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Browns Finish Pro Bowl Healthy as Team Irvin Wins 32-28 Over Team Carter

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At the end of the day, the ultimate questions fans want to ask after the Pro Bowl is whether the representatives from their team escaped the game unscathed. In the case of the Cleveland Browns, everybody was fine, including LT Joe Thomas, who has never missed a snap in a regular season game.

Final Score

Team Irvin - 32
Team Carter - 28

Browns Performances

  • LT Joe Thomas (Team Irvin) - Facing a 2nd-and-goal at the 2 yard line with 0:23 left in the first half, QB Matthew Stafford's pass to WR Golden Tate was picked off by DE J.J. Watt. Thomas, who was on Stafford's team, made the tackle on Watt. For being on the winning team, Thomas took home $55,000.

  • Replay Review
  • CB Joe Haden (Team Irvin) - Haden finished the game with three tackles. In the third quarter, he had tight coverage on TE Greg Olsen, who was ruled to have caught a pass in the end zone out of bounds. The play went to replay review and was overturned for a 10-yard touchdown.

    The challenge gave officials a chance to test a potentially new method of reviewing plays -- instead of going under the hood, they would check out the play on a tablet. On the final attempt at a comeback for Team Carter in the fourth quarter, CB Joe Haden knocked away QB Andy Dalton's fourth down pass. For being on the winning team, Captain Haden took home $55,000.

  • SS Donte Whitner (Team Carter) - Whitner finished the game with two tackles. For being on the losing team, Whitner still took home $28,000.

Other Notes

  • The goal posts with actually narrowed to 14 feet for both extra points and field goals. K Adam Vinatieri missed two extra points and one field goal. For being one of the most accurate kickers in league history, one has to wonder if Vinatieri purposely missed some of the kicks, since he stated prior to the game that he was not a fan of changing the traditional specifications of the kicking game.

  • The Pro Bowl MVPs were QB Matthew Stafford and DE J.J. Watt. Watt had two turnovers, while Stafford threw for two touchdowns. Each MVP took home a brand new GMC vehicle.