The Oakland Raiders put their stamp on the 2016 NFL Pro Bowl

The Oakland Raiders put their stamp on the 2016 NFL Pro Bowl

The Oakland Raiders sent five guys (six if you count Marcel Reese) to Hawaii for the 2016 NFL Pro Bowl which took place at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Rookie wide receiver Amari Cooper, quarterback Derek Carr, safety Charles Woodson and defensive end/outside linebacker Khalil Mack were all selected by Team Jerry Rice in Wednesday's draft, whereas running back Latavius Murray was the lone raider to go to Team Michael Irvin.

All five of them contributed to the 49-27 win for Team Irvin, but here's a closer look at their individual accomplishments on Sunday.

Amari Cooper

Raiders rooke wide receiver Amari Cooper was named as an alternate in December, but ultimately made the Pro Bowl and was the first Raider to make an impact on the field at Aloha Stadium. Starting quarterback Eli Manning hit Cooper on the left sideline and tiptoed down the field for a 23-yard gain. He was close to breaking it before being tackled when he tried to cut it back inside.

Derek Carr

The second-year quarterback was selected to backup Manning, and got the most play out of any of the quarterbacks for Team Rice. Carr was inserted into the game in the last minute of the first quarter, and like we've seen so many times all year, he looked for his rookie wide receiver Amari Cooper on the first play. The ball was tipped up but pass interference was called, giving him the first down. He later escaped the pass rush and found Jarvis Landry with a 40-yard bomb to put them in scoring position. He looked for Cooper again on a fade, but it was knocked incomplete as the time ran out. 

The throw of the game likely came on a play that ended up not counting. Carr was on the move and launched a dime to a streaking T.Y. Hilton for what looked to be a 51-yard touchdown. The refs then went to review the play and ultimately ruled it incomplete. The throw got former Raiders coach Jon Gruden to say it was one of the best in Pro Bowl history.

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Carr did throw two interceptions on the day, finishing 14-for-25 for 198 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.

Charles Woodson

18-year veteran Charles Woodson was selected to his ninth Pro Bowl this year, and appeared in his last game ever as an NFL player after announcing his retirement earlier this season. 

Not much can be said about defensive players in the Pro Bowl, as is apparently by the 49-to-28 score. The main play of note coming from Charles Woodson was when ht elined up as wide receiver in the third quarter with Carr at quarterback. The ball didn't go to him, but it did happen. 

Khalil Mack

The second-year defensive end quickly made his mark on the game by pressuring Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, forcing him to throw it away.

Mack would make a bigger impact in the fourth quarter, recovering a fumble and attempting to take it down the sideline and into the end zone. This was Mack's first Pro Bowl, with many more to hopefully come. 

Latavius Murray

Raiders Latavius Murray was the final Raider selected to the Pro Bowl to go along with being the only one in Silver & Black to play for Michael Irvin. He was the third running back taken by Team Irvin, backing up Falcons running back Devonta Freeman and Rams running back Todd Gurley.

Much like defensive players, there's not a whole lot of action for running backs in the Pro Bowl. Murray had nine rushing attempts for 42 yards, while adding one reception for 16 yards. 


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