2015 Pro Bowl was the
National Football League's
all-star game for the
2014 season. It began at 6 pm
local time on January 25 at
University of Phoenix Stadium in
Arizona, and it was the first Pro Bowl to be held outside Hawaii since
2010. The game was televised nationally by
The game continued the "unconferenced" format that was debuted in the
2014 Pro Bowl. The game was the third Pro Bowl that took place in the same site as that year's
Super Bowl. It was also the sixth consecutive year where the Pro Bowl took place prior to the Super Bowl.
Hall of Fame
Cris Carter and
Michael Irvin were selected as the alumni captains of the game.
Jason Garrett of the
Dallas Cowboys and
John Harbaugh of the
Baltimore Ravens were the game's coaches.
The coaches were to come from the teams with the best record in each conference to lose in the Divisional Round of the
 2014–15 NFL playoffs, which has been the convention since the
2010 Pro Bowl. However, the
Denver Broncos (the Divisional Round loser with the best record in the
AFC) and head coach
John Fox mutually agreed to part ways following their playoff loss, so Harbaugh (who coached the Ravens, the other Divisional Round loser from the AFC) was selected instead.
Two former players drafted players on to the teams. Each were assisted by two player captains and one
NFL.com fantasy football champion.
 Michael Irvin was assisted by player captains
DeMarco Murray and
Joe Haden while Captain
Cris Carter was assisted by player captains
J. J. Watt and
Antonio Brown. A
two-minute warning was added to the first and third quarters, plus overtime, and the ball switched hands after every quarter/overtime.
 Teams were given two timeouts per quarter (instead of the customary three timeouts per half) and if a team only used one timeout in the first or third quarter, they could carry their additional timeout to the next quarter.
However, timeouts could not carry over from one half to next or into first overtime.  No kickoffs. A coin toss determined which team is awarded possession first, and the ball was placed on the 25-yard line at the start of each quarter and after scoring plays.
 Goal posts were narrowed from 18 feet wide to 14 feet wide.
Extra points were attempted from the 15 yard line.
The rosters consisted of 44 players per squad.
The defense was permitted to play "cover two" and "press" coverage. In the previous years, only "man" coverage was permitted, except for goal line situations.
 Beginning at the two-minute mark of every quarter/overtime, if the offense did not gain at least one yard, the clock stopped as if the play were an incomplete pass.
 A 35-second and 25-second play clock were used instead of the usual 40-second and 25-second clock.
 The game clock did not stop on quarterback sacks outside the final two minutes of regulation.
IRV – A. Vinatieri 32 Yard Field Goal.
Team Irvin 3–0 CRT – A.Luck 17 Yard Pass to G.Olsen (C.Parkey extra point is good).
Team Carter 7–3 IRV – M.Stafford 10 Yard Pass to E.Sanders (A. Vinatieri extra point failed).
Team Irvin 9–7 CRT – A.Luck 14 Yard Pass to T.Hilton 0:34 (2-point pass conversion failed). Team Carter 13–9
IRV – M.Stafford 6 Yard Pass to J.Graham (A.Vinatieri extra point is good).
Team Irvin 16–13 IRV – A.Vinatieri 28 Yard Field Goal.
Team Irvin 19–13 CRT – D.Brees 21 Yard Pass to J.Nelson (C.Parkey extra point is good). Team Carter 20–19
CRT – G.Olsen 10 yd. pass from D.Brees (D.Brees-T.Hilton pass is good).
Team Carter 28–19 IRV – E.Sanders 1 yd. pass from M.Ryan (A.Vinatieri extra point failed). Team Carter 28–25
IRV – J.Graham 1 yd. pass from M.Ryan 3:10 (A.Vinatieri kick is good). Team Irvin 32–28
CRT – D.Brees – 13/21, 163 yards, 2 TD, INT
IRV – M.Stafford – 15/25, 316 yards, 2 TD, INT
CRT – J.Forsett – 3 rushes, 31 yards
IRV – M.Ingram – 11 rushes, 72 yards
CRT – A.Brown – 6 rec, 98 yards
IRV – G.Tate – 2 rec, 98 yards
Selected and/or chosen but did not participate
(C) signifies the player was selected as a captain
Replacement selection due to injury or vacancy a
b Injured player; selected but will not participate
Selected but did not play because his team advanced to
c Super Bowl XLIX (see
Pro Bowl "Player Selection" section)
Was invited, but declined. d
Number of selections per team
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