Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson threw three touchdown passes, Marshawn Lynch ran one yard for a TD, and Leon Washington had a 93-yard kickoff return to set up a TD in the NFC’s 62-35 victory over the AFC in the Pro Bowl Sunday in Honolulu.
Also playing from Seattle in the annual AFC/NFC All-Star game were T Russell Okung, C Max Unger and FS Earl Thomas.
Wilson, the phenomenal rookie who led the Seahawks to an 11-5 regular-season record and a wild card victory over the Washington Redskins, directed the NFC to three touchdowns in the third quarter: A 28-yard pass to Doug Martin, a nine-yarder to Larry Fitzgerald and a five-yarder to Vincent Jackson. In the same period, Wilson also engineered a 41-yard, seven-play scoring drive.
“I think everybody really played hard,” said Wilson. “It was a great culmination for my rookie year. And all I can say now is ‘Go Hawks!’”
Lynch scored in the second quarter, giving the NFC a 24-14 lead. Washington’s kickoff return set up Wilson’s nine-yard TD to Fitzgerald.
Wilson completed eight of 10 passes for 98 yards. He finished with a passer rating of 147.1, best among all Pro Bowl quarterbacks. Lynch carried four times for 21 yards. Thomas had two tackles.