Five Chargers Named to Pro Bowl Team

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    A San Diego Chargers Fan holds an American Flag during their NFL Game against the Dallas Cowboys.

    Electricity will be in the air this year at the Pro Bowl game.

    QB Philip Rivers, tight end Antonio Gates, guard Kris Dielman, placekicker Nate Kaeding, San Diego and special teamer Kassim Osgood were all named to the AFC team, which was announced on Tuesday in New York.

    Noticably absent from the roster this year: LaDainian Tomlinson, who is back on the field but not with as high a profile as in year's past.

    Eight Minnesota Vikings made the NFC team, including Brett Favre, while Peyton Manning was one of six Indianapolis Colts on the AFC squad. It will be Favre's 11th Pro Bowl and the 10th for Manning. No other quarterbacks have been to 10 all-star games.

    Favre will be a backup to New Orleans' Drew Brees, the NFL's top-rated passer. The other NFC quarterback will be Aaron Rodgers, who replaced Favre in Green Bay last year. Manning will be backed up at quarterback by New England's Tom Brady and San Diego's Rivers.
         
    All six of the quarterbacks made the playoffs and, of course, would prefer to be playing in the Super Bowl on Feb. 7 in Miami. The Pro Bowl has been moved to the previous Sunday at Dolphin Stadium, and no Super Bowl participants will play in the all-star game.