Pro Bowl will have dodgeball, water balloon challenge and flag football game; Learn all about the Star Event


With several new features, the Pro Bowl underwent a major overhaul and is being organized by the Manning brothers, Peyton and Eli

© Credits: Ethan Miller/Getty ImageAFC-NFC duel will be maintained for 2023

Full of news, the Pro Bowl de 2023 will happen in this Thursday (2) and in the next domingo (5) in Las Vegas, at Allegiant Stadium, home of the Raiders. The event, known as the NFL’s All-Star Game, has undergone a major overhaul and will feature several skill challenges and a game of flag football, organized by brothers Peyton and Eli Manning. Find out what the Pro Bowl will be like!


The dispute between the teams of the American Conference (AFC) against the National Conference (NFC) did not change. This time, skill challenges will add up to points until flag football games take place. In each of the nine events, the winning conference receives three points. In the first two flag matches, whoever wins, accumulates six points – there will be 12 points up for grabs. From there, the AFC and NFC scores will be added together to be included in the scoreboard for the third flag game, which will define the Pro Bowl champion.

skill challenges

Burning, competition with balloons and buckets of water and golf swings are some of the skills tournaments scheduled for the Pro Bowl this Thursday (2) between the AFC against the NFC. Check out the events:

  • Epic Pro Bowl Dodgeball: Four-team, five-player dodgeball competition from two conferences;
  • Lightning Round: 16 players measure forces in an elimination contest composed of water balloons, water buckets and more;
  • Longest Drive: Four players will be chosen in an attempt to make the longest golf putt;
  • Precision Passing: Three players from each conference (two quarterbacks and one non-quarterback) will duke it out in a one-minute contest to hit targets with quick passes;
  • Best Catch: Two players will compete to get the most impressive and creative catch.

On Sunday (5), four other skills disputes are confirmed:

  • Best Catch (final): The most voted in the elimination phase advance to the last round;
  • Gridiron Gauntlet: Race side by side through an obstacle course that will have walls, tables, walls, tires, etc;
  • Move the Chains: Four teams (two from each conference) will go head-to-head to drag a weighted wall 10 yards using first-down chains;
  • Kick Tac Toe: Tic-tac-toe tournament between kickers, punters and long snappers from each team.

flag football game

Idealized by the Manning brothers, Peyton will face Eli as coaches of the flag football teams on Sunday (5). Eli runs the NFC, while Peyton is at the head of the AFC. The game will have three matches composed of seven players on each side (7×7). The list of stars suffered casualties, like the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles athletes, who will be in the Super Bowl next week. Trevor Lawrence and Jared Goff will replace Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts, respectively. Besides them, Joe Burrow and Josh Allen gave way to Derek Carr and Tyler Huntley among AFC quarterbacks.

Pro Bowl 2023: where to watch

The Pro Bowl will be shown in Brazil on ESPN 2 and on the Star+ streaming platform. The skills challenges will take place this Thursday (2), starting at 9 pm, Brasilia time. On Sunday (5), we will have the end of the challenges, in addition to the flag football game, with the transmission starting at 5 pm.



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