The 2015 NFL Pro Bowl will get under way tonight in Arizona. There are no Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Pro Bowl this year. Gerald McCoy was the team's only Pro Bowl selection, and he isn't healthy enough to participate. Lavonte David was snubbed in what now appears to be an annual ritual.
Here's everything you need to know about the game.
Pro Bowl 2015
Date: Sunday, January 25, 2015
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Online streaming: WatchESPN
Location: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
Rosters: Team Carter | Team Irvin
Coaches: Jason Garrett | John Harbaugh
The NFL introduced a bunch of weirdo rules to liven up the Pro Bowl last year, most notably replacing the conference divisions with a draft system. Here are the other rules, via NFL.com:
Game within the Game -- A two-minute warning will be added to the first and third quarters and the ball will change hands after each quarter. This will increase the opportunities for quarterbacks to direct "two-minute drills," which are especially exciting for fans.
No Kickoffs -- The coin toss will determine which team is awarded possession first. The ball will be placed on the 25-yard line at the start of each quarter and after scoring plays.
Rosters -- The rosters will continue to consist of 43 players per squad. The kick return specialist will be replaced by an additional defensive back.
Cover Two and Press Coverage -- The defense will be permitted to play "cover two" and "press" coverage. In previous years, only "man" coverage was permitted, except for goal line situations.
Stopping of the Game Clock -- Beginning at the two-minute mark of every quarter, if the offense does not gain at least one yard, the clock will stop as if the play were an incomplete pass. This rule will make the team with the ball attempt to gain yardage toward the end of each quarter.
Game Timing -- The game clock will start after an incomplete pass on the signal of the referee, except inside the last two minutes of the first half and the last five minutes of the second half.
Play Clock -- A 35-second/25-second play clock will be adopted instead of the typical 40-second/25-second clock.
Sacks -- The game clock will not stop on quarterback sacks outside of the final two minutes of the game. Currently, the game clock stops in these situations outside of two- minutes of the second and fourth quarters.