NFL Pro Bowl Games: Sitting, waiting, wishing
We’re exactly eight days away from the Rihanna concert. But while the Philadelphia Eagles, Kansas City Chiefs and RiRi put the finishing touches on their respective Super Bowl Sunday gameplans, the rest of the league’s best are taking part in the Pro Bowl Games.
- It’s no secret that Pro-Bowls haven’t exactly been known for their riveting gameplay. So, in an admirable move of self-awareness, the NFL took fan feedback to heart and reinvented the league’s All-Star event this year.
- Tomorrow’s festivities will also feature fun events like flag football and dodgeball. The NFL’s elite will be in full playground mode.
On Thursday, the selected players completed half of the week’s eight planned events: Dodgeball, Lightning Round, Longest Drive and Precision Passing, with the AFC leading the NFC nine points to three.
- The Pro Bowl will wrap up on Sunday, with the continuation of the best catch event, as well as Gridiron Gauntlet, Kick Tac Toe, Move the Chains and the pièce de résistance, the NFL’s first-ever Flag Football game, a sport that could be added to the Olympics as early as 2028.
This all brings us to FanDuel’s Pro Bowl Games Predictor, a free-to-play contest with $10K in prize money on the line.
- To play, take your shot at predicting the results of each game in Sunday’s action as well as the Conference that will claim the overall Pro Games Bowl title. Then check back to their handy leaderboard to see how you did.
- With wagers at legal sportsbooks expected to top $1B, Super Bowl LVII (Roman numerals for 57) could set a new record for the most bets on a U.S. sports event.
As the anticipation builds, retired fan-favorite tight end Rob Gronkowski continues to prep for his Kick of Destiny, a live FanDuel Super Bowl commercial set to air during the third quarter of next Sunday’s title game.
- If Gronk can prove his kick is as good as his catch and convert on a 25-yard field goal, FanDuel users who placed a $5 bet or more on the Super Bowl ahead of the game will split $10M in bonus bets. Not too shabby.
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