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The NFL’s All-Star Game is officially here. Today Billy Turner Jersey , the best players in the AFC and NFC (minus those on the two teams going to Super Bowl LIII) will square off in the 2019 Pro Bowl. Earlier this week, the NFC was victorious in the Pro Bowl Skills Showdown, thanks to a comeback victory and a win in the winner-take-all dodgeball game.Last year’s game was an exciting game that came down to the wire. A touchdown pass from Derek Carr to Delanie Walker put the AFC ahead 24-23 late, and Von Miller sealed the context by forcing a Jared Goff fumble on a sack. This year, however, Goff will not be in attendance, with the Los Angeles Rams headed to the Super Bowl. The Rams’ four Pro Bowlers are skipping the game, as are the two Patriots who were voted onto the roster.Here’s how and when to tune in for today’s exhibition.2019 Pro BowlDate: Sunday, January 27th, 2019Time: 3:00 PM Eastern TimeVenue: Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FloridaTV Networks: ESPN, ABC, & Disney XDOnline Streaming: WatchESPN, ESPN app Adrian Amos Jersey , ABC online, DisneyNowPackers Pro BowlersWR Davante AdamsQB Aaron Rodgers (withdrew due to injury)Full Pro Bowl RostersFootball Outsiders on ‘striking’ recent change in Aaron Rodgers’ game Though much has changed about the Green Bay Packers over the past decade, Aaron Rodgers has remained a constant throughout. Rodgers first became the team’s starting quarterback in 2008 following the much-publicized and controversial departure of franchise great Brett Favre, becoming an icon in his own right as he earned MVP awards and a Super Bowl ring.But while Rodgers ranks as one of the NFL’s best players at any position, his game has undergone significant change during his tenure as Green Bay’s signal-caller. We asked Football Outsiders, who recently released their 2018 NFL almanac, what they see as the most significant change in Rodgers since his early days as a starter.APC: Based on Football Outsiders’ research, what have been the most significant changes in Aaron Rodgers’ game between his first few seasons as a starter and more recent years?Though the numbers seem shocking at first, they mesh with how the Packers offense has performed from 2015 to present. The long completions remain a part of the passing attack, but they don’t occur with the same frequency as in the past.The changes in the receiving corps can account for at least part of that change. In 2011, the Packers had arguably more vertical threats than any other team in the league, a group headlined by Greg Jennings and Jordy Nelson. By 2015, Jennings had long departed Green Bay while Nelson suffered a season-ending ACL tear. The remaining wideouts simply couldn’t fully replicate the vertical element peak Jennings and Nelson provided.Looking at Rodgers’ current receivers, there doesn’t appear to be many established vertical threats. Davante Adams can take a top of the defense on occasion, but he does most of his damage on breaking routes at more intermediate distances. Randall Cobb has lost a step from his 2014 peak. The Packers’ rookie wideouts offer more speed DeShone Kizer Jersey , but it could take multiple seasons before J’Mon Moore, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, or Equanimeous St. Brown become reliable weapons. Those factors could make it difficult for Rodgers to regain his pre-2014 passing efficiency.Still, the Packers’ offensive scheme must shoulder some of the blame. In recent years, Rodgers has thrown more quick passes at shorter route depths. While that strategy has reduced the pressure on the offensive line, it has also cut into the team’s passing efficiency.Meanwhile, the drop-off in play action efficiency too has cut into Rodgers’ numbers. Misdirection has become the order of the day in the NFL, with the Philadelphia Eagles using play action, run-pass options, and other related tactics to become a dominant offensive force. The Packers and Rodgers need to do a far better job of deploying misdirection moving forward. If they do, the two-time MVP should see a noticeable spike in passing efficiency.As Football Outsiders points out, Joe Philbin’s return could help the Packers reclaim some of the lost vertical element. The team has spent much of the offseason promoting its “scrubbed” playbook, and perhaps that will create more deep-strike opportunities. Still, Rodgers will have to make adjustments to his game to help push the Packers’ passing attack to the next level.

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