Cardinals' haul gives NFC West boost

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

The Cardinals became the first team since the 1970 merger to field the starting quarterback and starting receivers for a Pro Bowl.

With Adrian Wilson, Patrick Willis and Walter Jones also earning starting spots, the NFC West has six starters in the 2009 all-star game. The NFC East has only one more starter despite having 10 more Pro Bowl players overall.

The chart breaks down division by number of Pro Bowl starters. The right column shows total Pro Bowl choices per division. We lightened up the text to accentuate the positive. Sort of a silver-linings file for Pro Bowl selections.