CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 04: Caleb Hanie #12 of the Chicago Bears is hit after throwing by Derrick Johnson #56 of the Kansas City Chiefs at Soldier Field on December 4, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. The Chiefs defeated the Bears 10-3. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Pro Bowl 2012: Derrick Johnson's Season Of Validation, 'Blessing To Go To Hawaii'

The Kansas City Chiefs will be represented by linebackers Tamba Hall and Derrick Johnson in the 2012 NFL Pro Bowl.

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Pro Bowl 2012: Game Time, TV Schedule, Announcers

Tonight is the NFL's All-Star Game, also called the Pro Bowl, and it will definitely be void of many of its stars as the New England Patriots and New York Giants are instead getting ready to face off in the Super Bowl. This means that fans in Hawaii (or those watching the game wishing they were in Hawaii) won't be able to see players like Tom Brady, Eli Manning, Hakeem Nicks, Rob Gronkowski or Wes Welker. However, I'm sure those fan bases are quite glad to have their teams still alive for the Lombardi Trophy.

However, many will still be playing and showcasing their wares tonight, including Tamba Hali and Derrick Johnson of the Kansas City Chiefs. Jared Allen will also be playing. Here's the rundown on what you need to know to catch the game.

Game date/time: Sunday, January 29, 6:00 p.m. CT

Location: Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii

TV: NBC

Announcers: Dan Hicks will offer play by play while Mike Mayock and Doug Flutie will handle color commentary.

For more on the Kansas City Chiefs be sure to check out Arrowhead Pride. For more NFL news and analysis head on over to SB Nation's NFL Football hub.

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2012 AFC Pro Bowl Snubs: Brandon Flowers Has Legitimate Argument For Inclusion

The Kansas City Chiefs are already represented by two players on their defense when it comes to the newly announced AFC Pro Bowl rosters for 2012 in Tamba Hali and Derrick Johnson. Both players certainly deserve their honor given to them with the stellar seasons that they’ve enjoyed. Johnson has come out as one of the best overall linebackers in the NFL this season, and Hali remains one of the single best pass rushers in the league. However, another player also deserves consideration and his name is missing even from any “snubs” columns: Brandon Flowers.

The Chiefs cornerback is one of the best lockdown corners in the NFL and he even won AFC Defensive Player of the Week earlier this season. He continually shuts down the opposing team’s best receiver and can stay with anyone in the NFL. For the year he ended up with 56 tackles and 4 interceptions including one for a touchdown.

The AFC picks at cornerback include Darrelle Revis, Champ Bailey and Jonathan Joseph. While the first two are locks, including Revis every year, Joseph is a toss up although it’s hard to argue with the difference that the Texans defense has made this year. Still Flowers is among the NFL’s best and that’s what the Pro Bowl celebrates.

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2012 Pro Bowl Rosters: AFC Team Includes Derrick Johnson, Tamba Hali

The Kansas City Chiefs had an unfortunate season marked by team drama, the firing of head coach Todd Haley, several significant season-ending injuries and a locker room fight. However, that doesn’t mean that certain players didn’t enjoy incredibly successful years, and two of those are celebrated with the recent AFC Pro Bowl roster announcement.

Tamba Hali and Derrick Johnson will both represent the Chiefs in February’s Pro Bowl. Hali is among the NFL leader in sacks with 12, while Johnson already won one AFC Defensive Player of the Week award with his ability to make tackles from sideline to sideline and play the run as well as the pass.

Here’s the complete Pro Bowl Roster:

Offense
QB: *Tom Brady (7), Ben Roethlisberger (2), Philip Rivers (4)
RB: *Ray Rice (2), Maurice Jones-Drew (3), Arian Foster (2)
WR: *Wes Welker (4), *Mike Wallace (1), A.J. Green (1), Brandon Marshall (3)
TE: *Rob Gronkowski (1), Antonio Gates (8)
OT: *Joe Thomas (5), *Jake Long (4), D’Brickashaw Ferguson (3)
OG: *Logan Mankins (4), *Brian Waters (6), Marshal Yanda (1)
C: *Maurkice Pouncey (2), Nick Mangold (4)
FB: *Vonta Leach (2)

Defense
DE: *Dwight Freeney (7), *Andre Carter (1), Elvis Dumervil (2)
DT: *Haloti Ngata (3), *Vince Wilfork (4), Richard Seymour (7)
OLB: *Terrell Suggs (5), *Von Miller (1), Tamba Hali (1)
ILB: *Ray Lewis (12), Derrick Johnson (1)
CB: *Darrelle Revis (4), *Champ Bailey (11), Johnathan Joseph
FS: *Ed Reed (8), Eric Weddle (1)
SS: *Troy Polamalu (7)

Special Teams
P: Shane Lechler (7)
PK: Sebastian Janikowski (1)
KR: Antonio Brown (1)
Special Teamer: Matthew Slater (1)

Note: * indicates starter, number of Pro Bowl appearances appears in parenthesis

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