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The 2015 Pro Bowl was the National Football League's all-star game for the 2014 season. It began at 6 pm local time on January 25 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, and it was the first Pro Bowl to be held outside Hawaii since 2010. The game was televised nationally by ESPN.[1]

2015 NFL Pro Bowl
2015 Pro Bowl.jpg
1234 Total
Team Irvin 91067 32
Team Carter 13780 28
DateJanuary 25, 2015
StadiumUniversity of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
Offensive MVPMatthew Stafford (Detroit Lions)
Defensive MVPJ. J. Watt (Houston Texans)
RefereeJohn Parry
Attendance63,225
Ceremonies
National anthemJordin Sparks
Halftime showNico & Vinz
TV in the United States
NetworkESPN
AnnouncersMike Tirico, Jon Gruden, & Lisa Salters
Nielsen ratings5.6 (national)

The game continued the "unconferenced" format that was debuted in the 2014 Pro Bowl. The game was the third Pro Bowl that took place in the same site as that year's Super Bowl. It was also the sixth consecutive year where the Pro Bowl took place prior to the Super Bowl.[1]

Hall of Fame wide receivers Cris Carter and Michael Irvin were selected as the alumni captains of the game. Jason Garrett of the Dallas Cowboys and John Harbaugh of the Baltimore Ravens were the game's coaches.[2] The coaches were to come from the higher seeded teams in each conference to lose in the Divisional Round of the 2014–15 NFL playoffs, which has been the convention since the 2010 Pro Bowl. However, the Denver Broncos (the highest seeded Divisional Round loser in the AFC) and head coach John Fox mutually agreed to part ways following their playoff loss, so Harbaugh (who coached the Ravens, the other Divisional Round loser from the AFC) was selected instead.

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Game formatEdit

  • Two former players drafted players on to the teams. Each were assisted by two player captains and one NFL.com fantasy football champion.[3] Captain Michael Irvin was assisted by player captains DeMarco Murray and Joe Haden while Captain Cris Carter was assisted by player captains J. J. Watt and Antonio Brown.
  • A two-minute warning was added to the first and third quarters, plus overtime, and the ball switched hands after every quarter/overtime.[3]
  • Teams were given two timeouts per quarter (instead of the customary three timeouts per half) and if a team only used one timeout in the first or third quarter, they could carry their additional timeout to the next quarter.[4] However, timeouts could not carry over from one half to next or into first overtime.
  • No kickoffs. A coin toss determined which team is awarded possession first, and the ball was placed on the 25-yard line at the start of each quarter and after scoring plays.[3]
  • Goal posts were narrowed from 18 feet wide to 14 feet wide.
  • Extra points were attempted from the 15 yard line.
  • The rosters consisted of 44 players per squad.
  • The defense was permitted to play "cover two" and "press" coverage. In the previous years, only "man" coverage was permitted, except for goal line situations.[3]
  • Beginning at the two-minute mark of every quarter/overtime, if the offense did not gain at least one yard, the clock stopped as if the play were an incomplete pass.[3]
  • A 35-second and 25-second play clock were used instead of the usual 40-second and 25-second clock.[3]
  • The game clock did not stop on quarterback sacks outside the final two minutes of regulation.[3]

SummaryEdit

Box ScoreEdit

2015 Pro Bowl: Team Carter vs. Team Irvin
1 2 34Total
Team Carter 13 7 8028
Team Irvin 9 10 6732

at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona

RosterEdit

Team CarterEdit

Team Carter

Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Tackles

Offensive Guards

 

Centers

Defensive Ends

Defensive Tackles

Outside Linebackers

Inside Linebackers

Cornerbacks

 

Safeties

Punter

Placekicker

Return Specialist

Long Snapper

Special Teamer


Team IrvinEdit

Team Irvin

Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Tackles

Offensive Guards

 

Centers

Defensive Ends

Defensive Tackles

Outside Linebackers

Inside Linebackers

Cornerbacks

 

Safeties

Punter

Placekicker

Return Specialist

Long Snapper

Special Teamer


Selected but did not participateEdit

Selected but did not participate [d]

Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

 

Tight Ends

Offensive Tackles

Offensive Guards

Defensive Tackles

Inside Linebackers

 

Cornerbacks

Safeties

Placekicker

Special Teamer


Notes:

(C) signifies the player was selected as a captain
a Replacement selection due to injury or vacancy
b Injured player; selected but will not participate
c Selected but did not play because his team advanced to Super Bowl XLIX (see Pro Bowl "Player Selection" section)
d Players must have accepted their invitations as alternates to be listed; those who declined, such as Joe Flacco and Philip Rivers, are not considered Pro Bowlers

Number of selections per teamEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  4. ^ "2015 Pro Bowl to feature narrowed goal posts". NFL.com. January 20, 2015. Retrieved January 20, 2015.
  5. ^ "Drew Brees added to 2015 Pro Bowl roster". Saints.com. Archived from the original on August 21, 2017. Retrieved January 9, 2015.
  6. ^ "Andy Dalton added to Pro Bowl". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 20, 2015.
  7. ^ Wilson, Aaron (January 13, 2015). "Ravens RB Justin Forsett added to Pro Bowl, replacing Texans' Arian Foster". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  8. ^ Gantt, Darin (January 19, 2015). "Alfred Morris to replace LeSean McCoy in the Pro Bowl". ProFootballTalk.com. Retrieved January 19, 2015.
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  10. ^ "Texans' Duane Brown Added To Pro Bowl". cbslocal.com. Retrieved January 18, 2015.
  11. ^ "PRESS RELEASE: Pouncey Added To Pro Bowl". miamidolphins.com. Retrieved January 10, 2015.
  12. ^ "Eagles' Evan Mathis named to Pro Bowl replacing injured New Orleans Saints' Jahri Evans". nj.com. Retrieved January 7, 2015.
  13. ^ "Antonio Cromartie headed to the Pro Bowl". SB Nation. January 18, 2015. Retrieved January 18, 2015.
  14. ^ a b "Packers WR Cobb and CB Shields selected to the Pro Bowl". Packers.com. January 19, 2015. Retrieved January 19, 2015.
  15. ^ "Browns safety Donte Whitner added to Pro Bowl". ESPN.com. January 19, 2015. Retrieved January 19, 2015.
  16. ^ "NFL Pro Bowl rosters: Antoine Bethea to replace Kam Chancellor, Mike Iupati not going". NinersNation.com. January 19, 2015. Retrieved January 19, 2015.
  17. ^ "Cody Parkey to replace Vinatieri or Gostkowski at Pro Bowl". csnphilly.com. Retrieved January 12, 2015.
  18. ^ "Matt Ryan named to Pro Bowl". nbcsports.com. January 18, 2015. Retrieved January 26, 2015.
  19. ^ "Matthew Stafford named to Pro Bowl roster". nbcsports.com. Retrieved January 18, 2015.
  20. ^ "Anderson named to 2015 Pro Bowl". DenverBroncos.com. January 19, 2015. Archived from the original on November 7, 2017. Retrieved January 19, 2015.
  21. ^ "Mark Ingram replaces Marshawn Lynch on Pro Bowl roster". nbcsports.com. Retrieved January 19, 2015.
  22. ^ "Emmanuel Sanders will replace Julio Jones at the Pro Bowl". nbcsports.com. Retrieved January 15, 2015.
  23. ^ "Odell Beckham Jr. named to 2015 Pro Bowl". Giants.com. Archived from the original on August 18, 2017. Retrieved January 7, 2015.
  24. ^ "Lions' Tate added to Pro Bowl roster". FoxSports.com. January 18, 2015. Retrieved January 18, 2015.
  25. ^ "Jason Witten To Replace Julius Thomas In Pro-Bowl". allfortennessee.com. Retrieved January 19, 2015.
  26. ^ "Sheldon Richardson Named to Pro Bowl". nyjets.com. Retrieved January 14, 2015.
  27. ^ "Geno Atkins added to Pro Bowl roster". NBCSports.com. January 16, 2015. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  28. ^ "Colts Linebacker D'Qwell Jackson Named to the Pro Bowl". SB Nation. January 20, 2015. Retrieved January 20, 2015.
  29. ^ "Colts Safety Mike Adams Named to the Pro Bowl". SB Nation. January 20, 2015. Retrieved January 20, 2015.
  30. ^ "Darrell Stuckey added to Pro Bowl roster". ESPN.com. January 19, 2015. Retrieved January 19, 2015.
  31. ^ "Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin added to Pro Bowl roster". nbcsports.com. Retrieved January 16, 2015.

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