BY SPNW Staff 08:01PM 01/27/2013

Russell Wilson Throws 3 TDs In NFC Pro Bowl Win

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.




  • Buggy White

    Go Hawls1? Nice proof reading! Richard Sherman? Nice fact-checking!

    • sportspressnw

      Sorry about that, we’ve made corrections to the story.

  • Mike B

    Hooray for Russell Wilson, this man is clearly something special.

  • jafabian

    The Seahawk players represented well. They all played HARD. Didn’t treat this like a Thanksgiving Turkey Bowl game. Of course, they’re all young. Get a few more Pro Bowls under their belts and that might change.

  • Matt712

    If the game were closer at half time, I think RW would’ve gotten the MVP. But, Congrats to Kyle Rudolph.

    On the Prow Bowl in general: Even though the game itself is still pretty much a joke, the event as a whole – as with other All-Star events – is a great exhibition of sportsmanship and comradery among the players. I loved that moment where Jeff Saturday got to switch sides to snap the ball to Peyton Manning. I just think the Pro Bowl ought to be played after the Superbowl.