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2015 Pro Bowl

2015 NFL Pro Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Team Irvin 9 10 6 7 32
Team Carter 13 7 8 0 28
Date January 25, 2015
Stadium University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
Offensive MVP Matthew Stafford (Detroit Lions)
Defensive MVP J. J. Watt (Houston Texans)
Referee John Parry
Attendance 63,225
National anthem Jordin Sparks
Halftime show Nico & Vinz
Broadcast (US)
Network ESPN
Announcers Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden, & Lisa Salters
Nielsen ratings 5.6 (national)

The 2015 Pro Bowl was the NFL's all-star game for the 2014 season. It began at 6 pm local time on January 25 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The game was televised nationally by ESPN.[1]

The game continued the "unconferenced" format that was debuted in the 2014 Pro Bowl. The game was the third Pro Bowl that took place in the same site as that year's Super Bowl. It was also the sixth consecutive year where the Pro Bowl took place prior to the Super Bowl. It could be also known as Team Pro Bowl II. [1]

Hall of Fame wide receivers Cris Carter and Michael Irvin were selected as the alumni captains of the game. Jason Garrett of the Dallas Cowboys and John Harbaugh of the Baltimore Ravens were the game's coaches.[2] The coaches were to come from the higher seeded teams in each conference to lose in the Divisional Round of the 2014–15 NFL playoffs, which has been the convention since the 2010 Pro Bowl. However, the Denver Broncos (the highest seeded Divisional Round loser in the AFC) and head coach John Fox mutually agreed to part ways following their playoff loss, so Harbaugh (who coached the Ravens, the other Divisional Round loser from the AFC) was selected instead.

Contents

  • Game format 1
  • Summary 2
    • Box Score 2.1
  • Roster 3
    • Team Carter 3.1
    • Team Irvin 3.2
    • Selected but did not participate 3.3
  • Number of selections per team 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Game format

  • A two-minute warning was added to the first and third quarters, plus overtime, and the ball switched hands after every quarter/overtime.[3]
  • Teams were given two timeouts per quarter (instead of the customary three timeouts per half) and if a team only used one timeout in the first or third quarter, they could carry their additional timeout to the next quarter.[4] However, timeouts could not carry over from one half to next or into first overtime.
  • No kickoffs. A coin toss determined which team is awarded possession first, and the ball was placed on the 25-yard line at the start of each quarter and after scoring plays.[3]
  • Goal posts were narrowed from 18 feet wide to 14 feet wide.
  • Extra points were attempted from the 25 yard line.
  • The rosters consisted of 44 players per squad.
  • The defense was permitted to play "cover two" and "press" coverage. In the previous years, only "man" coverage was permitted, except for goal line situations.[3]
  • Beginning at the two-minute mark of every quarter/overtime, if the offense did not gain at least one yard, the clock stopped as if the play were an incomplete pass.[3]
  • A 35-second and 25-second play clock were used instead of the usual 40-second and 25-second clock.[3]
  • The game clock did not stop on quarterback sacks outside of the final two minutes of regulation.[3]

Summary

Box Score

Roster

Team Carter

Team Irvin

Selected but did not participate

Notes:

(C) signifies the player has been selected as a captain
a Replacement selection due to injury or vacancy
b Injured player; selected but will not participate
c Selected but did not play because his team advanced to Super Bowl XLIX (see Pro Bowl "Player Selection" section)
d Players must have accepted their invitations as alternates to be listed; those who declined, such as Joe Flacco and Philip Rivers, are not considered Pro Bowlers

Number of selections per team

American Football Conference
Team Selections
Denver Broncos 11
Indianapolis Colts 7
New England Patriots 5
Pittsburgh Steelers 5
Baltimore Ravens 4
Cincinnati Bengals 4
Cleveland Browns 4
Kansas City Chiefs 4
Buffalo Bills 3
Houston Texans 3
Miami Dolphins 3
New York Jets 2
San Diego Chargers 2
Oakland Raiders 1
Jacksonville Jaguars 0
Tennessee Titans 0
National Football Conference
Team Selections
Philadelphia Eagles 9
Dallas Cowboys 8
Green Bay Packers 7
Detroit Lions 5
Seattle Seahawks 5
Arizona Cardinals 4
New Orleans Saints 4
Atlanta Falcons 3
San Francisco 49ers 3
Carolina Panthers 2
Chicago Bears 2
St. Louis Rams 2
Washington Redskins 2
New York Giants 1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1
Minnesota Vikings 0

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External links

  • Official website for the Pro Bowl
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