That, however, does not mean the game isn't worth watching.
Calvin Johnson of the Detroit Lions returns to the Pro Bowl and is coming off a historic NFL season.
Anytime a record of Jerry Rice's is broken, that warrants the utmost of recognition in pro football. Johnson is not the only player who missed on the postseason worth viewing when the Pro Bowl kicks off, though.
He's simply a stud competitor on a weak team, as well as these other Pro Bowlers who deserve acknowledgement for their 2012 efforts.
Note: Only players whose teams are eliminated from the postseason before Week 17 are listed.