Pro Bowl Preview: 4 Raiders join NFL’s best this weekend in Las Vegas

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The 2022 Pro Bowl rosters are set, and the players have arrived in Las Vegas. Among those players are four Las Vegas Raiders superstars. The Silver and Black are represented at home by punter A.J. Cole, LB Denzel Perryman, DE Maxx Crosby, and WR Hunter Renfrow.

As the Pro Bowl commences and we approach the long-awaited AFC vs. NFC matchup on Sunday, here is everything you need to know.

Pro Bowl Week Events

The NFL has put on the Pro Bowl for decades, but each year it grows and changes. This year is no different. The 2022 Pro Bowl week featured five skills showdowns, including Precision Passing, Thread the Needle, Best Catch, Fastest Man, and Epic Pro Bowl Dodgeball.

These events were televised on Thursday night, handing the titles of four of five skills showdowns to the NFC. The final few days leading up to the Pro Bowl game will feature a community day, where players will volunteer in Las Vegas and surrounding areas.


We know how competitive NFL players are, and the league made sure to keep the stakes high for an exhibition of the league’s most impressive athletes. The NFL Foundation has vowed to implement incentives for the players. Each player that is awarded an in-game accomplishment, such as Offensive MVP or Defensive MVP, will choose a charity supported by the NFL Foundation to donate $2,500 or more, depending on which award they received.

The AFC will feature the Los Angeles Chargers’ Justin Herbert as the starting quarterback. They will also have Jonathan Taylor starting at running back, Tyreek Hill starting at wide receiver, and Mark Andrews starting at tight end. The AFC defense stars Myles Garrett, Maxx Crosby, DeForest Buckner, T.J. Watt, and many more game-changing players.

For the NFC, Kirk Cousins will start at QB. Dalvin Cook, Kyle Juszczyk, Mike Evans, George Kittle, and Kyle Pitts will also be showcasing their talent in the game on Sunday. On the defensive side of the ball, Nick Bosa, Jonathan Allen, Chandler Jones, and Shaquil Barrett are a few of the big names to watch.

The game will take place at 1:00 pm PST on Sunday, February 6, 2022. You can watch the Pro Bowl on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, or ABC. You can also catch the game on ESPN+, NFL Live on Yahoo Sports, and the NFL App.

Checking in with the Raiders

The Raiders sent four players to the Pro Bowl this season. This is the first Pro Bowl nod for all four of these players. On Thursday, some of the Raiders had the chance to express their appreciation for the Pro Bowl experience.

While Maxx Crosby was soaking up the moment, WR Hunter Renfrow was busy taking part in the Precision Passing showdown. Renfrow put the AFC tandem of himself and QB Lamar Jackson on his back with eight points to Jackson’s one point. Despite Renfrow’s multi-point showing, the two lost in tremendous fashion to the NFC duo. Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson put up 29 points, landing Renfrow and Jackson firmly in last place.

A.J. Cole and Denzel Perryman have been busy at practice, preparing to take the field on Sunday. Stay tuned on Sunday to see if Renfrow, Perryman, Cole, and Crosby can help propel the AFC to a Pro Bowl title.

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