What: 2014 NFL Pro Bowl
When: Sunday, Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m. ET
Where: Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii
Coaches: Ron Rivera | Chuck Pagano
Online streaming: NBC Sports Live Extra
The 2014 NFL Pro Bowl takes places on Sunday night, and for the first time in the game’s long history, there will not be two teams composed of players from the AFC facing NFC players.
Instead, hall of famers Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders drafted their own teams of players from both conferences this week.
The Kansas City Chiefs have the most players in the Pro Bowl of any team this year with 10, while the Cincinnati Bengals have two in wide receiver A.J. Green and linebacker Vontaze Burfict.
There are also several new rules in the game. Here are the most notable:
Game within the Game – A two-minute warning will be added to the first and third quarters and the ball will change hands after each quarter. This will increase the opportunities for quarterbacks to direct “two-minute drills,” which are especially exciting for fans.
No Kickoffs – The coin toss will determine which team is awarded possession first. The ball will be placed on the 25-yard line at the start of each quarter and after scoring plays. The kick return specialist will be replaced by an additional defensive back.
Cover Two and Press Coverage – The defense will be permitted to play “cover two” and “press” coverage. In previous years, only “man” coverage was permitted, except for goal line situations.
Stopping of the Game Clock – Beginning at the two-minute mark of every quarter, if the offense does not gain at least one yard, the clock will stop as if the play were an incomplete pass. This rule will make the team with the ball attempt to gain yardage toward the end of each quarter.
Game Timing – The game clock will start after an incomplete pass on the signal of the referee, except inside the last two minutes of the first half and the last five minutes of the second half.
Play Clock – A 35-second/25-second play clock will be adopted instead of the typical 40-second/25-second clock.
Sacks – The game clock will not stop on quarterback sacks outside of the final two minutes of the game. Currently, the game clock stops in these situations outside of two- minutes of the second and fourth quarters.