2013 Pro Bowl
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|Date||January 27, 2013|
|Stadium||Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii|
|MVP||Kyle Rudolph (Minnesota Vikings)|
|National anthem||Brian McKnight|
|Coin toss||Marcus Allen and Eric Dickerson|
|TV in the United States|
|Announcers||Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya and Doug Flutie|
|Nielsen ratings||7.1 (nationally)|
The 2013 Pro Bowl was the National Football League (NFL)'s sixty-third annual all-star game which featured players from the 2012 season. It took place at 2:30 pm Hawaii–Aleutian Time (UTC−10:00; 7:30 pm Eastern Time) on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at the Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. The game was televised nationally by NBC in place of CBS. The game was delayed for 30 minutes due to flash flood warnings.
John Fox of the AFC West Denver Broncos led the AFC "home team" against a "visiting" NFC team that was coached by the Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy of the NFC North. These coaches were selected for coaching the highest seeded team to lose in the Divisional Round of the playoffs, which has been the convention since the 2009 Pro Bowl. Ed Hochuli was the game referee.
Players on the winning team (NFC) each earned $50,000, while players on the losing team (AFC) earned $25,000.
The Houston Texans and San Francisco 49ers had the most Pro Bowl selections with nine. The Kansas City Chiefs, despite only winning two games, had six selections. Six teams, the Carolina Panthers, Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Rams, Tennessee Titans, Jacksonville Jaguars, and San Diego Chargers, had no selections. Three rookie quarterbacks (Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, and Russell Wilson) were selected, which is the most in Pro Bowl history.
As of 2023, this remains the most recent the NFC defeated the AFC in a Pro Bowl game.
|AFC – A. J. Green 6 yd. pass from Peyton Manning (Phil Dawson kick)||14:07||AFC 7–0|
|NFC – Vincent Jackson 36 yd. pass from Drew Brees (Blair Walsh kick)||10:17||Tied 7–7|
|NFC – Blair Walsh 48 yd. Field Goal||15:00||NFC 10–7|
|AFC – Derrick Johnson 42 yd. Interception Return (Phil Dawson kick)||11:24||AFC 14–10|
|NFC – Victor Cruz 9 yd. pass from Eli Manning (Blair Walsh kick)||7:03||NFC 17–14|
|NFC – Marshawn Lynch 1 yd. run (Blair Walsh kick)||1:47||NFC 24–14|
|NFC – Kyle Rudolph 3 yd. pass from Eli Manning (Blair Walsh kick)||0:06||NFC 31–14|
|NFC – Doug Martin 28 yd. pass from Russell Wilson (Blair Walsh kick)||13:06||NFC 38–14|
|AFC – Joshua Cribbs 4 yd. pass from Matt Schaub (Phil Dawson kick)||6:28||NFC 38–21|
|NFC – Larry Fitzgerald 9 yd. pass from Russell Wilson (Blair Walsh kick)||3:59||NFC 45–21|
|NFC – Vincent Jackson 5 yd. pass from Russell Wilson (Blair Walsh kick)||1:57||NFC 52–21|
|NFC – Blair Walsh 26 yd. Field Goal||14:42||NFC 55–21|
|AFC – A. J. Green 4 yd. pass from Andrew Luck (Phil Dawson kick)||11:40||NFC 55–28|
|NFC – Jerome Felton 3 yd. run (Blair Walsh kick)||7:59||NFC 62–28|
|AFC – A. J. Green 49 yd. pass from Andrew Luck (Phil Dawson kick)||6:02||NFC 62–35|
The following players were selected to represent the AFC:
|Quarterback||18 Peyton Manning, Denver||12 Tom Brady, New England[b] |
8 Matt Schaub, Houston
|12 Andrew Luck, Indianapolis[a]|
|Running back||23 Arian Foster, Houston||25 Jamaal Charles, Kansas City |
27 Ray Rice, Baltimore[e]
|28 C. J. Spiller, Buffalo[a]|
|Fullback||44 Vonta Leach, Baltimore[e]||45 Marcel Reece, Oakland[a]|
|Wide receiver||18 A. J. Green, Cincinnati |
80 Andre Johnson, Houston
|87 Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis |
83 Wes Welker, New England[b]
|88 Demaryius Thomas, Denver[a]|
|Tight end||87 Rob Gronkowski, New England [b]||83 Heath Miller, Pittsburgh [b]||84 Jermaine Gresham, Cincinnati [a]|
|Offensive tackle||73 Joe Thomas, Cleveland |
76 Duane Brown, Houston
|78 Ryan Clady, Denver [b]||77 Andrew Whitworth, Cincinnati [a]|
|Offensive guard||70 Logan Mankins, New England[b] |
73 Marshal Yanda, Baltimore[e]
|74 Wade Smith, Houston||68 Richie Incognito, Miami[a]|
68 Zane Beadles, Denver [a]
|Center||53 Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh||55 Chris Myers, Houston|
|Defensive end||99 J. J. Watt, Houston |
91 Cameron Wake, Miami
|92 Elvis Dumervil, Denver|
|Defensive tackle||97 Geno Atkins, Cincinnati |
75 Vince Wilfork, New England [b]
|92 Haloti Ngata, Baltimore [e]||95 Kyle Williams, Buffalo [a]|
94 Randy Starks, Miami [a]
|Outside linebacker||58 Von Miller, Denver [b] |
91 Tamba Hali, Kansas City
|98 Robert Mathis, Indianapolis||50 Justin Houston, Kansas City [a]|
|Inside linebacker||51 Jerod Mayo, New England||56 Derrick Johnson, Kansas City|
|Cornerback||24 Champ Bailey, Denver |
24 Johnathan Joseph, Houston
|31 Antonio Cromartie, N.Y. Jets|
|Free safety||20 Ed Reed, Baltimore[e]||31 Jairus Byrd, Buffalo[a][f]|
|Strong safety||29 Eric Berry, Kansas City||30 LaRon Landry, N.Y. Jets|
|Punter||2 Dustin Colquitt, Kansas City|
|Placekicker||4 Phil Dawson, Cleveland|
|Return Specialist||12 Jacoby Jones, Baltimore[e]||16 Josh Cribbs, Cleveland [a]|
|Special teamer||18 Matthew Slater, New England|
|Long snapper||92 John Denney, Miami|
The following players were selected to represent the NFC:
|Defensive end||90 Jason Pierre-Paul, N.Y. Giants |
90 Julius Peppers, Chicago
|69 Jared Allen, Minnesota|
|Defensive tackle||94 Justin Smith, San Francisco[e] |
69 Henry Melton, Chicago
|93 Gerald McCoy, Tampa Bay||90 Ndamukong Suh, Detroit [a]|
|Outside linebacker||99 Aldon Smith, San Francisco[e] |
94 DeMarcus Ware, Dallas [b]
|52 Clay Matthews, Green Bay [b]||52 Chad Greenway, Minnesota [a]|
93 Anthony Spencer, Dallas [a]
91 Ryan Kerrigan, Washington[a]
|Inside linebacker||52 Patrick Willis, San Francisco[e]||53 NaVorro Bowman, San Francisco[e]||58 Daryl Washington, Arizona [a]|
59 London Fletcher, Washington [a]
|Cornerback||33 Charles Tillman, Chicago |
26 Tim Jennings, Chicago
|21 Patrick Peterson, Arizona|
|Free safety||38 Dashon Goldson, San Francisco[e]||29 Earl Thomas, Seattle||28 Thomas DeCoud, Atlanta [a]|
|Strong safety||31 Donte Whitner, San Francisco[e]||25 William Moore, Atlanta [a]|
|Punter||6 Thomas Morstead, New Orleans|
|Placekicker||3 Blair Walsh, Minnesota|
|Kick returner||33 Leon Washington, Seattle|
|Special teamer||97 Lorenzo Alexander, Washington|
|Long snapper||48 Don Muhlbach, Detroit|
Indicating he would retire after the Pro Bowl, NFC center Jeff Saturday treated the game as a testimonial match and crossed over to the AFC side for one play in order to reunite with quarterback Peyton Manning; the two had played together as members of the Indianapolis Colts for thirteen seasons.
- bold player who participated in game
- a Replacement selection due to injury or vacancy
- b Injured player; selected but will not play
- c Replacement starter; selected as reserve
- e Selected but did not play because his team advanced to Super Bowl XLVII (see Pro Bowl "Player Selection" section)
- f Ryan Clark was the first alternate, but declined due to injury
- g Jimmy Graham was the first alternate, but declined due to injury
Number of selections per team
The game was televised nationally by NBC after Super Bowl XLVII broadcaster CBS declined to exercise their right to air the game, even though that network was using the game as part of the plot of an episode of Hawaii Five-0 to be aired three weeks later. This was the second of three consecutive years that NBC carried the game, since CBS also decided not to broadcast the 2013 Pro Bowl and Fox would later decline to carry the 2014 game.
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