Glover Quin, S, first Pro Bowl selection: He ranted about changing the Pro Bowl voting earlier this season, and now Quin is a first-time Pro Bowler. He leads the NFL in interceptions with seven and has been one of the leaders of the Lions’ defense. He has intercepted passes in the past four games and is the first Detroit safety to be picked for the game since Bennie Blades in 1992.
Ndamukong Suh, DT, fourth Pro Bowl selection: One of the most dominant tackles in the game, Suh is the third-rated defensive tackle in the league according to Pro Football Focus and has 35 quarterback hurries according to PFF -- the most among defensive tackles in the league. He changes the way offenses scheme against Detroit.
Calvin Johnson, WR, fifth Pro Bowl selection: He had another 1,000-yard season despite missing three games due to injury and being limited in two others. He hasn’t put up the numbers he typically does -- he has only 67 catches -- but he's considered one of the top receivers in the game and is a matchup nightmare.
Golden Tate, WR, no Pro Bowls: The NFL’s leader in yards after catch with 683, he also is fourth in the league in receptions (96) and seventh in yards (1,286). He also has been a more reliable target than Calvin Johnson this season and more durable, too. He has set career highs in receptions and yards.
Who he should have beaten out: Calvin Johnson, Detroit. Tate has more yards and catches than his teammate and has been more consistent. Johnson is one of the best receivers in the game, but Tate has had the better season.
DeAndre Levy, LB, no Pro Bowls: He leads the league in solo tackles with 109 and is third in the NFL in tackles with 140. He’s one of the best linebackers in coverage in the NFL and was a snub for the second straight season. He’s been one of the key cogs of the Detroit defense.
Who he should have beaten out: It’s tough to say because Levy is a 4-3 linebacker going up against 3-4 linebackers who compile gaudy statistics and almost play a different position than Levy as far as usage goes. If you were to expand it to linebackers overall, he probably should have beaten out rookie C.J. Mosley of Baltimore.