It’s Pro Bowl day! The NFL wraps up the season next Sunday with Super Bowl 54 between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers, but in the meantime, we get the league’s all star game for a low key bit of fun. Aside from some win and loss bonus money, there is not a lot to play for, which makes for a low stakes game that offers some occasional silliness.
The game kicks off at 3:00 p.m. ET on ESPN, which means we get one last game announced by Joe Tessitore and Booger McFarland, with Lisa Salters on the sideline. They called the wild Dodgeball competition earlier in the week, which has been one of the better bits of announcing by the crew to date. There are rumors Tony Romo could end up in the booth next year, so we’ll see if the group can go out on a high note.
This year’s game will feature a couple rule changes. The most intriguing is an alternative to onside kicks, which will be an option after successful field goal attempts. We don’t see a ton of Pro Bowl field goals, but when they do happen, expect to see the 4th and 15 conversion attempt regularly.
We’ve seen plenty of players skip out on the Pro Bowl, but you can check out the most recent rosters. The AFC is a 1.5-point favorite and the point total is 51 at DraftKings Sportsbook. The onside kick alternative could make for an intriguing over bet if you are so inclined.
How to Watch
When: 3:00 p.m. ET
Where: Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL
Commentators: Joe Tessitore, Booger McFarland and Lisa Salters (Sideline)
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