Five Patriots were elected to the Pro Bowl on Thursday. Richard Seymour, Ty Law, Lawyer Milloy, Adam Vinatieri and Larry Izzo were all chosen to play in the Feb. 3 game in Hawaii.
It was the first selection for Seymour and Vinatieri, second for Izzo, third for Law and fourth for Milloy.
In just his second season, Seymour tenth on the team with 47 tackles and leads the team in sacks with 5.5. He also has one interception, one fumble recovery and one pass defensed. He has blocked to field goals this season. Seymour had 44 tackles and three sacks as a rookie.
Vinatieri, last season's playoff hero, finally got his due with a Pro Bowl selection in his seventh season. He leads the Patriots with 99 points on 22-of-25 field goals, including a career-long and franchise record 57 yarder against the Bears. He is 33-for-33 on PATs this year. With one more point he will become the second player in NFL history to record 100 points in each of his first seven seasons.
Izzo, who went to his first Pro Bowl in 2000 as a Dolphin, is the Patriots leading special teams tackler with 17. The speccial teams captain is an emotional leader for the squad.
Law will head to Hawaii for the second straight season after shutting down many of the opponents' top receivers this season. Law is fifth on the team in tackles with 70, has a team-high four interceptions, 10 passes defensed, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
Milloy heads to his second straight Pro Bowl after recording 81 tackles through 14 games, good for second on the team. He also has six passes defensed and as been a huge addition to the kickoff coverage team. The defensive co-captain has been to four Pro Bowls in seven years.