While it would be hard to call it much of a contest, the 2019 Pro Bowl will mark the last time fans will get to see anyone wearing a Pittsburgh Steelers helmet play football this season. Well represented on the AFC roster with six players, only the Chicago Bears (7) will have more players taking part in the game.
With four of these selection set to feature on offense, the matchup should have something of a Pittsburgh feel to it at times with running back James Conner, wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and offensive linemen Alejandro Villanueva and Maurkice Pouncey all likely to be on the field at the same time, with Smith-Schuster the only one not named as a starter.
The defense will be represented by defensive end Cam Heyward and linebacker T.J. Watt and while neither was named as a starter, but both should get a chance to lineup alongside each other at some point in the game. With J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans unsurprisingly named as a starter, T.J. should also get a rare opportunity to take the field with his older brother.
If not for injuries that prevented them from making the trip, Pittsburgh would have seen wide receiver Antonio Brown and offensive lineman David DeCastro in this game, but both officially withdrew soon after the regular season had ended. While Smith-Schuster and T.J. Watt were added to the contest as alternates once other players had dropped out.
Game: AFC vs. NFC
Date: Sunday, January 27.
Kickoff: 3.00 p.m. ET.
Venue: Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida.
Weather: Live weather update.
TV Channel: ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ABC and Disney XD, with Joe Tessitore, Jason Witten and Booger McFarland as commentators and Lisa Salters the sideline reporter.