NFL MVP PEYTON MANNING AND CARDINALS QB KURT WARNER HEADLINE THE NFL STARS AT THE PRO BOWL, SUNDAY ON NBC

The NFL Pro Bowl returns to NBC Sports for the first time in 35 years this Sunday, 4:30-8 p.m. ET as NFL MVP Peyton Manning leads the AFC against Cardinals QB Kurt Warner and the NFC. Al Michaels (play-by-play), Cris Collinsworth (analyst), Andrea Kremer (sideline reporter) and Tiki Barber (sideline reporter) call the action from Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.

At halftime, Michaels will talk to John Madden from his home in Northern California.

PRO BOWL PRODUCTION ELEMENTS: All six quarterbacks in the game – Manning, Warner, Drew Brees, Eli Manning, Jay Cutler and Kerry Collins – will wear microphones during the game as well as two defensive players to be determined. In addition, NBC will have access to coach-quarterback radio transmission and will deploy its ‘stedi-cam’ operator into the teams’ huddles.

NBC AND THE PRO BOWL: Sunday’s broadcast marks only the third time ever and the first time in 35 years that NBC has broadcast the Pro Bowl. The last NBC broadcast of the Pro Bowl was on Jan. 20, 1974 from Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City when the AFC, coached by then Raiders coach and current NBC analyst John Madden, defeated the NFC 15-13 on five Garo Yepremian field goals. Curt Gowdy and Al DeRogatis called the game for NBC. The only other time the Pro Bowl was on NBC was two years earlier, on Jan. 23, 1972, when the AFC defeated the NFC 26-13. That game took place at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

NFC vs. AFC: In the 38 years of the Pro Bowl, the NFC and the AFC have each won 19 times. From 1997-2003 the AFC won six out of seven games and the two conferences alternated victories from 2003-2008. In last year’s game, Vikings RB Adrian Peterson ran for 129 yards to capture the game’s MVP award.

PRO BOWL STARTERS:
AFC OFFENSE
QB Peyton Manning Colts
RB Thomas Jones Jets
FB Le’Ron McClain Ravens
WR Andre Johnson Texans
Brandon Marshall Broncos
TE Tony Gonzalez Chiefs
T Joe Thomas Browns
Michael Roos Titans
G Alan Faneca Jets
Kris Dielman Chargers
C Nick Mangold Jets

AFC DEFENSE
DE Mario Williams Texans
Dwight Freeney Colts
DT Albert Haynesworth Titans
Kris Jenkins Jets
OLB James Harrison Steelers
Joey Porter Dolphins
ILB Ray Lewis Ravens
CB Nnamdi Asomugha Raiders
Cortland Finnegan Titans
FS Ed Reed Ravens
SS Troy Polamalu Steelers

AFC SPECIAL TEAMS
P Shane Lechler Raiders
K Stephen Gostkowski Patriots
KR Leon Washington Jets
ST Brandon Ayanbadejo Ravens

NFC OFFENSE
QB Kurt Warner Cardinals
RB Adrian Peterson Vikings
FB Mike Sellers Redskins
WR Larry Fitzgerald Cardinals
Anquan Boldin Cardinals
TE Jason Witten Cowboys
T Jordan Gross Panthers
Flozell Adams Cowboys
G Steve Hutchinson Vikings
Chris Snee Giants
C Andre Gurode Cowboys

NFC DEFENSE
DE Julius Peppers Panthers
Justin Tuck Giants
DT Kevin Williams Vikings
Jay Ratliff Cowboys
OLB DeMarcus Ware Cowboys
Lance Briggs Bears
ILB Patrick Willis 49ers
CB Ronde Barber Buccaneers
Antonio Winfield Vikings
FS Nick Collins Packers
SS Adrian Wilson Cardinals

NFC SPECIAL TEAMS
P Jeff Feagles Giants
K John Carney Giants
KR Clifton Smith Buccaneers
ST Sean Morey Cardinals

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