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Matthew Stafford named Pro Bowl Offensive MVP

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Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford was named Offensive MVP of the 2015 Pro Bowl on Sunday night.

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When the 2015 Pro Bowl rosters were announced back in December, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford wasn't one of the selections. He was an alternate, however, and his number was eventually called with other quarterbacks pulling out of the game.

Many believed that Stafford didn't deserve a spot in the 2015 Pro Bowl based on what he did in 2014, but he certainly made the most of his time in the game. Stafford went 15-for-25 and threw for 316 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. He helped lead Team Irvin to a 32-28 victory, and he was rewarded by being named Offensive MVP. (J.J. Watt, who picked off Stafford, was the Defensive MVP.)

Stafford didn't find fellow Lions Pro Bowl selection Golden Tate on either of his touchdowns -- those TDs were thrown to Emmanuel Sanders and Jimmy Graham -- but the teammates did hook up for a 60-yard pass at one point. It just so happened that two of Tate's former teammates, Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas, were being interviewed at the time, and their reaction was pretty great.

Tate, by the way, finished with two catches for 98 yards. Glover Quin, who was on Team Carter and went up against Stafford and Tate, had five tackles and one pass defense.

Calvin Johnson and Ndamukong Suh also made the Pro Bowl for the Lions, but neither opted to play in the game.