Four more Vikings head to the Pro Bowl

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Pro Bowl snubs mean little because players who should have been named to the initial team quite often make it. Case in point: Kirk Cousins, who had the best season of his career, should have been a Pro Bowler from the get-go.

He now is.

Cousins is one of four more Vikings players who are heading to Orlando! for the NFL’s all-star game, pushing the number of players who will be wearing purple helmets and blue shirts to eight on Sunday. Cousins replaces Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who presumably is “injured.” Even if he’s not, he’s smart enough not to mess with the Pro Bowl after emerging from 18 games at age 36 with the ability to walk.

Also heading to Florida is Vikings linebacker Eric Kendricks. The first-team All-Pro who somehow wasn’t a first-announced Pro Bowler replaces Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner. Veteran defensive end Everson Griffen replaces 49ers rookie Nick Bosa, and cornerback Xavier Rhodes fills in for Richard Sherman.

Yes, somehow, Rhodes is a Pro Bowler. Once one of the best corners in the game, Rhodes has slipped badly over the past two years, most notably in 2019. But reputation counts for a lot when it comes to picking all-star teams, and Rhodes will be there along with seven of his teammates.

Initially voted to the NFC team were running back Dalvin Cook, safety Harrison Smith, and defensive end Danielle Hunter. Fullback C.J. Ham replaces 49ers fullback Kyle Juszczyk.

46 responses to “Four more Vikings head to the Pro Bowl

  1. Rhodes? Seriously? As a Viking fan, that is a joke. He is nowhere near pro bowl level anymore.

  2. Cousins and Kendricks should’ve been in originally. Rhodes? Well, maybe it’ll boost his spirits a bit. I’m not sure he’s going to be in the league in 2 years, much less the Vikings next year. Nice that Griff made it as an alternate and happy for Ham.

  3. If this isn’t more proof that this team has the most talented roster in the NFL, I don’t know what is! So deep at every position. Best in class at all of the skill positions. Now, the coaching staff is set for success. Sit back and enjoy the dynasty!

  4. National reports are saying Cousins got in for an injured Aaron Rodgers. I’ve never heard of a player backing out of the Pro Bowl from a injured ego
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    What’s funny is your team lost by the same margin and only managed to score half as many points just 8 days ago.

  5. We all saw this coming, the Vikings will need to begin their rebuild sooner than later. Need to cut some of those high dollar defenders immediately.

    Looks like Rob Brzezinski IS NOT a Magician in any shape or form what so ever!!

  6. Rodgers injured? Oh oh, there goes the softness.
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    It’s like some of you just became football fans last week.

  7. The Pro Bowl is actually more harm than good for many teams. Playing in it makes a player more expensive to re-sign. There is also the risk of injury. Worst of all is that if a player is playing in the Pro Bowl, his team isn’t going to the Super Bowl. If the 49ers were not playing in the Super Bowl, then perhaps some of their snubbed players, including Jimmy G., may be going to the Pro Bowl. But who cares about that meaningless game. Jimmy G. does not care about no Pro Bowl. He wants to win the Super Bowl. Let Russell Wilson be the Pro Bowl MVP for the next 10-15 years in a row, and I will be happy as I can be.

  8. World Class 1.2 billion dollar monument to minisoda stupidity stadium.
    World Class 0-4 Super bowl losing record.
    World Class 30 loses in playoffs record
    World Class 2 times only team to start season 5-0 and miss playoffs record.

    Hey Alan Light, yea you’re right. Lots of World Class failure to celebrate in minisoda.

  9. Rhodes doesn’t deserve to be in the Pro Bowl any more than I do.

    And a cheeser comparing the Vikings 49ers loss favorably to their team’s 49ers loss Sunday is about as rich as I’ve seen in a long, long time. Trash Vikes and their fans for losing to your team 2 times this year, for not having any SB wins, hell trash us fro the gjallerhorn blaring all the time — but claiming your NFC Championship loss was better? Down 27-0 at half time? Scoring points and gaining yards against ta team that has gone into a protective shell cause the game was out of hand? Really? You’re proud of that?

  10. @pkrlvr: you have to be the only person in the world that thinks those were similar 17 point losses. The 49ers could have easily beat your team by 40. I’ve never seen a playoff game where the winning team went into victory formation in the first half.

  11. pkrlvr says:
    January 21, 2020 at 10:48 am

    National reports are saying Cousins got in for an injured Aaron Rodgers. I’ve never heard of a player backing out of the Pro Bowl from a injured ego
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    What’s funny is your team lost by the same margin and only managed to score half as many points just 8 days ago.

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    What’s even more funny is that your team was losing 27-0 at the half! Niners coasted comfortably to the finish line which allowed some garbage stats/scores for the Packers.

    One could easily argue the Vikings had a better playoffs than the Packers even though they both finished 1-1. Vikings beat the #3 seed on the road, while the Packer beat an injury-riddled #5 seed at home.

  12. I got it, Pete Caroll wants to see Rhodes work out in person to figure out if he’s worth picking up in free agency. After all he is only 28 and maybe a change in venue might jump start his career?

  13. pkrlvr says:
    January 21, 2020 at 11:02 am
    How does Rhodes make it and Z. Smith is sitting home with 13.5 sacks? Ridiculous.
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    Maybe because they play different positions. You think that could be it?

  14. skolvikings2017 says:
    January 21, 2020 at 10:15 am
    National reports are saying Cousins got in for an injured Aaron Rodgers. I’ve never heard of a player backing out of the Pro Bowl from a injured ego
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    How about getting in on a stroked ego?

  15. At this point, these are cheap Pro Bowl selections. And they suit our Vikings just fine. While we sift through the letdown that some of us knew was coming. But others stayed delusional and couldn’t quite get the message.

    It will be fun to watch all these guys in action together one last time, before the inevitable fire sale. We can’t keep them all.

  16. pkrlvr says:
    January 21, 2020 at 11:02 am

    How does Rhodes make it and Z. Smith is sitting home with 13.5 sacks? Ridiculous.

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    The last I checked, Z. Smith does not play CB.

  17. pkrlvr says:
    January 21, 2020 at 10:48 am

    What’s funny is your team lost by the same margin and only managed to score half as many points just 8 days ago.
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    Is this a joke? Are you just trying to get people going? Have you no self-respect?

    I thought I would never see such a dominating performance as the 49ers put on the Vikings and they easily exceeded it the next week! The Vikings actually scored 10 points in the first half and it was a competitive game at the half. The Packers were thoroughly dominated from the very beginning of the game. It was 27-0 at halftime and the 49ers had 155 yards rushing. They played prevent defense and tried to run out the clock the entire second half. They threw 8 passes the whole game! Anyone bragging about scoring 20 points under those circumstances is beyond delusional. But that’s what we’ve come to expect from you people.

  18. diveleft says:
    January 21, 2020 at 12:19 pm
    pkrlvr says:
    January 21, 2020 at 11:02 am

    How does Rhodes make it and Z. Smith is sitting home with 13.5 sacks? Ridiculous.

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    The last I checked, Z. Smith does not play CB.
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    From what I’ve seen, neither does Rhodes–LOL…..

  19. pkrlvr says:
    January 21, 2020 at 11:02 am
    How does Rhodes make it and Z. Smith is sitting home with 13.5 sacks? Ridiculous

    @@@@@@@@@222

    Ummmm, they play different positions. And the pro bowl does not want self important players.

  20. Rhodes made it due to multiple huge hits that caused fumbles. He needs to switch to safety now. If the Vikings lose Harris, which I doubt they will franchise if they can’t make a deal, they will probably do that

  21. People on here are bagging on Rodgers but his ability to extend plays is the reason it was even close. If Rodgers was on the Vikings the outcome of that game would’ve been much different

  22. pkrlvr says:
    January 21, 2020 at 11:02 am
    How does Rhodes make it and Z. Smith is sitting home with 13.5 sacks? Ridiculous

    @@@@@@@@@@@222

    Z Smith was manhandled by a TE, maybe that’s why he was snubbed

  23. Alan Light says:
    January 21, 2020 at 11:04 am
    Lotta world class on the NFC side of the Pro Bowl this year…
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    There are some, but not really a lot.The Seahawks, which have been to the playoffs 7 of the last 8 years, won 9 playoff games in that time including a Super Bowl victory, are a good of example of a “world class” organization that has period of sustained success in both the regular season and the playoffs. The Packers, who have made the playoffs 8 of the 10 last years, including 4 trips to the conference championship and one SB victory, and a 10-7 record in the playoffs are another good example. A team that has made the playoffs 4 times out of the last 10 years, with only 2 wins, with a very talented roster that should have been there every year since 2015, is not an example of a “world class” organization.

  24. I didn’t think players from 10-6 teams that accumulated stats against bad teams or in garbage time, but we’re terrible against winning teams, were allowed to go to the ProBowl.

    Yet here we are.

  25. Reading all the comments from packer fan. As a niner fan, i was 120% more scare of hte Viking than the packers. The packers were overmatched just about everywhere, specially the coaching side. When you see your coach trying to get help from other coaching from the devision that your opponent plays in should be a concern. reminded me of that kid in HS that was too lazy or stupid to do his own HS and was always trying to copy my HW

  26. lavenderlarrylosers says:
    January 21, 2020 at 10:57 am
    They sure scraped the garbage off the bottom of the dumpster to fill out the NFC roster.
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    Well you packer fans would know dumpsters. There are videos online of packers fans tailgating and drinking directly off of filthy dumpsters.

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