Pro Bowl 2018: What time does it start, what TV channel is it on and who is playing?

THE Pro Bowl is the NFL’s annual all-star game, pitting the best players from the NFC against those from the AFC.

The exhibition match is a way to honour those players who have had outstanding personal seasons for their team.

Here’s everything you need to know.

What time is the Pro Bowl?

The Pro Bowl takes place one week before the Super Bowl on Sunday, January 28.

It will be played in Orlando, Florida.

Rather than having a prime US slot, the game has been pushed back to the afternoon – so will be on at 8pm UK time.

What TV channel is it on?

Sky Sports hold the rights but have not yet announced what channel, if any, they will show coverage.

NFL Gamepass holders will be able to watch from their mobile devices.

Who is playing?

Initial selections for the 44-man rosters have been made, but they are far from being finalised.

With the game a week before the Super Bowl, players from teams that make it to the NFL showpiece do NOT play.

For example Tom Brady is down as the AFC starting quarterback, but if he leads the New England Patriots past the Jacksonville Jaguars this weekend, he will be replaced (his selection will still count on his honours).

A total of 18 players from the four teams in the Championship round have been selected or the Pro Bowl, but may yet be ineligible.

The Pittsburgh Steelers had the most selections this year, with nine, while the Chicago Bears and New York Jets were the only players without an initial selection.