It was Black and Gold divided, as the New Orleans Saints‘ players were split up in this year’s Pro Bowl due to the game’s new format, which took effect last season.
Mark Ingram led the way on the ground for the victorious Team Irvin with 11 carries for 72 yards, actually leading all running backs in Sunday’s NFL all-star game. TE Jimmy Graham added three catches for 30 yards for Michael Irvin’s squad, two of those receptions going for touchdowns.
On the other side, for Team Carter, led by Hall of Fame WR Chris Carter, QB Drew Brees led the way through the air, completing 13 of 21 passes for two touchdowns via connections with Green Bay Packers‘ WR Jordy Nelson and TE Greg Olsen of the Carolina Panthers, an NFC South rival of the Saints.
If you think about it, New Orleans shined tonight. Brees was responsible for half of Team Carter’s points while Graham was accountable for almost half of Team Irvin’s, and of course, Ingram led all running backs on the ground. The Black and Gold scored a majority of the points.
While the Saints may have disappointed after an uncharacteristic season in 2014, it was all fun and games at the Pro Bowl. From all of us here at Who Dat Dish, we’d like to congratulate and show our appreciation for Drew Brees, Jimmy Graham and Mark Ingram for representing our great city and the Who Dat Nation.
The final score: Team Irvin 32, Team Carter, 28
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