AFC, NFC announce teams for Pro Bowl Games skill competitions

AFC, NFC announce teams for Pro Bowl Games skill competitions

As the first Pro Bowl Games approach, the star alignments are set.

Head coaches Peyton and Eli Manning revealed who will compete in specific skills competitions for their respective AFC and NFC teams during Wednesday’s Pro Bowl Games Selection Show.

The Pro Bowl Games action kicks off Thursday on ESPN at 7 p.m. ET with five skills challenges, and the games end at 3 p.m. ET Sunday with more skills events and a trio of flag football matches in the first rendition. of a new look at the annual NFL All-Star Showdown at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on ABC/ESPN.

The NFC team will be led by top-voter Justin Jefferson, one of seven Minnesota Vikings Pro Bowlers competing in the top-catching competition. Jefferson’s contemporary, Buffalo Bills’ Stefon Diggs, will also be vying for the title of best catch.

The best catch is one of eight skill challenges on the schedule at the inaugural Pro Bowl Games, culminating in flag football matches on Sunday featuring every Pro Bowler skill position. Each challenge and each game will earn points for the winning conference to establish a score before the third and final Pro Bowl flag game on Sunday to determine the conference champion.

The aggregate score split will see the winning conference in each skills competition total three points, with 24 total points available across the eight skills competitions.

Below is the full breakdown of Pro Bowl Games events and competitors:

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