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We all hate it, yet we all watch it. It is, of course, the NFL Pro Bowl, the football-ish game featuring the top players in the league. This year’s Pro Bowl week featured a fun skills competition, with passing accuracy, receiving hands, strength, and dodgeball skills all on display.

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry, the winner of the Best Hands competition, is one of four players from the team selected to the Pro Bowl, joining defensive end Cameron Wake and running back Jay Ajayi at the game, while defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh had to pull out of the event after having a knee procedure completed shortly after the team’s playoff appearance. The Best Hands competition came down to Landry, as the last competitor, attempting to beat his college teammate Odell Beckham, Jr., who completed the course in 52.8 seconds. Landry would put up a 52.6 to edge out the receiver with whom he is tied for the NFL record for most receptions in a player’s first three years. Mike Evans finished third (1:10.7) and T.Y. Hilton was fourth (1:17.4).

Ajayi was a part of the AFC’s Power Relay team, which also featured Von Miller lifting a wall, Miller and Geno Atkins pulling a weighted sled, Miller, Atkins, and Joe Thomas pushing a weighted sled, and finally J-Train finishing with a dash through a foam-block wall. The AFC team put up a 32.7 second time, but the NFC won the event at 28.7 seconds.

The skills competition then moved to the drone drop, with Patrick Peterson, Beckham, Chris Harris, Jr., and Landry all attempting to catch ball dropped from a drone at increasing heights. Beckham won the event as the only player to catch a ball dropped from 125 feet.

The fourth event belonged to the quarterbacks, as the Precision Passing Challenge took place, with Phillip Rivers, Drew Brees, Andy Dalton, and Dak Prescott all taking a shot at hitting various targets around the field. Rivers was able to put up a 20 point score, out of a possible 35, ton win the compeition. Brees and Dalton tied at 16, while Prescott, who hit the 4-point target multiple times but under the event’s rules it only counted once, finished with 11 points.

Landry and Ajayi joined the AFC team in the final event, the Epic Dodgeball competition. The rules were fairly straight forward, with a hit knocking a player out of the game, while a catch would knock out the person throwing the pass. A catch did not, however, bring a player from your own team back into the contest, and eventually, despite multiple catches from Hilton as the lone member of the AFC team remaining, the NFC came away with the win. Ezekiel Elliott was happy:

As for the actual Pro Bowl football(ish) game, that will take place on Sunday. Here is everything you need to know to watch the game everyone will say they are not going to watch:

2017 NFL Pro Bowl

Format: AFC vs. NFC

When: 8pm ET, January 29, 2017

Where: Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida

TV Coverage: ESPN

Broadcasters: Sean McDonough, Jon Gruden, Lisa Salters

Online Stream: Watch ESPN / Game Pass International

AFC Roster:

  • Wide receiver: Demaryius Thomas, Broncos; Emmanuel Sanders, Broncos; Jarvis Landry*, Dolphins; T.Y. Hilton*, Colts
  • Tackle: Joe Thomas*, Browns; Andrew Whitworth, Bengals; Taylor Lewan*, Titans
  • Guard: Richie Incognito, Bills; Kelechi Osemele*, Raiders; David DeCastro*, Steelers
  • Center: Rodney Hudson*, Raiders; Jeremy Zuttah, Ravens
  • Tight end: Travis Kelce*, Chiefs; Delanie Walker, Titans
  • Quarterback: Alex Smith*, Chiefs; Andy Dalton, Bengals; Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers
  • Running back: Melvin Gordon, Chargers; DeMarco Murray*, Titans; Jay Ajayi, Dolphins
  • Fullback: Kyle Juszcyzyk*, Ravens
  • Defense end: Khalil Mack*, Raiders; Cameron Wake*, Dolphins; Jadeveon Clowney, Texans
  • Interior linemen: Geno Atkins*, Bengals; Ndamukong Suh*, Dolphins; Jurrell Casey, Titans
  • Outside linebacker: Von Miller*, Broncos; Lorenzo Alexander*, Bills; Brian Orakpo, Titans
  • Inside/middle linebacker: Zach Brown, Bills; Ryan Shazier*, Steelers
  • Cornerback: Stephon Gilmore, Buffalo; Aqib Talib*, Broncos; Casey Hayward*, Chargers; Chris Harris, Broncos
  • Free safety: Eric Weddle, Ravens; Reggie Nelson*, Raiders
  • Strong safety: Darian Stewart*, Broncos
  • Punter: Dustin Colquitt*, Chiefs
  • Kicker: Justin Tucker*, Ravens
  • Long snapper: Morgan Cox*, Ravens
  • Return specialist: Tyreek Hill*, Chiefs
  • Special teamer: D.J. Alexander*, Chiefs

*Denotes starter

NFC Roster:

  • Wide receiver: Dez Bryant, Cowboys; Odell Beckham*, Giants; Mike Evans, Buccaneers; Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals
  • Tackle: Tyron Smith*, Cowboys; Trent Williams*, Redskins; David Bakhtiari, Packers
  • Guard: Zack Martin*, Cowboys; Trai Turner*, Panthers; Josh Sitton, Bears
  • Center: Travis Frederick*, Cowboys; Jason Kelce, Eagles
  • Tight end: Greg Olsen*, Panthers; Jimmy Graham, Seahawks
  • Quarterback: Drew Brees, Saints; Kirk Cousins, Redskins; Dak Prescott*, Cowboys
  • Running back: Ezekiel Elliott*, Cowboys; Jordan Howard, Bears; Devonta Freeman, Falcons
  • Fullback: Mike Tolbert*, Panthers
  • Defensive end: Everson Griffen*, Vikings; Cliff Avril*, Seahawks; Michael Bennett, Seahawks
  • Interior linemen: Linval Joseph, Vikings; Gerald McCoy*, Buccaneers; Fletcher Cox*, Eagles
  • Outside linebacker: Anthony Barr, Vikings; K.J. Wright*, Seahawks; Thomas Davis*, Panthers
  • Inside/middle linebacker: Bobby Wagner*, Seahawks; Sean Lee, Cowboys
  • Cornerback: Janoris Jenkins*, Giants; Patrick Peterson*, Cardinals; Richard Sherman, Seahawks; Xavier Rhodes, Vikings
  • Free safety: Harrison Smith*, Vikings; Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Packers
  • Strong safety: Landon Collins*, Giants
  • Punter: Johnny Hekker*, Rams
  • Kicker: Matt Prater*, Lions
  • Long snapper: Jake McQuaide*, Rams
  • Return specialist: Cordarrelle Patterson*, Vikings
  • Special teamer: Dwayne Harris*, Giants

*Denotes starter