HONOLULU -- Roger Goodell was keeping a close eye on Sunday's Pro Bowl. After last year's lackluster showing, the NFL commissioner threatened to do away with the league's All-Star game.
The NFC versus AFC matchup had an afternoon kickoff in Hawaii (4 p.m. Seattle time). The game will be broadcast on KING 5.
Seattle Seahawks on the roster:
- QB Russell Wilson
- Running back Marshawn Lynch
- Tackle Russell Okung
- Center Max Unger
- Free safety Earl Thomas
- Kick return specialist Leon Washington
Competition -- or at least the appearance of it -- was exactly what the NFL was looking for from its stars on Sunday as it used the game as a measurement of whether it's worth putting on in future years. Goodell has said the game will stop if play doesn't improve, drawing mixed reactions from top players all over the league.
Chicago cornerback Charles Tillman said he doesn't want this year's Pro Bowl players to be known as the group who led to the game's cancellation, taking away an honor and privilege for future players.
I don't want this to happen on my watch, he said.
Rudolph said the players' natural competitiveness will help make the game entertaining.
It's a game we want to win, so it'll be fun, Rudolph said.
The NFC and AFC have won five Pro Bowls each in the last 10 meetings. The AFC won last year, 59-41.