The 2014 Pro Bowl featured a first-of-its-kind format where conferences didn't make up the teams, but the usual players still dominated and stuffed the box score in this year's event.
The best from the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks weren't able to make it due to Super Bowl XLVIII, but most of the other top players from the remaining 30 teams were in action on Jan. 26. It left us with some unforgettable moments from Team Jerry Rice's 22-21 victory over Team Deion Sanders and some big statistical performances from a select few.
Pro Bowl stats are always spread out with many players receiving time, but the best were still able to stand out.
Here is a look at the top finishers at each position as we highlight the best of the best.
|Team Rice - Passing||Comp/Att||Yds||TD-INT||Team Sanders - Passing||Comp/Att||Yds||TD-INT|
|Alex Smith||9/22||116||1-1||Cam Newton||8/17||95||0-1|
|Philip Rivers||8/13||94||1-2||Nick Foles||7/10||89||1-0|
|Drew Brees||9/19||81||1-1||Andrew Luck||5/7||80||1-1|
|Matt Forte||6||31||0||Jamaal Charles||5||43||0|
|DeMarco Murray||4||25||0||Eddie Lacy||7||14||0|
|LeSean McCoy||3||14||0||Alfred Morris||2||4||0|
|Josh Gordon||6||66||1||Alfred Morris||4||69||0|
|Jimmy Graham||5||51||1||Desean Jackson||3||40||1|
|Tony Gonzalez||3||50||0||Antonio Brown||1||39||0|
Note: Pro Bowl stats courtesy of NFL.com
Nick Foles, QB, Team Sanders
Each of the six quarterbacks in action in the Pro Bowl surpassed 80 yards passing, but Nick Foles took home the offensive MVP award thanks to his performance in a losing effort.
Foles went 7-of-10 for 89 yards and a touchdown while playing the entire fourth quarter for Team Sanders, leading them on a go-ahead touchdown drive before Team Rice won it in the final minutes.
B/R's own Bryn Swartz recapped how epic Foles' season has been paired up with his Pro Bowl performance:
Just confirmed: Nick Foles is the first player in NFL history with 27 TDs, 2 INT, a 119.2 passer rating and a Pro Bowl MVP in same year.— Bryn Swartz (@eaglescentral) January 27, 2014
Nick Foles had himself a breakout season in 2013, and his Pro Bowl performance was just an indication of that.
Josh Gordon, WR, Team Rice
Josh Gordon was the go-to receiver for Team Rice no matter who the quarterback was, and it turned into a big day for the Cleveland Browns wideout.
Gordon caught six passes for 66 yards and a touchdown, helping lead Team Rice to a win in what turned into an epic comeback win.
But it wasn't without excitement, as Gordon was even flipped over by his own teammate during the game per the NFL:
Alfred Morris, RB, Team Sanders
Alfred Morris wasn't one of the more featured backs in the run game during the 2014 Pro Bowl, but he found other ways to make his presence felt.
The Redskins rusher was a big target out of the backfield, catching four balls for 69 yards, including a 27-yarder. He only carried the ball twice for four yards, but Morris made up for it by being a huge help in the passing game.