AFC vs. NFC in 2018 NFL Pro Bowl

AFC vs. NFC in 2018 NFL Pro Bowl Live on ESPN from Orlando

  • Pro Bowl to Air on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and Simulcast on ABC
  • Matt Hasselbeck and Louis Riddick Join Sean McDonough, Lisa Salters on Pro Bowl Telecast
  • NFL Skills Showdown from ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Airs 

ESPN will present the 2018 NFL Pro Bowl on Sunday, Jan. 28, at 2:50 p.m. ET from Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla. The telecast will be available on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, the ESPN App and simulcast on ABC. The company’s multi-day Pro Bowl event coverage includes the second annual Skills Showdown, reports from team practices, and more.

Top players expected to participate in the Pro Bowl include quarterbacks Drew Brees (New Orleans Saints) and Derek Carr (Raiders), running backs Todd Gurley (Rams) and Le’Veon Bell (Steelers) and wide receivers Antonio Brown (Steelers) and Jarvis Landry (Dolphins) in the traditional AFC vs. NFC format.

ESPN Monday Night Football voice Sean McDonough will call the Pro Bowl with analyst Matt Hasselbeck, field analyst Louis Riddick and reporter Lisa Salters. This is the 14th time ESPN has televised the Pro Bowl – 1988-94, 2004-06, 2010 and 2015-17. The game also aired on ABC from 1975-87 and 1995-03.

Suzy Kolber will host a special Postseason NFL Countdown pregame show (1 p.m., ESPN and ABC) from Camping World Stadium leading into the Pro Bowl with analysts Randy Moss and Charles Woodson, and NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Reporter Michele Steele will also contribute to coverage from the stadium.

ESPN Deportes will provide exclusive Spanish-language coverage of the Pro Bowl, beginning at 1 p.m. ET with a special edition of SportsCenter, followed by the game telecast at 2:50 p.m. with play-by-play voice Eduardo Varela and analyst Pablo Viruega.

Pro Bowl Skills Showdown – Thursday, 9 p.m. ET, ESPN:

For the second year, ESPN will televise the NFL Pro Bowl Skills Showdown on Thursday, Jan. 25 (9 p.m. ET). The event will also re-air across ESPN, ABC and Disney XD. Sean McDonough, Matt Hasselbeck and Lisa Salters will call the competition at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, which features Pro Bowlers competing in multiple events:

  • Epic Pro Bowl Dodgeball: Pro Bowlers will compete in a game of dodgeball.
  • Kick-Tac-Toe: A new challenge that tests the accuracy of placekickers from both conferences with a version of the classic game, as they attempt to hit a 3×3 grid of targets inside the uprights.
  • Gridiron Gauntlet: Five players from each team will participate in a relay race designed to showcase strength, speed, and agility. The challenge will include a 40-yard dash with an inflated parachute that is attached to the first player on each team who will sprint before tagging in teammates. 
  • Precision Passing: Each conference’s quarterbacks battle in an accuracy competition as they attempt to hit targets of varying size and distance.
  • Best Hands: Four receivers – two from each conference – will catch a series of passes at a sequence of downfield targets as quickly as possible. Designated targets require a specific style of catch – diving, one-handed, over the shoulder, etc. – which must be executed before the receiver can move on to the next target.
  • Drone Drop: One player from each team will attempt to catch footballs dropped from drones from increasing heights above the field. The player who makes the highest catch wins money for the charity of his choice.

SportsCenter and NFL Live:

Beginning Wed., Jan. 24, Michele Steele will have reports and interviews with players on SportsCenter throughout the week from Pro Bowl practices at ESPN Wide World of Sports. ESPN NFL Nation team reporters Jeremy Fowler (Steelers), Jenna Laine (Buccaneers) and Mike DiRocco (Jaguars) will also cover the AFC and NFC team practices. Wendi Nix will host SportsCenter and NFL Live segments on Thursday and Friday (Jan. 25-26) from the practices with Darren Woodson and reporter Jac Collinsworth.

Other Pro Bowl Programming:

The Boys’ 13- to 14-year-old Championship Game of the NFL FLAG Championships will be part of the Postseason NFL Countdown Pro Bowl pregame show on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ABC on Sun., Jan. 28. 

ESPN Social

ESPN social will be on-site for the week of Pro Bowl events, providing behind-the-scenes content with players via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, including video of Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy and New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara visiting the Walt Disney World theme parks.

ESPN International

ESPN International and its affiliated networks will present the Pro Bowl live to more than 69 million households in 74 countries and territories throughout Spanish-speaking Latin America, Brazil, the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, Canada, the Philippines and Sub Saharan Africa. Commentary and analysis is provided in four languages — English, French, Portuguese and Spanish.

ESPN Programs at 2018 NFL Pro Bowl:

Wed,Jan 24 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. SportsCenter and NFL Live *(Pro Bowl practices – ESPN Wide World of Sports)

Michele Steele reports

Thurs,Jan 25 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. SportsCenter and NFL Live *(Pro Bowl practices – ESPN Wide World of Sports)

Wendi Nix, Darren Woodson, Jac Collinsworth and Steele

9 p.m. Pro Bowl Skills Showdown(ESPN’s Wide World of Sports)

Sean McDonough, Matt Hasselbeck and Lisa Salters

Fri,Jan 26 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. SportsCenter and NFL Live *(Pro Bowl practices – ESPN Wide World of Sports)

Nix, Woodson, Collinsworth and Steele

Sat,Jan 27 7-11 a.m. SportsCenter *(Pro Bowl practices – ESPN Wide World of Sports)


Sun,Jan 28 6:30 a.m. –12 p.m.


SportsCenter *(Pro Bowl – Camping World Stadium)


1-2:50 p.m. Postseason NFL Countdown(Camping World Stadium)

Suzy Kolber, Randy Moss, Charles Woodson, Adam Schefter and Steele

2:50 p.m. NFL Pro Bowl(Camping World Stadium)

McDonough, Hasselbeck, Riddick and Salters




NFL Pro Bowl 2018: How To Live Stream The AFC vs. NFC Live Championship Games For Free


Date : Sunday, January 28, 2018
Stadium: Camping World
Start Time: 3:00p ET ESPN

This is it, NFL fans! After months of football action four teams will meet to determine who will play in the 2018 Super Bowl. Will Tom Brady lead the Patriots to their third Super Bowl in four years? Will Blake Bortles and the Jaguars pull off yet another upset? Can Nick Foles lead the “nobody believes in us” Eagles past Case “Closed” Keenum and the Minnesota Vikings? Buckle up! We have an exciting day of football in store!

Here’s where you can find an NFL Playoffs live stream!


The Jags and Pats game is scheduled to kick off at 3:05 P.M. Eastern.


The Vikings and Eagles are scheduled for a 6:40 P.M. Eastern kickoff.

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Today’s game will air on CBS, which means it will also be available to stream on CBS All Access. You can find a Patriots live stream using the CBS All-Access app on your computer, tablet, or connected TV device. All-Access is available for as little as $5.99, but football fans looking for a free Jaguars live stream can sign up for a free trial of CBS All Access right here.

Another exciting (and new!) NFL playoff live stream option is the Yahoo Sports app (available on iOS and Google Play). Verizon recently inked a five-year streaming deal with the NFL that is set to continue this weekend. All you need to do is download the app and enable location services on your phone to live stream the NFL playoffs!

Depending on your market, there are various other ways to find a free Jaguars vs. Patriots live stream:

1. FuboTV

FuboTV is a streaming service that bundles live sport and entertainment channels, featuring live matches, club videos, series, documentaries, and news. Starting at $39.99 a month (but just $19.99 for the first two months), you can stream over 66 channels, including NBC, FOX, and FX. You can watch anywhere on any device including iOS, Android, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, and Chromecast. Additionally, you can add NFL RedZone through fuboTV with their Sports Plus package for $8.99 a month. Learn more about fuboTV here.

If you’re looking for a free NFL live stream, new subscribers can sign up for a 7-day free trial!

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2. Hulu with Live TV

Still wondering how to find a New England Patriots live stream? With Hulu with Live TV you have the ability to watch live and on demand TV from 50+ top channels including sports, news, entertainment, and more. Plus, you also receive unlimited access to the Hulu Limited Commercials plan. The service is available for Apple devices, Google Chromecast, Xbox One, Android, and other devices.

Intrigued? New subscribers can take advantage of a 7-day free trial!

3. YouTube TV

YouTube TV allows you to live stream ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and more! The service also features unlimited DVR storage space, and your subscription includes six accounts for $35 per month, with each profile getting its own recommendations and other personalized settings. Plus, you can cancel anytime. YouTube TV is available for Google Chromecast, iPhone, iPad, and Android in select markets — including Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, and San Francisco — and is a service that’s offered to half of all U.S. households.

New subscribers looking for an NFL game live stream can sample the service with a free trial.

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DIRECTV NOW is a new streaming service from AT&T you can enjoy for as little as $35 per month. Available to watch on your TV, computer, or while you’re on the go, DIRECTV NOW offers flexible packages like the “Live a Little” package — which features 60+ channels (including ESPN and ESPN 2) for $35 month — and the “Gotta Have It” package — which features 120+ channels for $70 a month. You can download the DIRECTV NOW app on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon.

Still searching for a Jaguars/Patriots live stream? DIRECTV NOW is currently offering a free seven-day trial.

5. PlayStation Vue 

Over 100 of your favorite channels — including ESPN, FOX, Comedy Central, and FX — are available with Playstation Vue. The service also allows you to stream a multitude of TV stations on your favorite device without a cable or satellite subscription. From their “Access” package that includes 45+ channels for $39.99 a month to their “Ultra” package that includes 90 channels plus HBO and Showtime for $74.99 a month, the service offers a variety of excitingopportunities for cord-cutters.

Looking for another Patriots game live stream (or Jaguars game live stream)? New subscribers can take advantage of a a 5-day free trial of Playstation Vue.

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Since today’s game is airing on FOX, you can find a Vikings live stream via the FOX Sports GO app, available on iTunes, Roku, Amazon Fire Stick, Android, and more. The FOX Sports GO app can be accessed on computers, tablets and connected TV devices.

Another exciting (and new!) Eagles vs Vikings live stream option is the Yahoo Sports app (available on iOS and Google Play). Verizon recently inked a five-year streaming deal with the NFL that is set to continue this weekend. All you need to do is download the app and enable location services on your phone to live stream the NFL playoffs!

There are variety of alternate ways to find a Philadelphia Eagles live stream. You can find a free NFL live stream if you are a Sling TV, DIRECTV NOW, YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, fuboTV or PlayStation Vue subscriber. More information on all of these incredible services and additional info about how to find an NFL football live stream for free below.


You can download the Sling app for iOS/Apple devices, Android, Roku, Microsoft, Nexus player, ZTE or XBox One.

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YouTube TV allows you to live stream ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and more! The service also features unlimited DVR storage space, and your subscription includes six accounts for $35 per month, with each profile getting its own recommendations and other personalized settings. Plus, you can cancel anytime. YouTube TV is available for Google Chromecast, iPhone, iPad, and Android in select markets — including Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, and San Francisco — and is a service that’s offered to half of all U.S. households.

NFL Pro Bowl 2018 Live

NFL Pro Bowl 2018 Live TV: What time, channel is AFC vs. NFC All-Stars? (1/28/18) Livestream, how to watch online

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger leads the AFC all-stars against the NFC all-stars in the Pro Bowl on Sunday. (Kirby Lee | USA TODAY Sports)

The AFC all-stars, led by quarterbacks Ben Roethlisberger and Derek Carr, meet the NFC all-stars, led by quarterbacks Drew Brees and Jared Goff, in the 2018 Pro Bowl at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida, on Sunday, January 28, 2018 (1/28/18).

Here’s what you need to know:

Who: AFC vs. NFC

What: 2018 Pro Bowl

Where: Camping World Stadium, Orlando

When: Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018

Time: 2:50 p.m. Eastern


Livestream: WatchESPN

Line: TBD

Baltimore Ravens linebacker C.J. Mosley has no problem discussing the gut-wrenching way his season ended.

He’s talked about it with family and friends for nearly a month and openly shared his thoughts with fellow Pro Bowl players this week.

At breakfast. In the locker room. On the practice field.

He’s also gotten plenty of sympathetic support.

After all, the New Orleans Saints, Minnesota Vikings and Jacksonville Jaguars know exactly how Mosley feels.

Players from all those teams are still trying to deal with the way they exited the postseason.

“You talk about it because that’s the life of the NFL,” Mosley said Thursday. “You fight and fight, and it always comes down to the last two minutes or the last play of the game.”

The Pro Bowl has become a gathering spot for the brokenhearted, a place to laugh, smile and joke through lingering disappointment.

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“When it’s the last game of the season, it definitely sticks with you a lot longer,” Mosley said. “It was tough, but you’ve got to live and learn from it. It just builds calluses, as Coach (John) Harbaugh says, and you try to redeem yourself next season.”

The Ravens looked as if they were headed to the playoffs in the final minute of the final game of the regular season. But Baltimore gave up a crushing, 49-yard touchdown pass with 44 seconds remaining and lost 31-27 loss to Cincinnati. The outcome put Buffalo in the playoffs for the first time since the 1999 season.

“I know they helped us out, but to have pretty much a home playoff game and lose to a team that’s not having a good year, that’s difficult,” Bills guard Richie Incognito said.

Incognito and other Pro Bowlers felt as if Baltimore’s stunning setback took a backseat to others in the playoffs.

New Orleans was poised to beat Minnesota in an NFC divisional game until Case Keenum completed a last-ditch heave to Stefon Diggs, who turned it into a 61-yard touchdown reception that gave the Vikings a 29-24 victory. Rookie safety Marcus Williams whiffed trying to tackle Diggs near the sideline.

“That’s tough to go and do that,” Incognito said. “You’re in and out of it in a game like New Orleans-Minnesota and then you lose it on the last play. That’s just demoralizing. That’s going to be in that kid’s head forever.”

It dominated conversation in Minnesota for a week — until the Vikings got thumped at Philadelphia while trying to become the first team in NFL history to make the Super Bowl in its home stadium.

“That’s why you keep doing things like this, try to enjoy the moment, live in the moment and actually try to get that game off your mind,” Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes said.

“I can’t tell you how long it’s going to take, but it’ll take very long if people keep asking me questions about the game. But eventually it’ll pass.

“We’ve got to look forward to next year and hopefully we’ll go to the Super Bowl.”

Tampa Bay defensive tackle Gerald McCoy said Minnesota’s loss was the toughest to watch in the postseason.

“You have that miracle catch and that happens in the NFC title game,” McCoy said. “That hurts. I think they just couldn’t get over the fact of how they won and it just didn’t carry over to the next game.”

Jacksonville will carry its collapse into next season, too.

The Jaguars had a 10-point lead at New England in the fourth quarter in the AFC title game. Tom Brady and the defending Super Bowl champs were so desperate to get back in the game that they turned to trick plays.

“You’ve got the champs on the ropes, everything’s flowing, you feel like you’re going to win the game, you’re out-physically them and then Tom Brady takes over,” Incognito said.

Incognito and several Jaguars defenders talked about the loss during breakfast this week, with Incognito identifying the session as “telling war stories about Tommy.”

All of them — the Jaguars, the Vikings, the Saints and the Ravens — could take solace in knowing it could be worse. The Atlanta Falcons blew a 28-3 lead to the Patriots in the Super Bowl last February.

“It’s takes a while,” Falcons safety Keanu Neal said. “You’ve got to forget, just get right. It takes a second. It’s going to hurt because the opportunity was there, but time heals everything.”


NFL Pro Bowl betting preview and odds: NFC vs. AFC is the biggest and best source for sports betting information, providing unrivaled and original content sports bettors cannot live without.


The best players not taking part in this year’s Super Bowl – or most of them, at least – will converge on Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla., this Sunday as the AFC and NFC do battle in the latest edition of the Pro Bowl. This series couldn’t get much more even, with each conference having won 22 times in the series (not including three un-conferenced bowls that took place from 2015-17). The NFC will be looking for revenge after dropping a 20-13 decision in last year’s event; it was the lowest-scoring Pro Bowl since 1999, and might suggest that the days of 90-point game totals are long gone.

It will be a small consolation, but the Pittsburgh Steelers dominate the AFC roster with eight Pro Bowl participants, including six on offense. That list includes two names you might recognize – receiving superstar Antonio Brown and elite running back Le’Veon Bell. And as always, injury replacements are the story heading into this one; among the notable substitutions, Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff will participate in place of injured Eagles QB Carson Wentz, while Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph will take the field in place of Seattle Seahawks veteran Jimmy Graham.

TV: 3 p.m. ET, ESPN/ABC

LINE HISTORY: The NFC opened as three-point favorites over their rivals from the AFC and the total hit betting boards at a surprisingly low 70.5. Check out the complete line history here.

WEATHER REPORT: It could be a wet day at Camping World Stadium, with an 60 percent chance of rain and temperatures reaching the high-70s by kickoff. Wind will blow toward the north at 13 mph.

ABOUT THE AFC: Look for this team to throw the ball a ton, with Steelers legend Ben Roethlisberger joined by Chargers gunslinger Philip Rivers and Oakland QB Derek Carr. And boy, will those three guys love who they have lining up at receiver, with Brown joined by Houston Texans superstar DeAndre Hopkins, Indianapolis Colts sparkplug T.Y. Hilton, Miami Dolphins veteran Jarvis Landry and Chargers stud Keenan Allen. The team is even deeper at running back, with Bell sharing carries with Kansas City Chiefs rookie standout Kareem Hunt and Buffalo Bills superstar LeSean McCoy.

ABOUT THE NFC: Drew Brees makes his 11th career Pro Bowl appearance – both a testament to his sustained greatness, and an indictment of the Saints not getting to the Super Bowl more often. He’ll be joined under center by Goff and Seattle Seahawks star Russell Wilson. It’s an eclectic mix at wideout for the NFC, as out-of-nowhere sensation Adam Thielen of the Minnesota Vikings is joined by second-year stud Michael Thomas of the Saints, Davante Adams of the Packers and legendary Larry Fitzgerald of the Cardinals. And at running back, it doesn’t get much better than the trio of Todd Gurley, Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram.


* The AFC and NFC had played to the over in four straight meetings and five of the last six prior to last year’s result, which went a whopping 47 points below the total of 80.

* The underdog is 3-1 ATS in the past five AFC-NFC encounters; the 2011 edition was a pick ’em.

* Pro Bowl-winning teams have scored fewer than 30 points just three times in the past 15 years.

View a full list of betting trends for this matchup here.

COVERS CONSENSUS: Early consensus returns are showing the Covers public siding with the favorite NFC at a rate of 55 percent and 77 percent of early totals wagers are on the Over. View full consensus data here.