No Pro Bowlers for Bengals
The Cincinnati Bengals had no Pro Bowl selections Tuesday despite having a 10-5 record and winning the AFC North title.
The Cleveland Browns, who are 4-11, and the Oakland Raiders, at 5-10, had two Pro Bowl selections each. The Buffalo Bills, at 5-10, and the St. Louis Rams, who have a 1-14 record, each had one player selected.
The Bengals' Web site, citing research by the Elias Sports Bureau, reported it's the first time since the 1970 merger that a division-winning team had no players selected to the Pro Bowl.
Said Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco, according to the team's Web site: "Who cares? How many times have I been to the Pro Bowl? Okay, five. Been there, done that. That's old. I need to do something new. Going to the playoffs and winning the Super Bowl, that's all we care about. I don't care where it is. My Christmas present is getting the chance to go win it all."
The Bengals could have players added to the AFC team as players who were selected drop out.
There could be a greater-than-usual turnover rate on the Pro Bowl teams this season because the game is being played a week before the Super Bowl instead of one week later.
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