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2005 NFL Pro Bowl
1234 Total
NFC 010143 27
AFC 1414010 38
DateFebruary 13, 2005
StadiumAloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii
MVPPeyton Manning (Indianapolis Colts)
RefereeBernie Kukar
National anthemJason Mraz
Coin tossAdmiral Thomas Fargo
TV in the United States
AnnouncersMike Patrick, Joe Theismann, Paul Maguire, Suzy Kolber, and Michele Tafoya

The 2005 Pro Bowl was the NFL's all-star game for the 2004 season. The game was played February 13, 2005, at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. The final score was AFC 38 – NFC 27. The most valuable player was Peyton Manning of the Colts.[1] The game holds the record as the latest Pro Bowl played during the calendar year, and formerly the latest NFL game; this record was subsequently tied when Super Bowl LVI was played on February 13, 2022.

Game summary

The game started off slowly. The AFC was forced to punt away its first possession, and the NFC missed a field goal from 43 yards out. Two plays later, the AFC opened up scoring with a 62-yard pass from Peyton Manning to his Indianapolis Colts teammate, Marvin Harrison. The NFC drove back quickly, but Donovan McNabb's pass was intercepted by Joey Porter. Manning then hooked up with Hines Ward for a 41-yard score, and the AFC led 14–0. The NFC came back with a time consuming drive that spanned the end of the first quarter to the beginning of the second, and ended with a 12-yard run by Brian Westbrook to bring the NFC within 7. However, David Akers' attempted onside kick would prove costly, as Ward recovered the kick and returned it 39 yards for a score, the first ever kickoff return for a touchdown in Pro Bowl history. Daunte Culpepper attempted to bring the NFC back, but was intercepted by Takeo Spikes. That interception led to another Manning touchdown, this time a 12-yard pass to Antonio Gates which gave the AFC a comfortable 28–7 lead. The NFC once again came down the field, led by Culpepper, but the drive was not without problems. On the second play, Torry Holt caught a pass but was hit by Tory James, causing a fumble. John Lynch recovered the fumble for the AFC, but the play was negated after a penalty on Marcus Stroud. Akers ended up kicking a 33-yard field goal to bring the score to 28–10, which is how the first half ended.

The third quarter was all NFC, who started off the half by scoring within the first 3 minutes, when Michael Vick hit Holt with a 27-yard pass to make the score 28–17. They later picked off Tom Brady when Lito Sheppard intercepted a pass on the NFC 31. The drive ended when Vick ran it in from 3 yards out, making the score 28–24. Adam Vinatieri and Akers then traded field goals before LaDainian Tomlinson added a rushing touchdown to make the score 38–27. The NFC made one final drive late in the game, but Vick was intercepted (the third pick of the game for the AFC) by Nate Clements, and Drew Brees kneeled to end the game. Manning, whose 3 passing TDs led the AFC's offense, won the Most Valuable Player award while Vick was called the greatest of all time by the announcers.

Scoring Summary

AFC roster


Position Starter(s) Reserve(s) Alternate(s)
Quarterback 18 Peyton Manning, Indianapolis 12 Tom Brady, New England
  9 Drew Brees, San Diego
Running back 28 Curtis Martin, N.Y. Jets[b] 21 LaDainian Tomlinson, San Diego[c]
32 Edgerrin James, Indianapolis[b]
28 Corey Dillon, New England[a][b]
32 Rudi Johnson, Cincinnati[a]
36 Jerome Bettis, Pittsburgh[a]
Fullback 49 Tony Richardson, Kansas City
Wide receiver 88 Marvin Harrison, Indianapolis
85 Chad Johnson, Cincinnati
80 Andre Johnson, Houston
86 Hines Ward, Pittsburgh
Tight end 85 Antonio Gates, San Diego 88 Tony Gonzalez, Kansas City
Offensive tackle 75 Jonathan Ogden, Baltimore
71 Willie Anderson, Cincinnati[b]
78 Tarik Glenn, Indianapolis[c] 77 Willie Roaf, Kansas City[a][b]
77 Marvel Smith, Pittsburgh[a]
Offensive guard 66 Alan Faneca, Pittsburgh
68 Will Shields, Kansas City
54 Brian Waters, Kansas City
Center 68 Kevin Mawae, N.Y. Jets 64 Jeff Hartings, Pittsburgh



Position Starter(s) Reserve(s) Alternate(s)
Defensive end 93 Dwight Freeney, Indianapolis
99 Jason Taylor, Miami
94 John Abraham, N.Y. Jets[b] 91 Aaron Smith, Pittsburgh[a]
Defensive tackle 95 Sam Adams, Buffalo
99 Marcus Stroud, Jacksonville
93 Richard Seymour, New England[b] 98 John Henderson, Jacksonville[a]
Outside linebacker 51 Takeo Spikes, Buffalo
55 Terrell Suggs, Baltimore
55 Joey Porter, Pittsburgh
Inside linebacker 51 James Farrior, Pittsburgh 52 Ray Lewis, Baltimore[b] 54 Tedy Bruschi, New England[a]
Cornerback 24 Champ Bailey, Denver
20 Tory James, Cincinnati
21 Chris McAlister, Baltimore

23 Patrick Surtain, Miami[b]

22 Nate Clements, Buffalo[a]
Free safety 47 John Lynch, Denver
Strong safety 20 Ed Reed, Baltimore 43 Troy Polamalu, Pittsburgh

Special teams

Position: Player: Alternate:
Punter   9 Shane Lechler, Oakland
Placekicker   4 Adam Vinatieri, New England
Kick returner 24 Terrence McGee, Buffalo
Special teamer 53 Larry Izzo, New England
Long snapper 83 Kendall Gammon, Kansas City[d]


NFC roster


Position Starter(s) Reserve(s) Alternate(s)
Quarterback   5 Donovan McNabb, Philadelphia 11 Daunte Culpepper, Minnesota
  7 Michael Vick, Atlanta
Running back 21 Tiki Barber, N.Y. Giants 30 Ahman Green, Green Bay
37 Shaun Alexander, Seattle[b]
36 Brian Westbrook, Philadelphia[a]
Fullback 33 William Henderson, Green Bay
Wide receiver 87 Muhsin Muhammad, Carolina
87 Joe Horn, New Orleans
84 Javon Walker, Green Bay
81 Terrell Owens, Philadelphia[b]
81 Torry Holt, St. Louis[a]
Tight end 83 Alge Crumpler, Atlanta 82 Jason Witten, Dallas
Offensive tackle 71 Walter Jones, Seattle
76 Orlando Pace, St. Louis
72 Tra Thomas, Philadelphia[b] 76 Flozell Adams, Dallas[a]
Offensive guard 73 Larry Allen, Dallas
62 Marco Rivera, Green Bay
76 Steve Hutchinson, Seattle
Center 57 Olin Kreutz, Chicago 78 Matt Birk, Minnesota


Position Starter(s) Reserve(s) Alternate(s)
Defensive end 92 Bertrand Berry, Arizona
90 Julius Peppers, Carolina
97 Patrick Kerney, Atlanta
Defensive tackle 97 La'Roi Glover, Dallas
92 Shaun Rogers, Detroit
93 Kevin Williams, Minnesota
Outside linebacker 56 Keith Brooking, Atlanta
53 Marcus Washington, Washington
55 Derrick Brooks, Tampa Bay[b] 58 Mark Fields, Carolina[a]
Inside linebacker 55 Dan Morgan, Carolina 54 Jeremiah Trotter, Philadelphia
Cornerback 20 Ronde Barber, Tampa Bay
26 Lito Sheppard, Philadelphia
32 Dre' Bly, Detroit
Free safety 20 Brian Dawkins, Philadelphia 31 Roy Williams, Dallas
Strong safety 32 Michael Lewis, Philadelphia

Special teams

Position: Player: Alternate:
Punter 17 Mitch Berger, New Orleans
Placekicker   2 David Akers, Philadelphia
Kick returner 18 Eddie Drummond, Detroit[b] 20 Allen Rossum, Atlanta[a]
Special teamer 58 Ike Reese, Philadelphia
Long snapper 86 Brian Jennings, San Francisco[d]



a Replacement selection due to injury or vacancy
b Injured player; selected but did not play
c Replacement starter; selected as reserve
d "Need player"; named by coach

Number of selections per team

AFC Team Selections NFC Team Selections
Kansas City Chiefs 6 Green Bay Packers 5
Baltimore Ravens 5 St. Louis Rams 2
Tennessee Titans 0 Dallas Cowboys 5
Indianapolis Colts 5 Seattle Seahawks 3
Miami Dolphins 2 Carolina Panthers 4
Denver Broncos 2 Minnesota Vikings 3
New England Patriots 6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2
Pittsburgh Steelers 9 Chicago Bears 1
Buffalo Bills 4 Philadelphia Eagles 10
Cincinnati Bengals 4 San Francisco 49ers 1
New York Jets 3 Washington Redskins 1
Jacksonville Jaguars 2 Atlanta Falcons 5
Cleveland Browns 0 New Orleans Saints 2
Houston Texans 1 New York Giants 1
Oakland Raiders 1 Arizona Cardinals 1
San Diego Chargers 3 Detroit Lions 3


2005 Pro Bowl Cheerleading Squad



  1. ^ "NFL Pro Bowl History". pro-football-reference. Retrieved January 5, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "2004 NFL Pro Bowlers". pro-football-reference. Retrieved January 5, 2019.