The NFL Pro Bowl is back in Hawaii, which gives it a more comfortable casually attended vibe and means we got to enjoy the Goo Goo Dolls as nature intended them: supplemented by a crew of immense, shirtless Hawaiian drummers.
Chicago Bears KR Devin Hester took the opening kickoff from deep in the end zone, because hey! Pro Bowl! It didn’t amount to much, but it did set up a chance for Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick to bomb it deep to Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson, which was broken up. The star of the first drive was Eagles punter Mat McBriar, who boomed a ball near the sideline that skipped past Tennessee Titans KR Marc Mariani.
Then Hester made the tackle! Pro Bowl!
The AFC got the ball moving a little more effectively, with Denver Broncos WR Brandon Lloyd making a nice catch and Houston Texans RB Arian Foster running strong. Bill Belichick attempted to convert a fourth down, but San Diego Chargers QB couldn’t get the ball to Titans RB Chris Johnson for the conversion.