2013 NFC Pro Bowl roster: NFC North sends 12 players to Pro Bowl

Bob Levey

The Lions are a part of a division that's well represented on the NFC Pro Bowl roster.

The Detroit Lions will have just one player representing the team in Hawaii: wide receiver Calvin Johnson, who was an obvious selection to headline the NFC's group of Pro Bowl receivers. Johnson will be joined by 11 of his division foes, a development that punctuates Detroit's disappointing four-win season.

The Chicago Bears sent the most players out of the four teams in the division with five. Brandon Marshall will be the NFC's No. 2 receiver behind Johnson, and he's the only Bear to make it on offense. The other four come from the other side of the ball: defensive end Julius Peppers, defensive tackle Henry Melton and cornerbacks Tim Jennings and Charles Tillman.

The Minnesota Vikings will send four players to Hawaii, with Adrian Peterson the standout in the NFC backfield. He'll line up next to fullback Jerome Felton, who is the NFC's lone fullback representative. On the defensive side of the ball, Jared Allen will back up Peppers and Jason Pierre-Paul at defensive end. Blair Walsh was selected as the conference's kicker.

The Green Bay Packers -- current division leaders -- will be represented by three players. The headliner is Aaron Rodgers, who will start the game at quarterback for the NFC. He'll be joined by center Jeff Saturday and outside linebacker Clay Matthews, both of whom are backups at their respective positions.

For a look at the full NFC Pro Bowl roster, visit SBNation.com.

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