What to know about the NFL’s Pro Bowl Games, from dodgeball to kick-tac-toe

Dallas cornerback Trevon Diggs shows off during a skills competition at last year’s Pro Bowl. Moving forward, the NFL has ended the stand-alone Pro Bowl game, and the event will entirely consist of skills competitions and flag football games. (Gregory Payan/AP)

After years of growing indifference from players and fans, the NFL has a new format for the Pro Bowl. Gone is the stand-alone game during which players risked injury for increasingly low stakes. In its place, the league has created what it is calling the Pro Bowl Games, a two-day series of skills challenges capped off by flag football contests.

Here’s a look at what to expect.

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