Three members of the Kansas City Chiefs were selected to compete in the NFL’s Pro Bowl on Jan. 30 in Honolulu.
Running back Jamaal Charles, wide receiver Dwayne Bowe and offensive guard Brian Waters were chosen as AFC reserves.
Waters has been key in Charles having a massive year. Charles, in his third year out of Texas, has compiled 1,380 rushing yards and seven total touchdowns for the AFC West champion Chiefs, who still have one regular season game remaining (Sunday vs. Oakland, noon).
Bowe, in his fourth year out of LSU, has had his best season as a pro, catching 67 passes for 1,094 yards and 15 touchdowns.
Waters, in his 11th season out of North Texas, will play in his fifth Pro Bowl. Charles and Bowe will be playing in their first.
On a national level, Michael Vick’s sensational comeback season made a big impression throughout the NFL, not just in Philadelphia.
The Eagles’ quarterback, who sat out two seasons while serving a federal sentence for dogfighting, will start for the NFC.
Vick was selected in a leaguewide vote by NFL players, coaches and fans.
Vick made three Pro Bowls with Atlanta before he was suspended by the league and served jail time for running a dogfighting ring. This season, he has gone from a seldom-used backup to the NFC’s leading passer, the catalyst for Philadelphia’s dynamic offense.
Atlanta, which leads the NFC with a 12-3 record, had the most Pro Bowlers with seven, including quarterback Matt Ryan, receiver Roddy White and defensive end John Abraham.
New England (13-2), the AFC leader, had six Pro Bowlers, led by QB Tom Brady, the league’s top passer who will make his sixth trip to the game — providing the Patriots don’t make the Super Bowl. The game will be played the Sunday before the title game at Cowboys Stadium.