2016 NFL Pro Bowl: A Full Viewing Guide for This Year's Game

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2016 NFL Pro Bowl: A Full Viewing Guide for This Year's Game
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The anticipation for Super Bowl 50 is building at a frenzied pace, as the NFL's biggest game is now only one week away. Before we get to it, however, there's one more football game.

We're talking, of course, about the 2016 NFL Pro Bowl. This is the latest edition of the league's annual all-star game, which was moved a few years back to the week before the Super Bowl in order to serve as an appetizer for the Big Game. 

Having the Pro Bowl a week before the Super Bowl means that fewer elected all-stars now appear in the yearly exhibition. Players who will appear in the title game obviously aren't going to attend, and those who are dealing with injuries suffered in the postseason are likely to withdraw as well.

However, this doesn't mean the event is entirely meaningless. Players are rewarded with a weeklong trip somewhere sunny and warm—and thank goodness the game is back in Hawaii this year. The fans are rewarded with the type of football shenanigans that could only come from a true exhibition game.

No, we're not likely to see a game of crisp, fundamental football, but there are still plenty of reasons to watch the Pro Bowl. We'll get to see quarterbacks throwing to guys they'd never otherwise target, teammates trying to tackle each other and probably more than a few trick plays of the bizarre variety. 

This is the Pro Bowl, folks, and here's everything you need to know about this year's game.

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