No defensive or special teams player for the Chiefs or Rams made the Pro Bowl teams, but four offensive players will represent the Show Me State.
Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles, wide receiver Dwayne Bowe, and offensive guard Brian Waters made the AFC squad. Rams running back Steven Jackson is the lone rep for St. Louis on the NFC squad.
Jackson’s third Pro Bowl invite of his seven-year NFL career comes in a season that has seen him reach numerous milestones. In Week 7, he passed Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson to become the all-time leading rusher in Rams history. In Week 14, Jackson topped the 1,000-yard mark for the sixth-consecutive season, extending his own franchise record for consecutive seasons with at least 1,000 yards rushing. His streak of six-straight 1,000-yard seasons is the longest active streak in the NFL.
Bowe is heading to Hawaii for the first time after establishing career highs in receiving yards (1,094) and TDs (15). He currently leads the Chiefs in all receiving categories and his 15 TD receptions currently lead all NFL receivers. Bowe has registered five 100-yard receiving games this season and established a Chiefs record by catching a TD pass in seven-straight games. He’s started each of Kansas City’s 15 contests.
Charles earns his first-career Pro Bowl invite after producing his second consecutive 1,000-yard season. He currently ranks second in the NFL’s rushing race, 56 yards behind Houston RB Arian Foster for the NFL’s rushing crown. Charles has also established career marks in the receiving game with 43 catches for 455 yards.
Charles leads the league with a 6.39 rushing average and holds a career 6.04 yards per carry average, which is the best mark in NFL history. He also owns 10 100 yard performances with nine coming in the last two seasons (four in 2010).
Waters received his fifth Pro Bowl invitation while serving as a key member of the NFL’s top-ranked rushing offense. Averaging 167.5 yards per game, the Chiefs have produced six 200-yard team rushing performances. He’s started all 15 games this season at left guard and briefly played left tackle as an injury replacement earlier this season as well.
Waters previously earned Pro Bowl selections from 2004-06 and again in 2008. He’s played in 162 games (148 starts) since joining the Chiefs in 2000 as a free agent.