Pro Bowl 2018

Pro Bowl 2018 Skills Showdown live stream: How to watch NFL’s latest all-star event online

Check out all the fun Pro Bowl events that won’t be in the actual Pro Bowl.

The 2018 Pro Bowl is still a few days away, but as far as we’re concerned, the real main event is Thursday when the players take part in the Skills Showdown. The annual showcase of dodgeball, relay races, and general wackiness begins at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN (live stream at WatchESPN).

To spice things up during the week of the Pro Bowl, the NFL brought back the skills competition last year. It was a big success and exactly the breath of fresh air the Pro Bowl needed. Now it returns in 2018, with action that promises to be more intriguing than Sunday’s exhibition game.

Players like Von Miller, Keenan Allen, Michael Thomas, Patrick Peterson, Kareem Hunt, and Russell Wilson will be competing in the games.

This year’s events include the following:

Drone drop

A drone carries a football high in the air, drops it over the field, and players must try to catch it. It’s as cool as it sounds and leads to some fantastic camera angles:

Precision passing

The quarterbacks compete to see who can make the most accurate passes, hitting targets from various sizes and distances.

Best hands

Receivers have to catch footballs from different angles and points on the field, including one-handed, over-the-shoulder, and diving catches. Think of it as the football version of H-O-R-S-E.

Gridiron Gauntlet

This is a relay race with five players from each team. Some of the challenges include a 40-yard dash with a parachute attached to the players’ backs, which should make for some entertaining TV.

Kick-Tac-Toe

The obligatory kickers challenge, this game involves players not only drilling field goals but attempting to hit marked targets inside the uprights.

Epic Pro Bowl Dodgeball

IT’S DODGEBALL.

The Skills Showdown has already become must-see TV, so here’s hoping the 2018 version lives up to the hype.

Time, TV, and streaming info

  • Time: 9 p.m. ET Thursday
  • Location: Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Fla.
  • TV: ESPN
  • Streaming: WatchESPN

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

TV: ABC, ESPN

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 2018

NFL Pro Bowl 2018: Time, TV channel, how to watch live stream online

Los Angeles Rams punter Johnny Hekker was named to his fifth NFL Pro Bowl after this season.

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Oregon State and pro football fans can tune into the NFL Pro Bowl this Sunday and look for Los Angeles Rams punter Johnny Hekker, a former Beavers star, who was named to his fifth post-season all-star game.

The 2018 Pro Bowl is the peak of the week-long celebration of all things NFL. It’s packed with everything from skills challenges to the Pro Bowl players competing in dodgeball.

Mike Tomlin and the Pittsburgh Steelers staff lead the AFC team and Sean Payton and the New Orleans Saints staff will lead the NFC team.

The series between the NFC and AFC is tied 22-22 after the AFC’ won in 2017, when the format returned to conference vs. conference. Pro Bowl teams were determined by player drafts from 2014 to 2016.

Want to the watch? Check out the details:

What: AFC vs. NFC in 2018 NFL Pro Bowl.

When: Sunday, Jan. 28, at noon Pacific time.

Where: Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Fla.

TV channel: ESPN (Comcast 35/735, DirecTV 206).

Live streamWatchESPN.

When is Super Bowl 2018? Date, time, location, TV channel

Super Bowl 52 is set.

The New England Patriots are (again) back in the big game, where they’ll face the Philadelphia Eagles on Super Sunday.

When is Super Bowl LII and where is it?

Super Bowl 52 (LII) is Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 at U.S. Bank Stadium (home of the Minnesota Vikings) in Minneapolis, Minn. The Twin Cities last played host to the Big Game 26 years ago, when Washington beat Buffalo 37-24 at the Metrodome in Super Bowl XXVI.

The game kicks off at 3:30 p.m. PT and will be broadcast on NBC, with Al Michaels (play-by-play), Cris Collinsworth (analyst), Michele Tafoya and Heather Cox (sideline reporters).