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Pro Bowl Roster ,Colts Dominate
Indy Places 7 Players On Squad
NEW YORK -- The leader of the NFL's best team and two- time defending NFL MVP, quarterback Peyton Manning of the Indianapolis Colts, headlines the 42 AFC players chosen for this year's Pro Bowl.
The annual NFL All-Star Game will be played Feb. 12 in Hawaii.
Wide receiver Marvin Harrison, running back Edgerrin James, center Jeff Saturday, defensive end Dwight Freeney, linebacker Cato June and safety Bob Sanders joined Manning to give the Colts seven representatives, the most of any team.
The talented San Diego Chargers, who are playing for their playoff lives with a 9-5 record, had six players chosen -- running back LaDainian Tomlinson, fullback Lorenzo Neal, tight end Antonio Gates, nose tackle Jamal Williams, rookie linebacker Shawne Merriman and special teams ace Hanik Milligan.
The resurgent Cincinnati Bengals, who clinched their first division title since 1990, had five players selected. Three members of Cincinnati's explosive offense, quarterback Carson Palmer, wide receiver Chad Johnson and right tackle Willie Anderson joined kicker Shayne Graham and cornerback Deltha O'Neal on the squad.
The Kansas City Chiefs joined the Bengals with five players named to the team. Three members of the Chiefs powerful offensive line, guards Will Shields and Brian Waters and tackle Willie Roaf joined tight end Tony Gonzalez and running back Larry Johnson on the squad.
The AFC West leading Denver Broncos and the Pittsburgh Steelers will send four players to Honolulu. Cornerback Champ Bailey, safety John Lynch, linebacker Al Wilson and wide receiver Rod Smith were selected from Denver, while guard Alan Faneca, center Jeff Hartings, linebacker Joey Porter and safety Troy Polamalu will represent Pittsburgh
Three members of the improved Miami Dolphins -- wide receiver Chris Chambers, linebacker Zach Thomas and defensive end Jason Taylor were chosen.
The defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots placed just two players on the roster -- quarterback Tom Brady and defensive lineman Richard Seymour.
Six teams will send one player -- New York cornerback Ty Law, Baltimore left tackle Jonathan Ogden, Oakland defensive end Derrick Burgess, Jacksonville defensive tackle Marcus Stroud, Buffalo punter Brian Moorman and Houston kick returner Jerome Mathis.
The Cleveland Browns and the Tennessee Titans were not represented.
Bears, Falcons Lead NFC Squad
In the NFC, the Atlanta Falcons and Chicago Bears each placed six players on the Pro Bowl squad, as the league announced its group of all-stars on Wednesday.
The New York Giants and Seattle Seahawks are the second-most represented clubs with five players each, while the NFC South leading Carolina Panthers placed four on the squad.
Of the Bears' six players, five are from the defensive side of the ball. Leading that group is linebacker Brian Urlacher. Safety Mike Brown, cornerback Nathan Vasher, linebacker Lance Briggs and defensive tackle Tommie Harris round out the most defensive players for the Bears since the club's 1985 Super Bowl season when it also had five on the team.
The Falcons split their six players between offense and defense. Quarterback Michael Vick, running back Warrick Dunn and tight end Alge Crumpler make up the offensive corps, while linebacker Keith Brooking, cornerback DeAngelo Hall and defensive tackle Rod Coleman represent the defensive players.
Running back Tiki Barber, tight end Jeremy Shockey, defensive ends Michael Strahan and Osi Umenyiora and special teams standout David Tyree are the Giants on the squad.
Seattle is sending running back Shaun Alexander, quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, fullback Mack Strong and offensive linemen Steve Hutchinson and Walter Jones.
Quarterback Jake Delhomme, wide receiver Steve Smith and offensive lineman Mike Wahle are Carolina's offensive representative. Lineman Julius Peppers is the only defensive player for the Panthers.
Tampa Bay placed punter Josh Bidwell, cornerback Ronde Barber and linebacker Derrick Brooks on the squad.
Ronde is the twin brother of Tiki. This marks the second time the two players have made the Pro Bowl team in the same season. The first time was in 2004. Ronde was also on the team in 2001. This is Tiki's second Pro Bowl selection.
The Rams, Redskins, Cowboys, Vikings and Cardinals each placed two players on the team.
St. Louis is represented by wide receiver Torry Holt and offensive lineman Orlando Pace. Wide receiver Santana Moss and offensive lineman Chris Samuels come from Washington. Offensive lineman Larry Allen and safety Roy Williams were named from Dallas, while safety Darren Sharper and kick returner Koren Robinson will be shipped in from Minnesota. Arizona sends wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and kicker Neil Rackers.
The defending NFC champion Philadelphia Eagles are represented by just one player, linebacker Jeremiah Trotter. Defensive lineman Shaun Rogers is the lone representative from the Detroit Lions, while center LeCharles Bentley is the lone player from New Orleans.
The San Francisco ***** and Green Bay Packers failed to have a Pro Bowl player.
-12-22-2005 #2RamsFan16 Guest
Re: Pro Bowl Roster ,Colts Dominate
Figures. The team that dominates always gets the most players. Even if they don't deserve it!
-12-29-2005 #4Jack_Youngblood Guest
Re: Pro Bowl Roster ,Colts Dominate
who is coaching each team? Dungy and Holmgren?
Re: Pro Bowl Roster ,Colts DominateOriginally Posted by Jack_Youngblood"Before the gates of excellence the high gods have placed sweat; long is the road thereto and rough and steep at first; but when the heights are reached, then there is ease, though grievously hard in the winning." --- Hesiod
-12-29-2005 #6Jack_Youngblood Guest
Re: Pro Bowl Roster ,Colts DominateOriginally Posted by HUbison