A year in which the New England Patriots claimed the top seed for the AFC playoffs, they have also placed five players in the Pro Bowl.Playing in the annual NFL all-star game will be Tom Brady, Darelle Revis, Rob Gronkowski, Stephan Gostowski and Matthew Slater. Each of the five players will be making repeat appearances while Revis makes his first as a member of the Patriots.

Only the Denver Broncos with 9 and the Dallas Cowboys with 6 have more players than the Patriots. Former players Michael Irvin and Cris Carter will be the team captains and select their teams from those named to the roster.