The Pro Bowl in Hawaii is over. In the first year with no conference divisions for selecting players for the game itself and the team, Team Rice defeated Team Sanders 22-21 on Sunday in Honolulu.
After a turnover filled beginning, the game was decided by a 20-yard touchdown by DeMarco Murray, who took a dump off pass from Alex Smith. Mike Tolbert then scored the two-point try to give Jerry Rice's team the winning margin. Team Sanders attempted a 67-yard field goal for the win as time expired that fell short.
Four Arizona Cardinals played in the game. Patrick Peterson played for Team Sanders, while Larry Fitzgerald, Justin Bethel and John Abraham were on Team Rice.
Peterson had the most notable Cardinals play of the game. He picked off a pass from Philip Rivers and then paid homage to Deion Sanders by doing his signature dance. Peterson was also credited with a tackle.
Linebacker John Abraham also had a tackle.
Justin Bethel, who made the Pro Bowl for his special teams play, had two tackles on special teams.
Receiver Larry Fitzgerald was shut out. Playing in his eighth Pro Bowl game, it was the first time he did not catch a pass. He was targeted four times. He still holds the all-time mark for touchdowns in the Pro Bowl for a career.
Some teammates and a former teammate reacted to the Peterson interception.
Tyrann Mathieu (@Mathieu_Era) January 27, 2014
Ryan Lindley (@RyanLindley14) January 27, 2014
That boy Pat Pete stupid athletic. Some of the plays I saw him make in practice and in these games just stoopid— Padric Scott (@Padric_Beast) January 27, 2014
For those of you who watched, were the changes to the game worth it? Did they make the game better?