The 2016 Pro Bowl is set to begin Sunday night at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu. It marks the third year in a row that the NFL’s All-Star game won’t be played between teams consisting of players strictly from the NFC or AFC.
Hall of Famer Jerry Rice leads the team captained by Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald against Michael Irvin’s team, which is led by Atlanta’s Devonta Freeman and Cincinnati’s Geno Atkins. Team Irvin is favored by 1.5 points, according to vegasinsider.com, and the over/under is 72 points.
New York’s Eli Manning was the first pick of the Pro Bowl Draft by Team Rice, followed by Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack and Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry. After drafting Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, Team Irvin selected Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones and Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman.
There usually isn’t much defense played in the Pro Bowl, but the game hasn’t seen a whole lot of scoring in the last two seasons. Team Irvin beat the team led by Cris Carter last year, 32-28. Two years ago, the final score was 22-21.
The contest is set to begin at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN. Viewers can watch a free live stream online with WatchESPN.