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AFC South sending just four Pro Bowl representatives

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It has been a down season for the AFC South, and that is reflected in the initial list of Pro Bowl players released by the NFL on Friday night.

No division is slated to have fewer Pro Bowl representatives than the AFC South, which has just four players on the initial NFL list.

The 2-13 Texans have two players headed to Hawaii: wide receiver Andre Johnson and defensive end J.J. Watt. The Titans will be represented by cornerback Alterraun Verner, while outside linebacker Robert Mathis will be the lone rep from division-champion Indianapolis.

The Jaguars are one of five teams with no players headed to Hawaii.

Here’s a by-division breakdown of Pro Bowl representation:

NFC West: 19 players — San Francisco (8), Seattle (6), Arizona (3), St. Louis (2).

AFC West: 16 players — Kansas City (8), Denver (5), San Diego (2), Oakland (1).

AFC North: 13 players — Cleveland (5), Baltimore (4), Cincinnati (2), Pittsburgh (2).

NFC North: 12 players — Carolina (5), New Orleans (5), Tampa Bay (2), Atlanta (0).

AFC East: 11 players — Miami (4), New England (4), Buffalo (3), N.Y. Jets (0).

NFC East: 5 players — Dallas (2), Philadelphia (2), Washington (1), N.Y. Giants (0).

NFC North: 5 players — Chicago (2), Detroit (2), Minnesota (1), Green Bay (0).

AFC South: 4 players — Houston (2), Indianapolis (1), Tennessee (1), Jacksonville (0).

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28 Responses to “AFC South sending just four Pro Bowl representatives”
  1. dg0122 says: Dec 27, 2013 11:00 PM

    Poz should be there

  2. dwntwnbadboy19 says: Dec 27, 2013 11:06 PM

    wow, very weird. Even with 8 Nfc North teams, we still don’t have as many players combined as the Nfc west.

  3. dwntwnbadboy19 says: Dec 27, 2013 11:07 PM

    8 nfc north teams, I better start watching more football

  4. duckthepats says: Dec 27, 2013 11:09 PM

    Green Bay has 0 and could make the playoffs. The Niners have 8 and could miss out. Let this not be a judgement of how good your team is.

  5. nflsecurity862 says: Dec 27, 2013 11:12 PM

    Cleveland Browns are sending 5 themselves. Wow!

  6. yevrag3535 says: Dec 27, 2013 11:25 PM

    Who cares, game is nothing anymore.

  7. jags4ever says: Dec 27, 2013 11:56 PM

    Might be more accurate to say the AFC South sends 4 players to pro bowl. The least amount of all divisions. But it’s gotta be a dislike thing going on since the giants jets packers falcons don’t get called out for no shows either. Hmm…anybody else see this? The espn jr

  8. jonathanm6 says: Dec 28, 2013 12:23 AM

    Didn’t realize there were 2 nfc north’s

  9. rehuntjr says: Dec 28, 2013 12:24 AM

    >> NFC North: 12 players — Carolina (5), New Orleans (5), Tampa Bay (2), Atlanta (0).

    Typo: That’s the NFC *South* division.

  10. themagicalrighttestical says: Dec 28, 2013 12:40 AM

    When did the NFC south secede from the union, seems as though that would be bigger news.

  11. ajgreenhof says: Dec 28, 2013 2:08 AM

    The Pro Bowl has a serious problem when Cleveland has the most representatives for the AFC North considering they’re in last place.

  12. reed20fence says: Dec 28, 2013 2:54 AM

    That’s still 4 too many. And how do the AFC North basement-dwelling Browns send 5 probowlers? SMH. If they were really all that good, shouldn’t their team’s success reflect a little more of their prowess?

  13. kraa0901 says: Dec 28, 2013 3:27 AM

    NFC North: 12 players — Carolina (5), New Orleans (5), Tampa Bay (2), Atlanta (0).

    This should be the south, not the north.

  14. badscene322 says: Dec 28, 2013 4:33 AM

    I see two NFC north teams. C’mon newbs… Get your scheisse together.

  15. takemrarely says: Dec 28, 2013 5:33 AM

    27 Pro Bowlers between San Fran, Seattle, Kansas City and Denver……1 for the Colts.

    4 wins for the Colts against those teams…none for them.

    Just goes to show there is no I in team, but Pro Bowl should be spelled PII BIII

  16. jaxcliff says: Dec 28, 2013 6:33 AM

    Once again, we see the Pro Bowl is a joke, with players being voted in by ignorant fans who just see a name they recognize from their old glory days.

  17. pshrg says: Dec 28, 2013 6:35 AM

    Typo: You name Carolina, New Orleans as being in the NFC North. They’re in the South.

  18. kaeptovernon says: Dec 28, 2013 8:27 AM

    NFC North: 12 players — Carolina (5), New Orleans (5), Tampa Bay (2), Atlanta (0).

    you mean South

  19. johnnyjagfan says: Dec 28, 2013 9:20 AM

    Besides Poz, who would make the cut simply by virtue of number of tackles (which would be lower if we’d of kept any of our other LBs or had D’Linemen who tackled runners) the Jags have no NFL All-Stars.

    That may be different if a certain WR got the message the first, second…fifth, etc., times.

  20. jpalughi823 says: Dec 28, 2013 9:31 AM

    its a joke that Luck didn’t make it. He’s more worthy than Newton in my opinion

  21. clssylssy says: Dec 28, 2013 9:44 AM

    I HATE this year’s format and suspect it was designed to fail as a way to get rid of this tradition that is a non-revenue producing event for the NFL.
    A lot of great players were snubbed and many were
    selected, not by merit, but by name recognition and lobbying by commercially sponsored individuals. Once again, the NFL is chipping away at this great sport and disrespecting the men who entertain us. No team should be excluded from being represented. Way to go NO FUN LEAGUE, YOUR GREED IS SHOWING!

  22. hess97 says: Dec 28, 2013 10:10 AM

    that sounds about right.

    also im liking the format. the best should get in regardless of conference. playoff seeding could maybe emulate this.

  23. vavikingfan says: Dec 28, 2013 11:18 AM

    Pro Bowl recognition is great for players to get but this game should be discontinued, and all voting should be done by players and coaches.

  24. Ferdinand says: Dec 28, 2013 11:39 AM

    Nothing from the Packers? I can see a drastic reduction from past years because this has not been a good season for them, but how can they not name Eddie Lacy? He’s been carrying the team and will be named offensive rookie of the year.

  25. afterthesecrowdedstreets says: Dec 28, 2013 12:22 PM

    While the Pro Bowl is largely a facade and a popularity contest, it’s worth noting that Jerrell Freeman got robbed. Any fan, whether in the Colts’ corner or not, who has watched a Colts game fully realizes this guy is a star.

  26. jmorand47 says: Dec 28, 2013 12:24 PM

    Green Bay had 0? WOW. Miss McNasty is going to have a hard time dealing with that one.

  27. fnf417 says: Dec 28, 2013 6:44 PM

    The NBA is done the same

  28. axespray says: Dec 28, 2013 6:57 PM

    duckthepats says:
    Dec 27, 2013 11:09 PM
    “Green Bay has 0 and could make the playoffs. The Niners have 8 and could miss out. Let this not be a judgement of how good your team is.”
    The falcons had more probowlers than the Packers in the 2010 playoffs.

    How’d that work out?

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