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).

28 responses to “AFC South sending just four Pro Bowl representatives

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

  2. 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

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

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

  4. 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?

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

    This should be the south, not the north.

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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!

  10. that sounds about right.

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

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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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