Eli Manning will be in the same Pro Bowl as his brother Peyton. History is made! (But how does Matt Ryan feel about Eli's inclusion?) The Giants will send six to Hawaii, including both punter Jeff Feagles and placekicker John Carney. Combined age? 86. Their vaunted defense will have only one representative in Justin Tuck. That seems funny. The Giants' stellar offensive line did get some love. Guard Chris Snee will start, and center Shaun O'Hara will be a reserve.
Everyone loves Brett Favre, one of seven Jets to make it. But is he really more deserving than Philip Rivers, who leads the NFL in quarterback rating? Chad Pennington probably has a better case than Favre, who too often this year has done little more than throw really fast screen passes and make some dumb decisions. Some more deserving Jets that made the team: Thomas Jones, Alan Faneca, Leon Washington — maybe he should touch the ball more? — Nick Mangold, Kris Jenkins and Darrelle Revis. Luckily, no one cares about this game, and everyone will forget about the selections by the time the games start up again this weekend.