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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, Broncos Amon-Ra St. Brown, Lions
Stefon Diggs, Bills Justin 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, Jaguars Kirk Cousins, Vikings
Tyler Huntley, Ravens Geno Smith, Seahawks
Derek Carr, Raiders Jared Goff, Lions

Longest Drive (Thursday)

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

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Justin Tucker, Ravens Jonathan Allen, Commanders
Jordan Poyer, Bills Tress Way, Commanders
C.J. Mosley, Jets Daron Payne, Commanders
Marlon Humphrey, Ravens T.J. Hockenson, Vikings
Matt Judon, Patriots Za'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, Jets Frank Ragnow, Lions
Mitch Morse, Bills Budda Baker, Cardinals
Joel Bitonio, Browns Chris Lindstrom, Falcons
Pat Surtain II, Broncos Brian Burns, Panthers
Laremy Tunsil, Texans KaVontae Turpin, Cowboys
Ben Jones, Titans Jeremy Reaves, Commanders
Jamal Agnew, Jaguars Penei Sewell, Lions
Justin Hardee, Jets Cam Jordan, Saints
Bradley Chubb, Dolphins Terry McLaurin, Commanders
Rodger Saffold, Bills Fred Warner, 49ers
Matt Milano, Bills Tristan Wirfs, Buccaneers
Jeffrey Simmons, Titans Demarcus Lawrence, Cowboys
Wyatt Teller, Browns Talanoa Hufanga, 49ers
Derrick Henry, Titans Quandre Diggs, Seahawks
Dion Dawkins, Bills Dexter Lawrence, Giants
Patrick Ricard, Ravens Zack Martin, Cowboys
Cam Heyward, Steelers Tyler Biadasz, Cowboys
Trey Hendrickson, Bengals Danielle Hunter, Vikings
Terron Armstead, Dolphins Trent Williams, 49ers
Xavien Howard, Dolphins Elgton 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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Offense Offense
Nick Chubb, Browns Dalvin Cook, Vikings
Tyreek Hill, Dolphins CeeDee Lamb, Cowboys
Ja'Marr Chase, Bengals Saquon Barkley, Giants
Josh Jacobs, Raiders George Kittle, 49ers
Mark Andrews, Ravens Kyle Juszczyk, 49ers
Dawson Knox, Bills Christian McCaffrey, 49ers
Defense Defense
Myles Garrett, Browns Demario Davis, Saints
Maxx Crosby, Raiders Jaire Alexander, Packers
Sauce Gardner, Jets Trevon Diggs, Cowboys
Minkah Fitzpatrick, Steelers Micah Parsons, Cowboys
Roquan Smith, Ravens Jalen Ramsey, Rams
Marlon Humphrey, Ravens Tariq 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, Ravens Jason Myers, Seahawks
AJ Cole, Raiders Tress Way, Commanders
Morgan Cox, Titans Andrew 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, Raiders QB Kirk Cousins, Vikings
QB Trevor Lawrence, Jaguars QB Geno Smith, Seahawks
QB Tyler Huntley, Ravens QB Jared Goff, Lions
RB Nick Chubb, Browns RB Dalvin Cook, Vikings
RB Josh Jacobs, Raiders RB Saquon Barkley, Giants
RB Derrick Henry, Titans RB Christian McCaffrey, 49ers
WR Davante Adams, Raiders WR Terry McLaurin, Commanders
WR Stefon Diggs, Bills WR Justin Jefferson, Vikings
WR Tyreek Hill, Dolphins WR CeeDee Lamb, Cowboys
WR Ja'Marr Chase, Bengals WR Amon-Ra St. Brown, Lions
TE Mark Andrews, Ravens TE T.J. Hockenson, Vikings
TE Dawson Knox, Bills TE George Kittle, 49ers
FB Patrick Ricard, Ravens FB Kyle Juszczyk, 49ers
OLB Matt Judon, Patriots OLB Micah Parsons, Cowboys
OLB Matt Milano, Bills OLB Danielle Hunter, Vikings
OLB Bradley Chubb, Dolphins OLB Za'Darius Smith, Vikings
ILB C.J. Mosley, Jets ILB Demario Davis, Saints
ILB Roquan Smith, Ravens ILB Fred Warner, 49ers
CB Pat Surtain II, Broncos CB Jaire Alexander, Packers
CB Sauce Gardner, Jets CB Jalen Ramsey, Rams
CB Xavien Howard, Dolphins CB Trevon Diggs, Cowboys
CB Marlon Humphrey, Ravens CB Tariq Woolen, Seahawks
FS Minkah Fitzpatrick, Steelers FS Quandre Diggs, Seahawks
SS Derwin James, Chargers SS Talanoa Hufanga, 49ers
SS Jordan Poyer, Bills SS Budda Baker, Cardinals
RET SPEC Jamal Agnew, Jaguars RET SPEC KaVontae Turpin, Cowboys
SP TEAM Justin Hardee, Jets SP TEAM Jeremy Reaves, Commanders
C Ben Jones, Titans C Frank Ragnow, Lions
C Mitch Morse, Bills C 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, Browns Penei Sewell, Lions
Myles Garrett, Browns Brian Burns, Panthers
Nick Chubb, Browns Saquon Barkley, Giants
Cam Heyward, Steelers Tristan Wirfs, Buccaneers
Dion Dawkins, Bills Cam 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 1 Team 1
Quinnen Williams, Jets Jonathan Allen, Commanders
Trey Hendrickson, Bengals Frank Ragnow, Lions
Laremy Tunsil, Texans Chris Lindstrom, Falcons
Terron Armstead, Dolphins Trent Williams, 49ers
Jeffrey Simmons, Titans Demarcus Lawrence, Cowboys
Team 2 Team 2
Maxx Crosby, Raiders Dexter Lawrence, Giants
Rodger Saffold, Bills Daron Payne, Commanders
Ben Jones, Titans Zack Martin, Cowboys
Mitch Morse, Bills Elgton Jenkins, Packers
Wyatt Teller, Browns Tyler Biadasz, Cowboys

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