AFC vs NFC
February 6, 2022 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: NFC PK / AFC PK ; Over/Under: 61.5
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The NFC and AFC clash Sunday afternoon in the 2022 NFL Pro Bowl at Allegiant Stadium. The AFC will be coached by Mike Vrabel of the Tennessee Titans. The NFC will be coached by Matt LaFleur of the Green Bay Packers.
The AFC will be led by quarterbacks Justin Herbert, Patrick Mahomes and Mac Jones. The AFC skill position players include running back Johnathan Taylor, wide receiver Tyreek Hill and tight end Mark Andrews. The AFC offense is missing some key players due to Ja’Marr Chase thanks to the Super Bowl, while Lamar Jackson and lineman Quenton Nelson also will sit out. The AFC defense features defensive end Myles Garrett, linebacker T.J. Watt and cornerback J.C. Jackson. Chris Jones and Joey Bosa will not play for the AFC defense. The AFC has an explosive offense and should be able to move the ball with consistent success.
The NFC will be led by quarterbacks Kyler Murray, Kirk Cousins and Russell Wilson. The NFC skill position players include running back Dalvin Cook, wide receiver Justin Jefferson and tight end George Kittle. The NFC offense is missing countless players such as Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Cooper Kupp, Davante Adams and Trent Williams. The NFC defense features defensive end Brian Burns, linebacker Chandler Jones and cornerback Trevon Diggs. The NFC defense won’t have Nick Bosa, Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey. The NFC is still a respectable roster, but this unit would be so much stronger is it wasn’t for so many players sitting out for various reasons.
I’ll start off by saying I don’t personally bet these all star events, as nobody is out there to truly play hard or get the victory. It’s a celebration where guys slack off for the most part and are just there to have a good time and get back home healthy. With that said, the AFC has won each of the last four Pro Bowls and has a much more stable roster this season. While still talented, the NFC is missing countless starters either due to pullouts, injuries or guys being in the Super Bowl. It wouldn’t be surprising to see the AFC kind of run away with things this season, especially with a significant edge at quarterback.
Give me the AFC in this pick em.