Pete Prisco is usually right on in his Pro Bowl picks... So count on three Packers on the Pro bowl Team. Here they are.
NFC offense Quarterback: Drew Brees, Saints. Reserves: Tony Romo, Cowboys; Marc Bulger, Rams.
Comment: The starter was an easy pick, but there isn't much after him.
Receiver: Torry Holt, Rams; Steve Smith, Panthers. Reserves: Terrell Owens, Cowboys; Donald Driver, Packers.Comment: Holt is tops among NFC receivers in catches and Smith might be if he didn't miss time with an injury. Driver edges out Anquan Boldin.
Tight end: Jeremy Shockey. Reserve: Alge Crumpler.
Comment: This was not a good season for NFC tight ends.
Running back: Frank Gore, 49ers; Tiki Barber, Giants. Reserve: Steven Jackson, Rams.
Comment: Gore averages 5.6 yards per carry and Barber continues to put up huge numbers. Jackson is running it and catching it.
Fullback: Justin Griffith, Falcons.
Comment: He has 18 catches, scored a touchdown last week and is a sledgehammer as a blocker.
Tackle: Walter Jones, Seahawks; Kareem McKenzie, Giants. Reserve: Jamaal Brown, Saints.
Comment: Jones is the best lineman in football, and McKenzie gets the nod from a weak group at right tackle.
Guard: Chris Snee, Giants; Shawn Andrews, Eagles. Reserve: Steve Hutchinson, Vikings.
Comment: Snee and Andrews should be in this game for a long time. Hutchinson didn't play as well as he has the past few years, which is why he's not the starter.
Center: Olin Kreutz, Bears. Reserve: Andre Gurode, Cowboys.
Comment: Kreutz continues to play at a high level, and Gurode was mentioned by a couple of defensive coaches.
Kicker: Robbie Gould, Bears. He has been almost perfect this season.
NFC defense End: Julius Peppers, Panthers; Will Smith, Saints. Reserve: Aaron Kampman, Packers.Comment: Peppers and Smith were easy picks. Kampman has slowed some after a fast start.
Tackle: Fred Robbins, Giants; Kevin Williams, Vikings. Reserve: Tommie Harris, Bears.
Comment: Robbins has been a force for the Giants inside, and Williams again played at a high level. Harris cooled after a fast start, and now he's hurt.
Inside linebacker: Brian Urlacher, Bears; Gerald Hayes, Cardinals. Reserve: Antonio Pierce, Giants.
Comment: Urlacher is an easy choice. Hayes needs to get more attention.
Outside linebacker: Julian Peterson, Seahawks; DeMarcus Ware, Cowboys. Reserve: Lance Briggs, Bears.
Comment: Peterson has been a nice addition to the Seattle defense, while Ware has had a good second season.
Cornerback: Terence Newman, Cowboys; Al Harris, Packers. Reserve: DeAngelo Hall, Falcons.
Comment: Newman has quietly had an outstanding season, while Harris is an outstanding man cover corner. Hall gets a slight edge over Ronde Barber.
Safety: Adrian Wilson, Cardinals; Sean Taylor, Redskins. Reserve: Brian Dawkins, Eagles.
Comment: Wilson and Taylor should go to their first Pro Bowls. Dawkins continues to play at a high level.
Kick returner: Devin Hester. Can it be anybody else?
Special teams: Aaron Francisco, Cardinals. He has really come on as a special-teams tackler.
Punter: Jason Baker, Panthers. His 39.0 net is the best in the conference and his 45.3 average is tied for second in the conference.