 6, 2022 – The 2022 Pro Bowl is being played at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. AFC defeats NFC 41-35, fifth straight Pro Bowl victory vs. AFC in NFC format.

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Players are selected based on votes from coaches, players and fans, each taking one-third.

In 1984, 1989 and 1994, the AFC allowed just three points in each game, the fewest points in any Pro Bowl game.

In 2013, an NFC team scored the most points in any Pro Bowl game with 62.

David Akers (Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers) holds the Pro Bowl record for most points with 57 (Pro Bowl career).

Larry Fitzgerald (Arizona Cardinals) holds the record for most touchdowns with eight.

Tom Brady (New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers) holds the record for most Pro Bowl selections with 15.

January 15, 1939 – The first matchup between the NFL season champion and a team of All-Stars takes place in Los Angeles. The New York Giants beat the All-Star team 13-10.

January 14, 1951 – After a hiatus since December 1942, the NFL’s stars once again faced each other, this time by conference. The American Conference beat the National Conference 28-27.

June 8, 1966 – A merger between the NFL and AFL is announced, effective in 1970.

January 24, 1971 – The National Football Conference (NFC) defeats the American Football Conference (AFC) in the first official AFC-NFC Pro Bowl in Los Angeles, 27-6.

January 31, 2010 – The Pro Bowl begins play before the Super Bowl, rather than the week after.

July 31, 2013 – NFL announces changes to player selection process. Instead of the AFC playing in the NFC, members of the Pro Bowl team will be assembled by fans, coaches and players in a fantasy format regardless of conference.

January 21 to 22, 2014 – The first NFL Bowl draft is celebrated. The alumni team captains are Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders.

January 26, 2014 – The team led by Jerry Rice beat the team led by Deion Sanders 22-21 in the first non-conference NFL Pro Bowl.

June 1, 2016 – The NFL has announced that the Pro Bowl is moving from Aloha Stadium in Honolulu to Camping World Stadium in Orlando. Since 1980, the Pro Bowl has been played every year but twice in Hawaii (2010 and 2015).

December 20, 2016 – 2017 rosters announced, AFC vs. Returning to the traditional NFC format.

January 31, 2021 – The first virtual Pro Bowl is played through EA Sports’ “Madden NFL 2021” video game. NFC defeats AFC, 32-12. The 2021 Pro Bowl was originally scheduled to be held at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, but was canceled due to Covid-19 concerns. On November 17, 2020, the NFL announced that a virtual Pro Bowl would be held.

September 26, 2022 – The NFL has announced that it is replacing the Pro Bowl with “The Pro Bowl Games,” an AFC vs. A week-long skills competition that culminates in the NFC flag football game.