The 2016 Pro Bowl had a definite Seattle flavor as several Seahawks enjoyed starring roles, most notably Russell Wilson, who was named Offensive MVP after tossing three touchdowns in Team Irvin's 49-27 win over Team Rice.
Wilson completed 8 of 12 passes for 164 yards overall and did not throw an interception or lose a fumble. Every other quarterback in Sunday's Pro Bowl turned the ball over at least once.
Wilson was spectacular, spreading the ball to receivers, tight ends and backs, alike. His three touchdown passes went to Julio Jones, Devonta Freeman and Todd Gurley. He also hit Jones on a two-point conversion following his second touchdown pass.
While Wilson certainly was the flashiest of the Seahawks, he wasn't the only one playing at an All-Pro level.
Middle linebacker Bobby Wagner led all participants with nine tackles in the game. Playing in his first Pro Bowl, Michael Bennett recorded a sack, a tipped pass which led to an interception and several hurries. Richard Sherman broke up a pass in the end zone to thwart a potential Raiders-to-Raiders connection between Derek Carr and Amari Cooper.
Meanwhile, rookie Tyler Lockett caught one pass for 10 yards and showed off his agility and speed in the return game, as well, breaking free for 24 yards on his only punt return opportunity.
Unlike years in the past when the Seahawks all would have been placed on the NFC team, this year's Pro Bowl squads were drafted by Hall of Fame wide receivers Michael Irvin and Jerry Rice. As such, the Seahawks were split up with Wilson, Bennett and Sherman helping Irvin beat out Rice's collection of Pro Bowlers, including Seattle's Wagner and Lockett.