The NFL Pro Bowl 2014 live stream and televised game action begins Sunday evening, as football fans will enjoy watching their stars compete in warm and sunny Honolulu. Among the stars who will be featured in this big game ahead of Super Bowl XLVIII will be Andrew Luck, Drew Brees, Jamaal Charles, Edie Lacy and Darrelle Revis. The latest televised and live streaming NFL Pro Bowl presentations will be shown to fans courtesy of NBC sports networks.
A Jan. 26 report via Broadway World notes that tonight's game coverage from NBC will feature the broadcast team of Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and sideline reporter Michele Tafoya. Former NFL quarterback Doug Flutie will also report from the sidelines. NBC has been providing fans coverage of big Sunday Night Football games all season long, and this one will serve as a "warm-up" ahead of the Seahawks vs. Broncos next Sunday. The Pro Bowl game will be played at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii and will feature stars from both the AFC and NFC competing for the win.
However, there's a twist for this year's game, as they've changed things a bit, making it a mixture of players from the conferences on each side. The NESN.com site reports that two Hall of Fame players were each involved in shaping what could be a much more exciting rendition of the NFL's annual all-star game. Two teams were made up with Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders getting to select players. That means it's Team Rice vs. Team Sanders in this year's attempt to get football fans more interested in watching the televised game just a week ahead of one of the most watched games of the year: the Super Bowl.
Team Rice will feature stars including New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees, Chargers QB Philip Rivers and St. Louis Rams defensive end Robert Quinn. Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles, quarterbacks Cam Newton and Andrew Luck, as well as Houston defensive lineman J.J. Watt are just a few of the stars on Team Sanders. Among the players who were supposed to be playing but will sit out with injuries are Tom Brady, Frank Gore, Adrian Peterson and Calvin Johnson. Other stars such as Peyton Manning and Russell Wilson, as well as other members of the Broncos and Seahawks won't participate due to preparation for next weekend's big championship game.
So which of the two squads is the favorite tonight? The line for this game first opened as a "pick em'" situation, but it has since moved to 1 1/2-points in favor of Team Rice. The over/under in this game is 90 points, so expect a laid back, high-scoring contest in Honolulu. Weather reports show partly cloudy skies and only a slight chance of showers with a kick off temperature of 77 degrees.
Sunday night's NFL Pro Bowl has a scheduled start time of 7:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. NBC will show the telecast on local affiliate stations around the country including WSLS 10 in Roanoke, Virginia. In addition, fans can watch the game on NFL Red Zone through their cable or satellite provider, or listen to live streaming audio through SIRIUS radio subscriptions. There will also be a free live stream video feed provided by NBC Sports Live Extra website here.