How Ravens Fared In The Pro Bowl


Just like he's done so many times for the Ravens, Justin Tucker had a chance to win the Pro Bowl for his team Sunday.

But Tucker didn't have quite enough leg to pull off the game winner.

His 67-yard field-goal attempt in the final seconds came up a few yards short, sealing a 22-21 loss for him and his Ravens' teammates. Tucker, outside linebacker Terrell Suggs and right guard Marshal Yanda all suited up for Team Deion Sanders, which lost to Jerry Rice's squad.

Tucker, who made his first Pro Bowl appearance, attempted two long field goals and both came up short. He had a 66-yard attempt at the end of the first half.

Other than Tucker's long field-goal tries, it was mostly a quiet game for the Ravens.

The biggest play from a Raven came in the first half, when Suggs chased down quarterback Drew Brees to prevent a touchdown. Brees tried to scramble out of the pocket and run in for the score, but Suggs ran him down just short of the end zone. Brees then got picked off two plays later. Suggs, a six-time Pro Bowler, finished the game with four tackles.

With so much talent on the field, Suggs actually played out of position for much of the game. Team Sanders had top-flight pass rushers like Houston's J.J. Watt, Buffalo's Mario Williams, and Kansas City's Tamba Hali, so Suggs played more inside linebacker and often dropped into coverage over the middle of the field. 

The year's Pro Bowl had a different feel than previous years.

The Pro Bowl is known as a high-affair without much defense, but this year's game had a little more intensity after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell talked about the possibility of eliminating the game if players didn't show more effort. There were big hits and tighter defense, as this was a much closer and low-scoring contest.

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