The 2014 NFL Pro Bowl is completely different this year than it has ever been in the history of the game. While it will still probably be a bore to watch as defenses are not allowed to play full strength and both teams will score astronomical points. According to USA Today on Jan. 26, there are still a number of players who are afraid they will hurt each other, so don't expect them to play hard in the all-star game. Here is how fans can follow the 2014 NFL Pro Bowl live stream.
- Date: Jan. 26
- Time: 7:30 p.m. EST
- TV: NBC
- Radio: XM 88
- Live Stream: NBC Live Extra
Of course, the first big new rule change for this year's NFL Pro Bowl is that it is no longer the NFC vs. AFC in the big game. Instead of having the best from each individual conference play each other, NFL Hall of Fame stars Deion Sanders and Jerry Rice drafted the two teams like it was a giant playground game.
Jerry Rice got the first picks and chose his team captains to be Drew Brees and Robert Quinn. Sanders took his two captains to be Jamaal Charles and J.J. Watt. The rest of the lineup was chosen the next night.
Sanders' star players include Dez Bryant, Andrew Luck, Cam Newton, Jason Witten, AJ Green, DeSean Jackson, Terrell Suggs and Ndamukong Suh. Rice ended up with players like Matt Forte, LeSean McCoy, Larry Fitzgerald, Brandon Marshall, Tony Gonzalez, Kyle Williams and Joe Haden.
The new rule changes for the NFL Pro Bowl includes removing the kickoffs from the game, adding two-minute warnings in every quarter, and change of possession at the end of each quarter. The defenses will also get to play more schemes, including Cover-2 and press.
The 2014 NFL Pro Bowl live stream will start at 7:30 p.m. EST.