Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 1/27/13
8 a.m. ET: The Super Bowl is officially one week away, and that means it’s time for the NFL’s riveting version of an All-Star game. This year’s Pro Bowl won’t feature any of the nine 49ers or six Ravens players as they prepare for the biggest game of their lives, but some of the biggest names in the game will still be taking the field in Honolulu, Hawaii. Peyton Manning and Adrian Peterson, who are the expected finalists for this season’s NFL MVP award, will be fighting it out on the field for the bragging rights in their conferences. They’ll be joined by a number of talented teammates from around the league, including Houston’s J.J. Watt, Chicago’s Brandon Marshall and Seattle’s impressive rookie quarterback, Russell Wilson. While the game doesn’t have any impact on the outcome of the Super Bowl, like Major League Baseball did with its All-Star shenanigans, there is plenty of pride to play for and excitement to keep an eye on. Last year, Marshall won the Pro Bowl MVP with an amazing four-touchdown performance and will be looking for a similar repeat performance this time around. Some other playmakers, including AP, Manning and many more may have their own big days in store. Peterson, Manning and Champ Bailey have all implored their teammates to play hard and put on a good show, and most of the players seem to be buying in. There will be plenty of exciting runs, jaw-dropping catches and big hits, so get set for a big day of football. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m., and we’ll have all your need-to-know info and analysis right here. Have a question for Luke Hughes? Send it to him via Twitter at @LukeFHughes or send it here.
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