When and where is the 2023 NFL Pro Bowl? What’s the new format this year?
The NFL has announced major changes to be implemented in Pro Bowl 2023, including the introduction of skills competitions and flag football games.
The NFL Pro Bowl will undergo a major revamp and have a totally new look in 2023. The league has announced new rules for the competition, which will include skills challenges and flag football games.
The event, now called Pro Bowl Games, will take place over an entire weekend, with the NFC and AFC collecting points in order to be declared the champion.
The tournament, which takes place in Las Vegas, will begin on Thursday, Feb. 2, and end on Sunday, Feb. 5. It will start with five skills contests, with each winner garnering three points for the conference to which he belongs.
Sunday will see three more skills contests being held, bringing to 24 the total number of points up for grabs in this part of the competition.
The conferences can then rack up more points during the two flag football games that will be held and broadcast on Sunday. Each game will be worth six points, bringing the total of available points to 36.
Flag football finale
After these games, the total tally of the AFC and the NFC will be the starting score for another flag football game, which will be the last of the weekend. The third match will follow the scoring system of standard flag football. The score from the final game will be tacked on to those of the previous events and whichever team has the higher tally will be declared the winner.
The NFL had announced the overhaul of the Pro Bowl a few months ago in response to waning interest and criticism that the quality of the game was low. It was common for players to back out of the competition, citing concerns of injury for doing so.
The league hopes that the new format will spark enthusiasm for both the viewers and the players.
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