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2020 Pro Bowl: Russell Wilson throws touchdown in NFC’s 38-33 loss to AFC

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The 2020 Pro Bowl is over, and the offseason has officially begun for the Seattle Seahawks coaching staff, as well as Russell Wilson and Shaquill Griffin.

Wilson, who ceded his starting spot to Drew Brees, went 5/11 for 79 yards and a touchdown pass to impending free agent Amari Cooper. Unsurprisingly, even in the Pro Bowl, he was immediately pressured and sacked on his first snap by Von Miller.

It was also revealed by Green Bay Packers defensive end Za’Darius Smith that it was Wilson who got the NFC team together in pre-game to pray for Kobe Bryant and his family, after news broke that the NBA legend was killed in a helicopter crash in California. During the game it was reported that Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter Gianna also was among those who perished.

Griffin, who replaced injured New Orleans Saints CB Marshon Lattimore, was credited with three solo tackles and nearly had a pass defensed on Andre Roberts, but John Harbaugh successfully overturned an incomplete pass into a touchdown for the AFC. This was undoubtedly Shaquill’s best season to date, and while he got in as an alternate, his trajectory is that of someone who could make an All-Pro team very soon.

Late in the 4th quarter, Pete Carroll got to experiment with the 4th and 15 onside kick alternative. Kirk Cousins dropped back from his own 25, threw a deep ball into double coverage and got picked off by Earl Thomas III. The AFC ran the clock out to preserve the 38-33 win.

Bobby Wagner did not play because of a knee injury, but it’s the Pro Bowl so no one is losing any sleep over this.

Lastly, Brian Schottenheimer dialed up 45 passes to 4 runs, in case you’re wondering.