Pro Bowl Snubs: Who Made It And Who Was Left Out Of 2013 AFC, NFC Pro Bowl

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on December 27 2012 12:00 PM
Pro Bowl Snubs: Who Made It And Who Was Left Off 2013 AFC, NFC Pro Bowl
Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman, who is tied for second in the NFL with 7 interceptions, was left off the NFC's 2013 Pro Bowl squad. Reuters

The NFL announced the rosters for the 2013 Pro Bowl and while most of the names listed were worthy, their were several names left off, and whole units snubbed, that deserved far more consideration.

Many of the snubs can be found in the NFC.

The most glaring omission unfortunately belongs to the Minnesota Vikings offensive line. Yes, running back Adrian Peterson deserves most of the credit for his incredible come back season that’s put him in position to possibly break the NFL’s single-season rushing record, but some of praise also belongs to his teammates in the trenches.

Then there's the Seattle Seahawks, who will send five players to Hawaii, but only one from their defense and it is not cornerback Richard Sherman. Instead, Chicago’s Charles Tillman and Tim Jennings, along with Arizona’s Patrick Peterson will represent the NFC’s secondary. 

Sherman could be paying for his alleged positive drug test for Adderall, and is still waiting for his appeal with the league, but his dominate play in the final stretch of the season is a huge reason why Seattle has already wrapped up a playoff spot, and are still in contention for the NFC West. The Bears are currently in a downward spiral, and while Peterson was a big reason Arizona has the fourth ranked pass defense in the league, the Cardinals rode a nine-game losing streak this season.

The same argument for winning could be made for why Matt Schaub of Houston was chosen over Indianapolis’ Andrew Luck. The Texans are still in line for the AFC’s top seed, but much of the credit can go to their defense and not Schaub’s play under center.

Luck has thrown one less touchdown pass, but has 450 more passing yards, and does not have an Arian Foster to threaten defenses, all while improving the Colts by eight victories. Not to mention his fourth quarterbacks this season.

Among the amazing rookie quarterback triumvirate, only Washington’s Robert Griffin III made it and deservedly so. But the voters left off his teammate and fellow rookie, running back Alfred Morris, in favor of San Francisco’s Frank Gore. Morris had more touchdowns and more yards, while carrying a heavier load than Gore.

The rosters for both conferences are below, with asterisks designating the starters. See if you have any discrepancies with this year’s squads.

 

AFC Offense

QB Peyton Manning, Broncos*

QB Tom Brady, Patriots

QB Matt Schaub, Texans

RB Arian Foster, Texans*

RB Jamaal Charles, Chiefs

RB Ray Rive, Ravens

FB Vonta Leach, Ravens*

WR A.J. Green, Bengals*

WR Andre Johnson, Texans”

WR Reggie Wayne, Colts

WR Wes Welker, Patriots

TE Rob Gronkowski, Patriots*

TE Heath Miller, Steelers

T Joe Thomas, Browns*

T Duane Brown, Texans*

T Ryan Clady, Broncos

G Logan Mankins, Patriots*

G Marshal Yanda, Ravens*

G Wade Smith, Texans

C Maurkice Pouncy, Steelers*

C Chris Myers, Texans

 

NFC Offense

QB Aaron Rodgers, Packers*

QB Matt Ryan, Falcons*

QB Robert Griffin III, Redskins*

RB Adrian Peterson, Vikings*

RB Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks

RB Frank Gore, 49ers

FB Jerome Felton, Vikings*

WR Calvin Johnson, Lions*

WR Brandon Marshall, Bears*

WR Julio Jones, Falcons

WR Victor Cruz

TE Tony Gonzalez, Falcons*

TE Jason Witten, Cowboys

T Joe Staley, 49ers*

T Russell Okung, Seahawks*

T Trent Williams, Redskins

G Mike Iupati, 49ers*

G Jahri Evans, Saints*

G Chris Snee, Giants

C Max Unger, Seahawks*

C Jeff Saturday, Packers

 

AFC Defense

DE J.J. Watt, Texans*

DE Cameron Wake, Dolphins*

DE Elvis Dumervil, Broncos

DT Geno Atkins, Bengals*

DT Vince Wilfork, Patriots*

DT Haloti Ngata, Ravens

OLB Von Miller, Broncos*

OLB Tamba Hali, Chiefs*

OLB Robert Mathis, Colts

ILB Jerod Mayo, Patriots*

ILB Derrick Johnson, Chiefs

CB Champ Bailey, Broncos*

CB Jonathan Joseph, Texans*

CB Antonio Cromartie, Jets

FS Ed Reed*

SS Eric Berry, Chiefs*

SS LaRon Landry, Jets

 

NFC Defense

DE Jason Pierre-Paul, Giants*

DE Julius Peppers, Bears*

DE Jarde Allen, Vikings

DT Justin Smith, 49ers*

DT Henry Melton, Bears*

DT Gerald McCoy, Buccaneers

OLB Aldon Smith, 49ers*

OLB DeMarcus Ware, Cowboys*

OLB Clay Matthews, Packers

ILB Patrick Willis, 49ers*

ILB NaVorro Bowman, 49ers

CB Charles Tillman, Bears*

CB Tim Jennings, Bears*

CB Patrick Peterson, Cardinals

FS Dashon Goldson, 49ers*

FS Earl Thomas, Seahawks

SS Donte Whitner, 49ers*

 

AFC Special Teams

P Dustin Colquitt, Chiefs

K Phil Dawson, Browns

KR Jacoby Jones, Ravens

ST Matthew Slater, Patriots

NFC Special Teams

P Thomas Morstead, Saints

K Blair Walsh, Vikings 

KR Leon Washington, Seahawks

ST Lorenzo Alexander, Redskins

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