Friday, December 27, 2013
Pro Bowl selections: Indianapolis Colts
By Mike Wells
INDIANAPOLIS -- Robert Mathis entered the season wanting to prove that he could be successful without playing alongside Dwight Freeney.
Mathis picked up his 100th career sack and led the league in that category most of the season. He set the Colts’ single-season and franchise record for sacks earlier this month. He’s a Defensive Player of the Year candidate.
And now he’s a Pro Bowler.
Mathis was selected to his sixth straight Pro Bowl on Friday night. He has 53 tackles and is second in the league in sacks with 17.5. Mathis was named AFC Defensive Player of the Month for October.
The Pro Bowl draft will be held on Jan. 22.
The Colts are 10-5 and won the AFC South, but Mathis is the lone Colts player to be selected to the Pro Bowl.
An argument could be made that quarterback Andrew Luck and special-teams ace Sergio Brown should have made the team.
Justin Bethel of Arizona and Matthew Slater of New England were the two special-teams players taken over Brown.
Here’s the breakdown of the quarterbacks taken over Luck:
Luck's completion percentage doesn't help his cause. He could be named to the team as an alternate.
Click here for the complete Pro Bowl roster.