Brady, Gilmore only Patriots selected for Pro Bowl


Quarterback Tom Brady and cornerback Stephon Gilmore are the only two Patriots selected to the AFC Pro Bowl team.

The NFL announced the AFC and NFL teams Tuesday night.  The game is Jan. 27, a week before the Super Bowl, in Orlando. 

It's the 10th consecutive Pro Bowl for Brady and 14th selection overall. Of course, he hasn't actually played in the game since 2005 (he's usually tied up by Super Bowl preparations or just coming off an AFC Championship Game appearance). 

The 14th selection for Brady, 41, ties a record held by quarterback Peyton Manning, offensive lineman Bruce Matthews, defensive tackle Merlin Olsen and tight end Tony Gonzalez. 

Brady won the NFL MVP award last season, but this season has been less than MVP-caliber. His 97.6 passer rating is tied for 12th in the NFL, his 24 touchdowns are tied for 10th, his passing 3,979 yards are fifth and 65.9 completion percentage tied for 17th.

It's Gilmore's second Pro Bowl selection. His first was in 2016 when he was with the Buffalo Bills. He has two interceptions and is among the NFL leaders in pass breakups.

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