The San Francisco 49ers' appearance in the Super Bowl means Arizona inside linebacker Daryl Washington is headed to the Pro Bowl.
They have been dominant on the field this season, and with the Pro Bowl announcement coming, the NFC East should have a large representation heading to Hawaii, writes John Clayton.
Overlooked for the Pro Bowl mostly because they play on losing teams, these five rising stars won't be kept out of Hawaii for much longer.
Joey Galloway and Thomas Jones have never been to a Pro Bowl. That might not change this year, but they've both played like Pro Bowlers.
The Super Bowl champion Patriots will open the season Sept. 8 with a home game against the Raiders and new WR Randy Moss.
The 32 NFL team owners have voiced their approval of a deal that would keep the league's annual Pro Bowl in Hawaii through 2009, a Hawaii tourism official said.
Super Bowl XXXVI MVP Tom Brady of the New England Patriots and NFL MVP Kurt Warner of the St. Louis Rams lead their respective conferences as the NFL's best clash in the 2002 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.