NFC, Seahawks come up short in 2012 Pro Bowl

In a game that featured 100 points and 1,162 total yards, Marshawn Lynch managed to run for 43 yards in the NFC’s 59-41 loss to the AFC in the Pro Bowl at Honolulu’s Aloha Stadium on Sunday.

It was the second Pro Bowl appearance for the Seahawks’ leading rusher, but Lynch’s first for the NFC as his previous trip was in 2008 while playing for the AFC’s Buffalo Bills. Lynch averaged 5.4 yards on his eight carries on Sunday, all in the second half.

The Seahawks also had four players making their first Pro Bowl appearances: cornerback Brandon Browner, who was credited with three tackles; strong safety Kam Chancellor, who was credited with one; and free safety Earl Thomas and fullback Michael Robinson, who started for the NFC.

Thomas was voted to the team in balloting by players and coaches in the NFC, as well as fans, while Lynch, Browner, Chancellor and Robinson were added as injury or illness replacements.

The MVP award went to Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall, who had four touchdown catches and caught six passes for 177 yards.

Thomas was involved in one of Marshall’s TD catches, as the second-year free safety appeared to be in position to intercept the pass. Instead, Thomas collided with another NFC defensive back, and Marshall was able to kick the ball with his leg and catch the carom for the score.


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