Here's the good, the bad and the ugly of the Pro Bowl picks.
Dallas' Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott became the first rookie QB and RB from the same team selected in the same year since the AFL merger in 1970, the NFL announced.
In related news, Dallas offensive linemen Travis Frederick, Zack Martin and Tyron Smith all were selected for the third straight year.
There were 20 first-timers but only one other rookie picked for this year's Pro Bowl: Chiefs return man Tyreek Hill.
Six teams did not have a single selection: the 49ers, Jets, Bears, Jaguars, Lions and Saints.
The Saints and Lions are somewhat surprising, considering Drew Brees leads the NFL in passing yards (4,559) and TDs (34), while Matt Stafford has led the Lions to first place in the NFC North and an NFL record eight fourth-quarter comeback wins.
The Raiders, enjoying their first winning season in 14 years, lead all teams with seven selections (QB Derek Carr, WR Amari Cooper, C Rodney Hudson, DE Khalil Mack, S Reggie Nelson, G Kelechi Osemele and T Donald Penn). The Falcons lead the NFC with six (LB Vic Beasley, K Matt Bryant, RB Devonta Freeman, WR Julio Jones, C Alex Mack and QB Matt Ryan).
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No average Joe
Browns tackle Joe Thomas has been selected in each of his first 10 seasons, joining four Hall of Famers who accomplished the feat: Merlin Olsen (14), Mel Renfro (10), Barry Sanders (10) and Lawrence Taylor (10).
"All right!" Browns coach Hue Jackson said in front of reporters. "Something to get excited about."
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Can't stop him
Tom Brady was voted to the Pro Bowl for the 12th time, despite his four-game Deflategate suspension. Arizona's Larry Fitzgerald was voted in for the 10th time. Jerry Rice is the only wide receiver with more selections (13) than Fitzgerald.
Atlanta Falcons kicker Matt Bryant finally made his first Pro Bowl ... at age 41. The 16-year veteran has made 29 of 31 field goals this season and 48 of 49 extra points. He's 8 of 8 from 40 to 49 yards and banged a 59-yarder earlier this month.
"Maybe the guys saw that and said `Hey, maybe I'll vote for him this time. He's been kicking so long, maybe he deserves it'," Falcons special teams coach Keith Armstrong told reporters this week.