2024 Pro Bowl Games
DateFebruary 1 and 4, 2024
StadiumHawk's Landing golf club, Orlando, Florida, Nicholson Fieldhouse, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, and Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida
Offensive MVPBaker Mayfield (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
Defensive MVPDemario Davis (New Orleans Saints)
Ceremonies
National anthemCraig Morgan
TV in the United States
NetworkESPN
ABC
Disney XD
ESPN+
AnnouncersScott Van Pelt (play–by–play), Dan Orlovsky (color), Marcus Spears, Ryan Clark, and Michelle Beisner-Buck (sideline reporters)

The 2024 Pro Bowl Games were the National Football League all-star game for the 2023 NFL season. This was the second year that the event consisted of skills competitions and a non-contact flag football game, rather than an actual tackle football game.[1] The first block of skills competitions took place on February 1, 2024, around various venues in Central Florida, while the flag football game and the other events took place on February 4 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida. Fan voting began on November 27, 2023, and ended on December 25.[2] The rosters were then announced on January 3, 2024.[3][4] The AFC dominated the flag football game 50–34 however they lost the game as the NFC was even more dominant in skills competitions 30–9, for a final score of 64 NFC, and 59 AFC, it was the highest scoring Pro Bowl game, beating the 2004 Pro Bowl score of 55 NFC, 52 AFC.[citation needed]

Background

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The NFL announced on July 25, 2023, that Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida would be the site for the game after spending the last two years at Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nevada.[1] Prior to Allegiant Stadium's two years, Camping World Stadium hosted the Pro Bowl from 2017 to 2020 (no game was held in 2021).[5]The 2024 pro bowl “games” had its lowest TV rating since 2006.

Format

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The format consisted of various skill competition events and a 7-on-7 flag football game, with the first block of events having been held on February 1, 2024. On February 4, the remainder of the event program took place at Camping World Stadium.[2]

On December 20, 2023, the league announced the skills competitions for both days, with a tug of war added to the program. The Closest to the Pin golf accuracy competition replaced the Longest Drive. The High Stakes event replaced the Lightning Round, reducing the previous year's three-part challenge to just the competition where players attempt to catch punts. In addition, the Madden NFL Head-to-Head event, in which two players from each conference play the Madden NFL video game using the Pro Bowl rosters, counted as part of the skill competitions instead of just being an exhibition event for the past few years.[6][7][8]

Rosters

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The fan voting ran between November 27 and December 25, 2023.[2] The final rosters were then announced on January 3, 2024.[3][4]

AFC

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Offense
Position Starter(s) Reserve(s) Alternate(s)
Quarterback 1 Tua Tagovailoa, Miami 8 Lamar Jackson, Baltimore[d]
15 Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City[c]
7 C. J. Stroud, Houston[a]
15 Gardner Minshew, Indianapolis[a]
Running back 31 Raheem Mostert, Miami 4 James Cook, Buffalo
22 Derrick Henry, Tennessee
Fullback 30 Alec Ingold, Miami
Wide receiver 10 Tyreek Hill, Miami
2 Amari Cooper, Cleveland[b]
13 Keenan Allen, LA Chargers
1 Ja'Marr Chase, Cincinnati
14 Stefon Diggs, Buffalo[a]
Tight end 87 Travis Kelce, Kansas City[c] 85 David Njoku, Cleveland 17 Evan Engram, Jacksonville[a]
Offensive tackle 78 Laremy Tunsil, Houston
73 Dion Dawkins, Buffalo
72 Terron Armstead, Miami
Offensive guard 56 Quenton Nelson, Indianapolis
75 Joel Bitonio, Cleveland[b]
62 Joe Thuney, Kansas City[c] 77 Wyatt Teller, Cleveland[a]
70 Kevin Zeitler, Baltimore[a]
Center 52 Creed Humphrey, Kansas City[c] 64 Tyler Linderbaum, Baltimore 78 Ryan Kelly, Indianapolis[a]
Defense
Position Starter(s) Reserve(s) Alternates(s)
Defensive end 95 Myles Garrett, Cleveland
98 Maxx Crosby, Las Vegas[b]
91 Trey Hendrickson, Cincinnati 51 Will Anderson Jr., Houston[a]
Defensive tackle 95 Chris Jones, Kansas City[c]
95 Quinnen Williams, NY Jets
92 Justin Madubuike, Baltimore 99 DeForest Buckner, Indianapolis[a]
Outside linebacker 90 T. J. Watt, Pittsburgh[b]
52 Khalil Mack, LA Chargers[b]
41 Josh Allen, Jacksonville 6 Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Cleveland[a]
11 Jermaine Johnson II, NY Jets[a]
Inside / middle linebacker 0 Roquan Smith, Baltimore 6 Patrick Queen, Baltimore
Cornerback 2 Patrick Surtain II, Denver
1 Sauce Gardner, NY Jets
5 Jalen Ramsey, Miami
21 Denzel Ward, Cleveland
Free safety 31 Justin Simmons, Denver 39 Minkah Fitzpatrick, Pittsburgh
Strong safety 14 Kyle Hamilton, Baltimore
Special teams
Position Starter Alternate(s)
Long snapper 46 Ross Matiscik, Jacksonville
Punter 6 A. J. Cole III, Las Vegas
Placekicker 9 Justin Tucker, Baltimore
Return specialist 19 Marvin Mims, Denver
Special teams 28 Miles Killebrew, Pittsburgh
bold player who participated in the game
(C) signifies the player has been selected as a captain
a Replacement player selection due to an injury or vacancy
b Injured player; selected but did not participate
c Selected but did not play because his team advanced to Super Bowl LVIII (see Pro Bowl "Player Selection" section)
d Selected but chose not to participate

NFC

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Offense
Position Starter(s) Reserve(s) Alternate(s)
Quarterback 13 Brock Purdy, San Francisco[c] 4 Dak Prescott, Dallas[d]
9 Matthew Stafford, LA Rams[d]
1 Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia[a]
6 Baker Mayfield, Tampa Bay[a]
7 Geno Smith, Seattle[a]
Running back 23 Christian McCaffrey, San Francisco[c] 0 D'Andre Swift, Philadelphia
23 Kyren Williams, LA Rams
26 Jahmyr Gibbs, Detroit[a]
Fullback 44 Kyle Juszczyk, San Francisco[c] 30 C. J. Ham, Minnesota[a]
Wide receiver 88 CeeDee Lamb, Dallas
11 A. J. Brown, Philadelphia[b]
13 Mike Evans, Tampa Bay[d]
17 Puka Nacua, LA Rams
14 Amon-Ra St. Brown, Detroit[a]
14 DK Metcalf, Seattle[a]
Tight end 85 George Kittle, San Francisco[c] 87 Sam LaPorta, Detroit 87 Jake Ferguson, Dallas[a]
Offensive tackle 71 Trent Williams, San Francisco[c]
65 Lane Johnson, Philadelphia
58 Penei Sewell, Detroit 78 Tristan Wirfs, Tampa Bay[a]
Offensive guard 70 Zack Martin, Dallas[b]
63 Chris Lindstrom, Atlanta
69 Landon Dickerson, Philadelphia 73 Tyler Smith, Dallas[a]
Center 62 Jason Kelce, Philadelphia 77 Frank Ragnow, Detroit[b] 78 Erik McCoy, New Orleans[a]
Defense
Position Starter(s) Reserve(s) Alternate(s)
Defensive end 97 Nick Bosa, San Francisco[c]
98 Montez Sweat, Chicago
97 Aidan Hutchinson, Detroit 90 DeMarcus Lawrence, Dallas[a]
Defensive tackle 99 Aaron Donald, LA Rams[b]
97 Dexter Lawrence, NY Giants
98 Javon Hargrave, San Francisco[c] 95 Derrick Brown, Carolina[a]
97 Kenny Clark, Green Bay[a]
Outside linebacker 11 Micah Parsons, Dallas
99 Danielle Hunter, Minnesota
7 Haason Reddick, Philadelphia
Inside / middle linebacker 54 Fred Warner, San Francisco[c] 54 Bobby Wagner, Seattle 56 Demario Davis, New Orleans[a]
Cornerback 26 DaRon Bland, Dallas
7 Charvarius Ward, San Francisco[c]
33 Jaylon Johnson, Chicago
21 Devon Witherspoon, Seattle
2 Darius Slay, Philadelphia[a]
Free safety 3 Jessie Bates, Atlanta
Strong safety 3 Budda Baker, Arizona 20 Julian Love, Seattle
Special teams
Position Starter Alternate(s)
Long snapper 42 Andrew DePaola, Minnesota
Punter 5 Bryan Anger, Dallas
Placekicker 17 Brandon Aubrey, Dallas
Return specialist 22 Rashid Shaheed, New Orleans
Special teams 42 Jalen Reeves-Maybin, Detroit[d] 44 Nick Bellore, Seattle[a]
bold player who participated in the game
(C) signifies the player has been selected as a captain
a Replacement player selection due to an injury or vacancy
b Injured player; selected but did not participate
c Selected but did not play because his team advanced to Super Bowl LVIII (see Pro Bowl "Player selection" section)
d Selected but chose not to participate

Number of selections per team

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American Football Conference
Team Selections
Baltimore Ravens 8
Buffalo Bills 3
Cincinnati Bengals 2
Cleveland Browns 7
Denver Broncos 3
Houston Texans 3
Indianapolis Colts 4
Jacksonville Jaguars 3
Kansas City Chiefs 5
Las Vegas Raiders 2
Los Angeles Chargers 2
Miami Dolphins 6
New England Patriots 0
New York Jets 3
Pittsburgh Steelers 3
Tennessee Titans 1
National Football Conference
Team Selections
Arizona Cardinals 1
Atlanta Falcons 2
Carolina Panthers 1
Chicago Bears 2
Dallas Cowboys 10
Detroit Lions 7
Green Bay Packers 1
Los Angeles Rams 4
Minnesota Vikings 3
New Orleans Saints 3
New York Giants 1
Philadelphia Eagles 8
San Francisco 49ers 9
Seattle Seahawks 6
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3
Washington Commanders 0

Schedule and results

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The first set of skills competitions were held on Thursday, February 1, 2024, at Nicholson Fieldhouse at the University of Central Florida. The second set were held on Sunday, February 4 at Camping World Stadium.[6][9]

Thursday

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Precision Passing

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Precision Passing was an accuracy competition in which each quarterback from both conferences attempts to hit as many targets as possible in one minute.[6]

Opening Round

C. J. Stroud and Baker Mayfield both advanced to the final round with the two highest scores in the opening round.[10]

Pos Player Team Score
1 C. J. Stroud HOU 26
2 Baker Mayfield TB 24
3 Gardner Minshew IND 21
4 Geno Smith SEA 20
5 Jalen Hurts PHI 17
6 Tua Tagovailoa MIA 16
Final Round

Baker Mayfield won the event for the NFC with a score of 9.[10]

Pos Player Team Score
1 Baker Mayfield TB 9
2 C. J. Stroud HOU 8
Conference Score
AFC 0
NFC 3

High Stakes

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High Stakes was a multi-round competition in which players attempted to catch the most punts from a JUGS machine, without dropping other balls. This event replaced the Lightning Round completion from the previous year.[6]

Miles Killebrew won the event for the AFC after catching a punt while holding 5 other footballs (6 footballs total).[10]

Conference Score
AFC 3
NFC 3

Closest to the Pin

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The Closest to the Pin event was held at the 18th hole of the Hawk's Landing Golf Club at the Orlando World Center Marriott Hotel

Closest to the Pin was a golf accuracy competition in which six players from each conference attempted to drive a golf ball to as close to the hole as possible (this event replaced the Longest Drive competition from the previous year). This was a pre-recorded segment held at the par-3, 18th hole of the Hawk's Landing Golf Course at the Orlando World Center Marriott Hotel.[6]

Bryan Anger (NFC) won the event on his second attempt with a shot that landed 2 feet from the hole.[10]

Conference Score
AFC 3
NFC 6

Snap Shots

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In Snap Shots, long snappers and centers snapped balls at various targets with different sizes and point values.[10]

The NFC won the event, scoring 14 points over the AFC's 10. Andrew DePaola led the NFC with 9 points.[10]

Conference Score
AFC 3
NFC 9

Dodgeball

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Dodgeball was played by 4 teams of five players representing defensive and offensive selections from each conference. The event took place over two games that were both counted for points.[6]

The AFC offense defeated the NFC defense in the first game, while the NFC offense defeated the AFC defense in the second game, earning three points for each conference.[10]

Conference Score
AFC 6
NFC 12

Sunday

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Kick-Tac-Toe

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Each team's kicker played a version of tic-tac-toe where they kicked balls towards a giant board. The AFC won the event [6]

Conference Score
AFC 9
NFC 12

Flag Football First Quarter

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The first quarter of the game was played. The AFC outscored the NFC 12–7.

Conference Score
AFC 21
NFC 19

Move the Chains

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Move the Chains was a race competed by teams of five players from each conference. They first had to move 3000 pounds of weight off of a wall, and then pull that 2,000-pound wall across the finish line. This game was held between the first and second quarters of the flag football game.[6] The NFC won the event.

Conference Score
AFC 21
NFC 22

Flag Football Second Quarter

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The second quarter of the game was played. The AFC outscored the NFC 26–14.

Conference Score
AFC 47
NFC 36

Madden NFL Head-to-Head

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Two players from each conference played the Madden NFL 24 video game using the official Pro Bowl rosters. This event counted as part of the skill competitions this season instead of just being an exhibition event for the past few years.[6] The actual game was played live on Saturday, February 3, and streamed on YouTube and Twitch. Highlights were then shown during halftime of the flag football game, with the results being added to the overall game score. The NFC team of Puka Nacua (1H) and Micah Parsons (2H) of the NFC defeated David Njoku (1H) and Tyreek Hill (2H) of the AFC, 36–15.[11]

Conference Score
AFC 47
NFC 39

Gridiron Gauntlet (race 1)

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Six players from each conference competed in a relay race through an obstacle course (two races were played). The first race was held during halftime after the Madden NFL score was added.[6] The NFC won the race.

Conference Score
AFC 47
NFC 42

Best Catch

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In Best Catch, Puka Nacua (NFC) and David Njoku (AFC), were shown in pre-recorded segments on Thursday doing special catches around various Orlando landmarks with Puka successfully catching a football thrown from a pier in a pond at Nona Adventure park while being towed behind a boat in waterskis in his second attempt and Njoku failing to catch a football thrown from a boat while performing a backflip dive off a rope swing into a pool at Evermore Orlando Resort across three attempts. A fan vote was run to determine who had the best catches, with the results announced on Sunday and the points added during halftime between the two Gridiron Gauntlet games.[6][10] Puka Nacua was voted as the winner.

Conference Score
AFC 47
NFC 45

Gridiron Gauntlet (race 2)

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Six players from each conference competed in a relay race through an obstacle course (two races were played). The second race was held during halftime after the Best Catch game.[6] The NFC won the race

Conference Score
AFC 47
NFC 48

Flag Football Third Quarter

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The third quarter of the game was played. The NFC outscored the AFC 7–6.

Conference Score
AFC 53
NFC 55

Tug-of-war

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Tug-of-war made its debut this season, played by five players from each conference (this game was played as a best of three series with the team winning the series earning three points).[6] The NFC won in a 2–0 sweep, earning three points.

Conference Score
AFC 53
NFC 58

Flag Football Fourth Quarter

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The fourth quarter of the game was played. Both teams scored 6 points each.

Conference Score
AFC 59
NFC 64

Overall score

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One game of flag football with four 12-minute quarters was played, with Sunday’s skill events held between quarters.[6]

Conference Opening Score 1st Quarter Events 2nd Quarter Events 3rd Quarter Events 4th Quarter Final
AFC 9 12 0 26 0 6 0 6 59
NFC 12 7 3 14 12 7 3 6 64

Broadcasting

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ESPN and ABC had the rights to the Pro Bowl Games. ESPN and ESPN+ aired the Thursday events live while ABC aired the recording of the block on the Saturday after the event, while ESPN, ABC, Disney XD and ESPN+ aired the Sunday events live.[2]

References

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  8. ^ Washington, Brad (December 23, 2023). "NFL announces skills competitions for 2024 Pro Bowl Games". Broncos Wire. USA Today. Archived from the original on December 26, 2023. Retrieved December 26, 2023.
  9. ^ "2024 Pro Bowl Games Skills Competitions Announced | NFL Football Operations". operations.nfl.com. December 20, 2023. Archived from the original on February 1, 2024. Retrieved January 22, 2024.
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