The NFL Pro Bowl played out exactly as you would have expected it to, with minimal defense and lots of offense. The game saw four players from the Miami Dolphins participating - Brent Grimes and Jarvis Landry on Team Rice while Reshad Jones and Branden Albert were playing for Team Irvin.
While Grimes, Jones and Albert did nothing special, Landry stood out amongst the rest of the competition as he finished the day with 3 receptions for 81 yards and 1 touchdown. He averaged 27 yards per reception and had 5 targets on the day. Of all wide receivers on Team Rice, he had the most receiving yards, with New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham coming behind him with 34 yards. Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce had 91 receiving yards while New York Jets running back Chris Ivory had 55 receiving yards.
It started early in the game as Oakland Raiders quarterback David Carr looked for him often. Towards the end of the first quarter, as Carr under pressure, he rolled out to his right before launching a 40-yard pass to Landry. The pass would've been a touchdown but Carr underthrew the ball, which was understandable considering he had defenders breathing down his throat while he was on the run.
In the middle of the second quarter, he attempted another deep pass to Landry but the ball was intercepted by New York Giants cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. However, Landry didn't quit and chased him down from behind to force a fumble, which Team Rice recovered. On the next play, Carr looked to throw deep to Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton in the end zone, but it fell incomplete. A big reason for that is because Landry ran over and knocked the ball down. Otherwise, it would have been an interception.
This column was written by Matthew Cannata. Follow him on Twitter! Follow @FinsInsider