As Anthony reported earlier, six Giants have made the NFC pro bowl team, including 42 year old punter Jeff Feagles (last pro bowl appearance: 1995) and 44 year old kicker John Carney (last pro bowl appearance: 1994). However, after perusing the entire roster for both the NFC and AFC teams, I noticed that a number of deserving players were snubbed out of a trip to Hawaii. These players include, but are not limited to:
Philip Rivers (QB-SD)- Rivers is having the best season of any quarterback, there I said it. The former Giant's 101.4 QB rating leads the NFL, and no one else even has a rating of 99. Rivers and Drew Brees are tied for the NFL lead with 28 touchdowns, yet Rivers has thrown 5 less interceptions. He and fellow snub Tony Romo are tied for first with 8.23 yards per pass attempt. Brett Favre, who made it over Rivers, has almost as many interceptions as touchdowns and made it purely on his name recognition.
DeAngelo Williams (RB-CAR)- Leads the NFL with 5.5 yards per carry, .4 higher than Brandon Jacobs (who I believe should have made it if he stayed healthy all year). Williams also leads all RBs with 16 total touchdowns and probably leads the NFL in both broken tackles and in making Ronde Barber look foolish. Most impressively, he has not fumbled once all year.