My 2012 NFC Pro Bowl Team

The NFC finally chose this year to overtake the AFC as the better conference in the league.  A lot of that has been due to stellar quarterback play, running back play, and the amazing defense we’ve seen this year.  My biggest regret in putting together my NFC Pro Bowl team is that some of my biggest snubs still did not make the cut because the NFC was way too good this year and there just was not room for them.  For instance, while mainstays Matt Forte and Adrian Peterson were on pace to make the Pro Bowl, their injuries were a major factor in not making it.  Another of my biggest snubs was the Rams’ Chris Long but do you put him in over Allen? Over Babin? Over Pierre-Paul?  Exactly.  The NFC has just been to dominant this season.

*denotes someone who did not make the Pro Bowl
** denotes someone who made the Pro Bowl but is not a Pro Bowl starter that I named a Pro Bowl Starter

Quarterback –

Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay
Drew Brees, New Orleans
Matthew Stafford, Detroit*

Running Back –

LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia
Marshawn Lynch, Seattle*
Frank Gore, San Francisco

Fullback –

John Kuhn, Green Bay

Wide Receiver  –

Calvin Johnson, Detroit
Victor Cruz, New York Giants*
Jordy Nelson, Green Bay*
Steve Smith, Carolina

Tight End –

Jimmy Graham, New Orleans
Tony Gonzalez, Atlanta

Tackle –

Joe Staley, San Francisco
Bryan Bulaga, Green Bay*
Jason Peters, Philadelphia

Guard –

Davin Joseph, Tampa Bay**
Evan Mathis, Philadelphia*
Jahri Evans, Philadelphia

Center –

Scott Wells, Green Bay**
John Sullivan, Minnesota

Defensive End –

Jared Allen, Minnesota
Jason Pierre-Paul, New York Giants**
Jason Babin, Philadelphia

Interior Linemen –

Justin Smith, San Francisco
Jay Ratliff, Dallas
Kevin Williams, Minnesota*

Outside Linebacker –

DeMarcus Ware, Dallas
Aldon Smith, San Francisco*
Ryan Kerrigan, Washington*

Inside/Middle Linebacker –

London Fletcher, Washington*
Patrick Willis, San Francisco

Cornerback –

Charles Woodson, Green Bay
Charles Tillman, Chicago**
Brandon Browner, Seattle*

Free Safety –

Earl Thomas, Seattle
Dashon Goldson, San Francisco

Strong Safety –

Kam Chancellor, Seattle*

Punter –

Andy Lee, San Francisco

Kicker –

Matt Bryant, Atlanta*

Kick Returner –

Patrick Peterson, Arizona

Special Teamer –

Darren Sproles, New Orleans*

Well there’s my 2012 NFC Pro Bowl Team.  It’s disappointing that people like Peterson, Forte, Tulloch, Greenway, Bowman, Long, etc. can’t make it though they are worthy but there’s only so many positions available.

Agree? Disagree? Let me hear your thoughts!

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