AFC, NFC announce teams for Pro Bowl Games skill competitions

As the inaugural Pro Bowl Games approach, the all-star lineups are set.

Head coaches Peyton and Eli Manning unveiled who will be taking part in specific skills competitions for their respective AFC and NFC squads on Wednesday's Pro Bowl Games Selection Show.

The Pro Bowl Games action will kick off Thursday on ESPN at 7 p.m. ET with five skills challenges, and the games will conclude at 3 p.m. ET Sunday with more skills events and a trio of flag football games in the first rendition of a new look to the NFL's annual all-star showdown at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on ABC/ESPN.

The NFC squad will be led by top vote-getter Justin Jefferson, one of seven Minnesota Vikings Pro Bowlers, taking part in the best catch competition. Jefferson's contemporary, the Buffalo Bills' Stefon Diggs, will also vie for the best catch title.

Best catch is one of eight skills challenges on the docket for the initial Pro Bowl Games, which culminate with flag football games on Sunday featuring each skill position Pro Bowler. Each and every challenge and game will earn points for the winning conference to set up a score going into the third and final Pro Bowl flag game on Sunday to determine the conference champion.

The cumulative scoring breakdown will see the winning conference of each skill competition tally three points, with 24 total points available across the eight skills competitions.

Below is the complete breakdown of the Pro Bowl Games events and competitors:

Best Catch (first round Thursday; finale Sunday)

Best catch features two players from each conference in a competition showcasing their creativity, inventiveness and talent. Thursday's first round will see highlight reels from players shot at iconic venues around Las Vegas. A fan vote online will determine their favorite catch by a player in each conference, with the highest vote-getters moving on to compete in Sunday's finale.

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Pat Surtain II, BroncosAmon-Ra St. Brown, Lions
Stefon Diggs, BillsJustin Jefferson, Vikings

Precision Passing (Thursday)

Precision passing will see each conference's quarterbacks square off in one-minute accuracy competitions.

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Trevor Lawrence, JaguarsKirk Cousins, Vikings
Tyler Huntley, RavensGeno Smith, Seahawks
Derek Carr, RaidersJared Goff, Lions

Longest Drive (Thursday)

The longest drive competition will show off players' prowess driving a golf ball.

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Justin Tucker, RavensJonathan Allen, Commanders
Jordan Poyer, BillsTress Way, Commanders
C.J. Mosley, JetsDaron Payne, Commanders
Marlon Humphrey, RavensT.J. Hockenson, Vikings
Matt Judon, PatriotsZa'Darius Smith, Vikings

Lightning Round (Thursday)

The lightning round will feature players competing in a three-part elimination challenge. The first event is splash catch, with duos from each conference doing a water balloon toss. Thereafter will be the high-stakes portion in which players will attempt to catch punts from a JUGS machine. In the last part of the challenge -- thrill of the spill -- the remaining players from each conference will take aim at targets attached to a bucket hanging over the head of an opposing coach. The first team to dump a bucket on a coach wins.

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Quinnen Williams, JetsFrank Ragnow, Lions
Mitch Morse, BillsBudda Baker, Cardinals
Joel Bitonio, BrownsChris Lindstrom, Falcons
Pat Surtain II, BroncosBrian Burns, Panthers
Laremy Tunsil, TexansKaVontae Turpin, Cowboys
Ben Jones, TitansJeremy Reaves, Commanders
Jamal Agnew, JaguarsPenei Sewell, Lions
Justin Hardee, JetsCam Jordan, Saints
Bradley Chubb, DolphinsTerry McLaurin, Commanders
Rodger Saffold, BillsFred Warner, 49ers
Matt Milano, BillsTristan Wirfs, Buccaneers
Jeffrey Simmons, TitansDemarcus Lawrence, Cowboys
Wyatt Teller, BrownsTalanoa Hufanga, 49ers
Derrick Henry, TitansQuandre Diggs, Seahawks
Dion Dawkins, BillsDexter Lawrence, Giants
Patrick Ricard, RavensZack Martin, Cowboys
Cam Heyward, SteelersTyler Biadasz, Cowboys
Trey Hendrickson, BengalsDanielle Hunter, Vikings
Terron Armstead, DolphinsTrent Williams, 49ers
Xavien Howard, DolphinsElgton Jenkins, Packers

Dodgeball (Thursday)

The middle-school classic dodgeball will be the centerpiece of a multi-round tournament with four teams of five players. It will begin with the offensive and defensive teams playing interconference games, with the winners advancing for an NFC-AFC finale.

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Nick Chubb, BrownsDalvin Cook, Vikings
Tyreek Hill, DolphinsCeeDee Lamb, Cowboys
Ja'Marr Chase, BengalsSaquon Barkley, Giants
Josh Jacobs, RaidersGeorge Kittle, 49ers
Mark Andrews, RavensKyle Juszczyk, 49ers
Dawson Knox, BillsChristian McCaffrey, 49ers
Myles Garrett, BrownsDemario Davis, Saints
Maxx Crosby, RaidersJaire Alexander, Packers
Sauce Gardner, JetsTrevon Diggs, Cowboys
Minkah Fitzpatrick, SteelersMicah Parsons, Cowboys
Roquan Smith, RavensJalen Ramsey, Rams
Marlon Humphrey, RavensTariq Woolen, Seahawks

Kick Tac Toe (Sunday)

Each team's kicker, punter and long snapper will compete in a tic-tac-toe competition in the kick tac toe event.

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Justin Tucker, RavensJason Myers, Seahawks
AJ Cole, RaidersTress Way, Commanders
Morgan Cox, TitansAndrew DePaola, Vikings

Flag Football (Sunday)

The flag football finale on Sunday will feature three games with the AFC and NFC rosters' skill position players along with centers, who snap and kneel as is customary in seven-on-seven competition.

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QB Derek Carr, RaidersQB Kirk Cousins, Vikings
QB Trevor Lawrence, JaguarsQB Geno Smith, Seahawks
QB Tyler Huntley, RavensQB Jared Goff, Lions
RB Nick Chubb, BrownsRB Dalvin Cook, Vikings
RB Josh Jacobs, RaidersRB Saquon Barkley, Giants
RB Derrick Henry, TitansRB Christian McCaffrey, 49ers
WR Davante Adams, RaidersWR Terry McLaurin, Commanders
WR Stefon Diggs, BillsWR Justin Jefferson, Vikings
WR Tyreek Hill, DolphinsWR CeeDee Lamb, Cowboys
WR Ja'Marr Chase, BengalsWR Amon-Ra St. Brown, Lions
TE Mark Andrews, RavensTE T.J. Hockenson, Vikings
TE Dawson Knox, BillsTE George Kittle, 49ers
FB Patrick Ricard, RavensFB Kyle Juszczyk, 49ers
OLB Matt Judon, PatriotsOLB Micah Parsons, Cowboys
OLB Matt Milano, BillsOLB Danielle Hunter, Vikings
OLB Bradley Chubb, DolphinsOLB Za'Darius Smith, Vikings
ILB C.J. Mosley, JetsILB Demario Davis, Saints
ILB Roquan Smith, RavensILB Fred Warner, 49ers
CB Pat Surtain II, BroncosCB Jaire Alexander, Packers
CB Sauce Gardner, JetsCB Jalen Ramsey, Rams
CB Xavien Howard, DolphinsCB Trevon Diggs, Cowboys
CB Marlon Humphrey, RavensCB Tariq Woolen, Seahawks
FS Minkah Fitzpatrick, SteelersFS Quandre Diggs, Seahawks
SS Derwin James, ChargersSS Talanoa Hufanga, 49ers
SS Jordan Poyer, BillsSS Budda Baker, Cardinals
RET SPEC Jamal Agnew, JaguarsRET SPEC KaVontae Turpin, Cowboys
SP TEAM Justin Hardee, JetsSP TEAM Jeremy Reaves, Commanders
C Ben Jones, TitansC Frank Ragnow, Lions
C Mitch Morse, BillsC Tyler Biadasz, Cowboys

Gridiron Gauntlet (Sunday)

The gridiron gauntlet is a side-by-side relay race that will highlight players' speed and agility as they climb walls, go under tables, navigate a tire run and push a blocking sled with a coach upon it.

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Joel Bitonio, BrownsPenei Sewell, Lions
Myles Garrett, BrownsBrian Burns, Panthers
Nick Chubb, BrownsSaquon Barkley, Giants
Cam Heyward, SteelersTristan Wirfs, Buccaneers
Dion Dawkins, BillsCam Jordan, Saints

Move The Chains (Sunday)

Move the chains will have two teams from each conference compete in a best-of-three weighted 10-yard wall pull.

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Team 1Team 1
Quinnen Williams, JetsJonathan Allen, Commanders
Trey Hendrickson, BengalsFrank Ragnow, Lions
Laremy Tunsil, TexansChris Lindstrom, Falcons
Terron Armstead, DolphinsTrent Williams, 49ers
Jeffrey Simmons, TitansDemarcus Lawrence, Cowboys
Team 2Team 2
Maxx Crosby, RaidersDexter Lawrence, Giants
Rodger Saffold, BillsDaron Payne, Commanders
Ben Jones, TitansZack Martin, Cowboys
Mitch Morse, BillsElgton Jenkins, Packers
Wyatt Teller, BrownsTyler Biadasz, Cowboys

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