Manning Brothers Pair Up to Make Pro Bowl History

Quarterback siblings will join forces among this year's Pro Bowl players
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 17, 2008 2:15 AM CST
New York Giants kicker John Carney walks off the field with the football after kicking the winning field goal in overtime to beat the Cincinnati Bengals 26-23 in September.   (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
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(Newser) – The Pro Bowl picks have been announced and they include a pair of record-busting firsts, AP reports. Eli Manning of the New York Giants and Peyton Manning of the Indianapolis Colts will become the first quarterback-playing brothers to compete in the all-star game. Peyton's Giants teammate, 44-year-old kicker John Carney, will be the oldest Pro Bowl player ever.

The New York Jets have seven Pro Bowl picks, the most of any team. Behind the Jets with six picks each are the Giants, the Minnesota Vikings and the Tennessee Titans. The only rookie to make the roster this year is Chris Johnson of the Titans. Four teams, including the winless Detroit Lions, won't be sending any players to the Feb. 8 Honolulu game.