2018 Pro Bowl Preview

The Pro Bowl takes place this Sunday, January 28th in sunny Orlando, Florida at 3:00pm ET. This is the second season the game is played in Orlando.  Let's take a look at some of the information you need to know about the Pro Bowl for 2018:

The two coaches are head coaches that got beat in the divisional round. For the AFC, the Pittsburgh Steelers head man, Mike Tomlin will get the nod. Tomlin led the Steelers to the divisional round where they fell short to the Jaguars. New Orleans head coach, Sean Payton will call the plays for the NFC team. Payton's Saints were stunned when the Minnesota Vikings pulled off the last-second touchdown to seal the game in the divisional round.

As is the case every season, the guys that actually play in the Super Bowl will be different than the guys selected. For example, Tom Brady was selected as the AFC quarterback, but with the Super Bowl upcoming, he will not play. Ben Roethlisberger appears to be the one getting the start. He will have both his Steelers weapons in Le'Veon Bell and Antonio Brown with him. The other two AFC running backs are Kareem Hunt of Kansas City and LeSean McCoy of Buffalo.

The receiving core to go along with Brown feature Keenan Allen of the Los Angeles Chargers, Jarvis Landry and T.Y. Hilton. Travis Kelce and Rob Gronkowski were chosen as the tight ends of the AFC team, but neither will play, leaving Jack Doyle of the Colts and Delanie Walker of the Titans in action for the game. All in all, the Steelers led the AFC and all of the NFL with 9 players selected, followed by the Chargers with 5.

Out of the NFC - Carson Wentz was chosen as the starting quarterback, but like Brady, he will not play. Instead, Drew Brees of the Saints and Russell Wilson from Seattle will get the chance. They will use the receiving core of Adam Thielen, Michael Thomas, Davante Adams and Doug Baldwin. Both Julio Jones and Larry Fitzgerald were selected, but will not play in the game.

Todd Gurley leads the running back crew, and could possibly win the MVP vote this season. He will be joined in the backfield by Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara of the Saints. If the NFC offense looks a little Saints-ish, it will; with Brees, Thomas, Kamara and Ingram all in action. The NFC starting tight end was supposed to be Zach Ertz, but with his team heading to the Super Bowl, Jimmy Graham should get the nod. The Los Angeles Rams led the NFC with 7 Pro Bowl selections in Sean McVay's first season as their head coach.

There is a look at the 2018 Pro Bowl. Enjoy the game; it's the only football you are going to get until Super Bowl LII on February 4th. The Pro Bowl is an exhibition, but can still provide some great entertainment, and some interesting bets.