The Giants also landed the oldest Pro Bowler ever, 44-year-old kicker John Carney, who was signed at the start of the season as a short-term fill-in for the injured Lawrence Tynes. He has made 27 of 29 field goals -- the two he missed were blocked -- and has kept the now-recovered Tynes inactive for all but two games.
"Where a team like the Dallas Cowboys has a great season, they send half their team. We have the best record in the league. Only a few of us get recognized and only a few of us get to go. It's just a blessing to be one of the ones to have the opportunity, but I still think there's some guys that didn't get a chance to go."
While Peyton Manning will start for the AFC, the starting quarterback for the NFC will be Kurt Warner, who led the Arizona Cardinals to the NFC West title. It will be the 37-year-old Warner's fourth Pro Bowl but his first since 2001, when he was with St. Louis and made it for the third straight season.
Carney and Feagles also set records for the longest gap ever between Pro Bowl selections: Carney made it in 1994 with San Diego and Feagles in 1995 with Arizona.
The AFC roster contains 17 first-time all-stars and the NFC roster contains 14.
"I'm appreciative of the respect by my teammates as well as my peers," Brooks said. "I feel like I really worked hard this offseason to take my game back to the upper level in which I thought I could play. I also thank my defensive teammates for keeping our defense at the top of the league all season."
Seattle's only representative is offensive tackle Walter Jones, but he will miss the game after undergoing season-ending knee surgery last week.
Among those who missed out were Miami quarterback Chad Pennington and Atlanta's John Abraham.
Four teams had no representatives: Cincinnati and Jacksonville in the AFC, St. Louis and winless Detroit in the NFC. Those teams have nine wins among them.
Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press