2015 Pro Bowl: Andrew Luck leads group of five Indianapolis Colts


Andrew Luck, QB, third Pro Bowl selection: Luck spent most of the season leading the NFL in passing yards. He's currently third in that category with 4,601 yards and is second in the league in touchdown passes. Not only is Luck headed to the Pro Bowl for the third consecutive season, he's also headed to the playoffs for the third straight season.

Who he beat out: New Orleans' Drew Brees leads the NFL in passing yards, but the Saints aren't making the playoffs. Seattle's Russell Wilson and San Diego's Philip Rivers also deserved consideration.

Adam Vinatieri, K, third Pro Bowl selection: Vinatieri is the only kicker yet to miss a field goal (28-of-28) this season. He has made three field goals from at least 50 yards and seven between 40-49 yards. Vinatieri will become just the third kicker with at least 20 field goal attempts to finish with a perfect season if he doesn't miss against Tennessee on Sunday.

Who he beat out: It's hard to say somebody should have made it over Vinatieri when he's the only kicker that's perfect on field goals this season. Atlanta' Matt Bryant has made a league-high seven field goals from at least 50 yards.

T.Y. Hilton, WR, first Pro Bowl selection: Hilton, Luck's playmaker at receiver, is fifth in the league in receiving yards. He also has seven touchdowns. Of the receivers with at least 1,000 yards receiving, Hilton is second in the league with 16.4 yards per catch. This is Hilton's second straight season with at least 1,000 yards receiving.

Who he beat out: Denver's Emmanuel Sanders has more receptions, touchdowns, catches of at least 20 yards and first-down receptions than Hilton.

Vontae Davis, CB, first Pro Bowl selection: Davis is having the best season of his six-year career. He hasn't allowed a touchdown reception in 786 snaps. He's also second in the league with 19 passes defended. Colts coach Chuck Pagano said Davis got the Richard Sherman treatment earlier this season when the Tennessee Titans didn't throw his way in the Week 4 meeting between the two teams.

Who he beat out: Perrish Cox from San Francisco has more interceptions than Davis, but he doesn't have the shutdown corner skills as Davis.

Pat McAfee, P, first Pro Bowl selection: McAfee is second in the league in net punt average (43.2) and fourth in gross punting average (47.2). He has landed 27 of his punts inside the 20-yard line. McAfee also handles kickoff duties for the Colts, where he's first in the league with 69 touchbacks.

Who he beat out: Like with Vinatieri, a legitimate argument can't be made that there's another punter who should have made the Pro Bowl over McAfee.