The NFL is making the Pro Bowl 2021 a virtual event because of the corona pandemic. The league is usually big. The focus is on a Madden break with NFL pros and other celebs.
Munich - Every NFL 21 Coins fan knows: The Pro Bowl is coming up before the Super Bowl. The gala of the chilled. In which the stars of the season who have already failed with their teams can play freely from almost all tactical constraints. The Allstar Game rarely becomes a season highlight, but always a spectacle with the best of the best.
It will be different in 2021. Like so much in the first NFL season under the impression of the corona pandemic. So far, the league has pushed through all 268 competitive games, including the Super Bowl LV between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs (live on ProSieben and ran.de on February 7th from 10:40 p.m.).
Pro Bowl 2021 will be played via Madden 21
But the NFL doesn't want to take any chances at the Pro Bowl, where players and coaches from dozens of clubs come together. Therefore, the penultimate game of the season will be played virtually. On the computer instead of on the lawn of Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. With a gamepad instead of an egg in hand.
Each conference is represented by four players. Deshaun Watson (Houston Texans), Derrick Henry (Tennessee Titans), rapper Snoop Dogg and ex-NFL professional Keyshawn Johnson were nominated for the AFC. The NFC quartet consists of Kyler Murray (Arizona Cardinals), Jamal Adams (Seattle Seahawks), Nascar racing driver Bubba Wallace and ex-NFL star Marshawn Lynch.
Pro Bowl 2021 will be broadcast live on social media
Madden 21. Each of the conference representatives takes on a quarter that will last five minutes. The exact matchups are not yet known. The kickoff is to take place on Sunday at 11 p.m. German time. The Pro Bowl can be seen on the official NFL channels on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook, but also on the "EA Madden NFL Twitch" page. Hosts are "Fox" presenter Charissa Thompson and Hall of Famer and TV expert Michael Strahan.
The event will be broadcast as Relive on NFL Network (around the clock on ran.de). However, this offer is only for night owls or early risers, because it starts at 2 a.m. on February 1st and then again at 6:30 a.m. on the same day.
Pro Bowl 2021 with supporting program on TV
The NFL also provides the right supporting program on this historic day. A panel discussion will start at 9 p.m. German time, in which, in addition to NFL legends, current professionals such as Joey Bosa (Los Angeles Chargers) and DeAndre Hopkins (Arizona Cardinals) will take part. These can be seen on the US channels "ESPN" and "ABC".
And: NFL players will compete in Madden duels for the whole Pro Bowl week. Here, among others, A.J. Brown (Tennessee Titans) and Justin Jefferson (Minnesota Vikings), but also Cam Jordan (New Orleans Saints) and Myles Garrett (Cleveland Browns) or the aforementioned Adams and Budda Baker (Arizona Cardinals).
These virtual duels are also broadcast from 2 a.m. German time on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other channels. Hall of Famer Deion "Prime Time" Sanders and NFL network reporter Marjorie "MJ" Accosta-Ruiz will host the event.
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