Those who watched Sunday night's Pro Bowl saw what the Baltimore Ravens had witnessed all season out of their star players.
In the end, Team Irvin defeated Team Carter, 32-28, which meant Dumervil and Yanda collected the winning share of $55,000 apiece and some measure of bragging rights over their teammates. Forsett and Mosley each received $28,000 for the losing side, which was coached by John Harbaugh and the Ravens' staff.
Here are the highlights for the Ravens:
Dumervil collected the only two sacks of the game. He sacked Andrew Luck in the first quarter, and he sacked Andy Dalton near the end of the third quarter to force a punt. It was reminiscent of the 2014 season when Dumervil set the Ravens' single-season record with 17 sacks.
Mosley finished second on Team Carter with six tackles, including five solo. His biggest tackle came in the third quarter when he stopped Mark Ingram short of the goal line on a long run. “I definitely want to come back," said Mosley, who became the first Ravens' rookie to reach the Pro Bowl. "There is only one stage bigger than this, and hopefully I am not here because of that stage, but if not I definitely want to come back here.”
Forsett produced 84 total yards (31 rushing and 53 receiving) on eight touches. On a drive that ended the first half, he broke a 31-yard run and a 25-yard reception. “It’s a dream come true," said Forsett, who was making his first Pro Bowl appearance of his seven-year career. "It’s something I’ve wanted to accomplish throughout my whole career, and I’m blessed to be out here with these guys.”
Harbaugh made an impact on the game as well. His successful challenge in the third quarter turned an incompletion in the end zone into a 10-yard touchdown from Drew Brees to Greg Olsen. During the regular season, only one of Harbaugh's eight challenges were successful (12.5 percent).
The Ravens would've had a fifth Pro Bowl player, but quarterback Joe Flacco declined an invitation because his wife was due to deliver their third child (she gave birth to their third son on Tuesday). Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton went in his place and flopped down the stretch for Harbaugh and Team Carter.
Dalton was 9-for-20 for 69 yards and failed to deliver on the potential winning drive. His final four passes -- which all came in the red zone -- were all incomplete. Would Flacco have done better? All we know is he couldn't have done worse.