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2011 NFL Pro Bowl Rosters: 11 NFC South Players Make The Team

The NFC South-leading Atlanta Falcons are on their way to wrapping up home field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs and were well-represented in the Pro Bowl voting with a league-high seven players earning spots on the 2011 Pro Bowl team. The rest of the NFC South did not enjoy as much success. After the Falcons' seven players, next up was the the New Orleans Saints with three players led by Drew Brees and both starting guards, Jahri Evans and Carl Nicks. Then the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with, wait a minute, scratch that. The Bucs failed to send any player to the Pro Bowl this season. It's somewhat a surprise that a 9-6 team doesn't have a Pro Bowl player but this isn't baseball, thankfully, so every team does not have to be represented. The Carolina Panthers have something to proud of during their 2-13 campaign with tackle Jordan Gross earning a berth.

All in all, the NFC South sent 11 players to the Pro Bowl, down from 12 players in 2010. The NFC East led all divisions with 15, the NFC North and AFC South sent 12 and the AFC East had 11 make the squad. The AFC West only sent 10, the AFC North sent 9 and the NFC West had only four.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.