2016 NFL Pro Bowl: Team Rice vs Team IrvinPublished January 31, 2016 by Sol FH
Just one week before Super Bowl 50 kicks off, the best in the NFL go head to head from Hawaii in the 2016 Pro Bowl live at 23:30 GMT.
The extra week after the Championship games are over is pretty much a drag for football fans, but the Pro Bowl is a good way to tide them over. With the 50th edition of the Super Bowl set to commence next Sunday between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers, the rest of the leagues all stars will be living it up in beautiful Hawaii for the 2016 Pro Bowl between team Jerry Rice and team Michael Irvin.
The rosters on both sides are so star-studded that this year's edition could be one of the most exciting to watch of all time. The fantasy draft saw Team Irvin get first selection and with it he chose probably the best Quarterback in the late weeks of the league Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks. Wilson had 24 TD's and only 1 interception over the last two months and he will lead Team Irvin using his arm to pass and legs to run, as only a QB like him can. He is a true playmaker and will undoubtedly be a driving force behind his offense tonight.
Team Rice selected Eli Manning to run the offense together with backups Derek Carr and Tyrod Taylor. Manning is an all-star whom would obviously much rather be in his older brothers' position (starting QB for Denver Broncos at Super Bowl 50), but with Wide Receivers like Jarvis Landry, Amari Cooper, T.Y. Hilton and of course Odell Beckham Jr. on his side, expect Team Rice's offense to look for long acrobatic passes throughout four quarters of action.
Punters Can Bet on the Pro Bowl?
The Pro Bowl is a fun, albeit competitive game that players do not take as seriously as one would hope. This does not stop online bookmakers like bet365 from posting attractive wagering markets for punters to attempt to capitalize on. The odds are not going to make anyone rich, with Team Rice at 1.95 and Team Irvin at 1.86, but there are other markets like Over/Under, Point Spread and 1st Half 2nd Half props that could easily lead to lucrative winnings.