Pro Bowl 2020: NFC can win for the first time since 2012

Russell Wilson
Russell Wilson will be looking for a second Pro Bowl MVP award

The NFC's incredible group of receivers and running backs can be the difference in this year's Pro Bowl, says Dave Gray...

"It is the receivers that really catch the eye. Michael Thomas, Julio Jones and Devante Adams up against that phenomenal secondary is going to be the best match up of the game."

Pro Bowl 2020: AFC vs NFC
Sunday, 20:00 GMT
Live on Sky Sports Action and Main Event

The best of the NFL will come together as the AFC take on the NFC in this year's Pro Bowl. In this showpiece game the conferences will be battling it out to show just who is the best. While it is a friendly game, there is plenty on the line with the winning team's players taking home double that of the losing team.

Ravens dominate the AFC roster

The AFC are lead by soon to be MVP Lamar Jackson. He is one of an incredible 13 Ravens in this pro Bowl. The team will also be coached by the Baltimore coach John Harbaugh. Of course it can be hard for these players to find chemistry as many will never have played together, but that familiarity could give the AFC the upper hand. They have won every year since they moved back to the AFC vs NFC format and they are slight favourites to make it four in a row.

The Ravens players dominate the roster, but there are plenty of stars from other teams out there. When it comes to the defensive side of the ball they will be lining up arguably the best two corners in the league in the Patriots' Stephon Gilmore and the Bills' Tre'Davious White. They have both been incredible all season and will make it tough for the NFC's excellent line up of quarterbacks.

NFC have the upper hand

The Saints and Vikings make up much of the NFC's roster, with 19 players coming from those two teams. Drew Brees and Kirk Cousins make up two of the three quarterbacks selected, but it is the receivers that really catch the eye. Michael Thomas, Julio Jones and Devante Adams up against that phenomenal secondary is going to be the best match up of the game. The running backs aren't bad either. Dalvin Cook, Ezekiel Elliott and Alvin Kamara would scare any defence. The NFC have a clear advantage at the skill positions and it could be the difference.

Russell Wilson, the starting quarterback, will be looking to win a second Pro Bowl MVP after collecting the award in 2015. The only other player in this game to have won it before is Von Miller.

Aaron Donald has withdrawn from the game, but the defence still has some great playmakers. Chandler Jones, Shaq Barrett and of course Khalil Mack are sack machines and will be looking to get after Jackson and the rest of the AFC quarterbacks.

Back lots of points

Only one of the past three Pro Bowl's has reached even 40 points, let alone the total for this one that is currently set at 51.5. But with the incredible offensive talent on show, we could well see that trend broken. Expect a high scoring game on Sunday night.

The AFC are favourites but it is hard to look past the NFC's wide receivers and running backs. All are a threat to score every time they take the field. Back the NFC to win with lots of points throughout.

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