With league commissioner Roger Goodell considering the end of the Pro Bowl because it has turned into a flag football game, Kareem Copeland writing for NFL.com thinks the effort was better in this year’s game, a 62-35 win for the NFC.
Copeland: There were a few questionable moments. Broncos defensive end Elvis Dumervil pulled up when he had a blindside shot to sack Saints quarterback Drew Breesat one point. But there were also hustle moments. Saints punter Thomas Morstead chased down Chiefs safety Eric Berry from behind and was carried into the end zone during an interception return after a botched field goal attempt. There were even a few solid hits.
“Goodell got what he wanted. Defenders actually tackled. No one was injured. There was a reverse on a kick return and a trick onside kick. (Houston defensive end J.J.) Watt even got bloody early in the game.”
Marshawn Lynch: 4 carries for 21 yards, 1 TD
Earl Thomas: 1 tackle, 1 interception
Leon Washington: 92-yard kick return
Russell Wilson: 8 of 10 for 98 yards, 3 TDs; 4 carries for 10 yards rushing
And the most important stat: No injuries of note.