The Packers were well represented in Sunday night's Pro Bowl game, won by the AFC over the NFC 41-34 in Miami. Aaron Rodgers started for the NFC and completed 15 of 19 passes for 192 yards, throwing a 48 yard touchdown pass to Steve Smith of the Giants in the first quarter and a 7 yard strike to the Eagles DeSean Jackson in the second quarter. Safety Nick Collins played extensively in the secondary and recorded 4 tackles, three of them solo stops. Rookie Clay Matthews was busy on special teams and recorded one tackle on defense. Matt Shaub of the Houston Texans was named the game's Most Valuable Player. The AFC starter passed for 189 yards and two scores. Chris Johnson of the Titans scored the eventual game winning touchdown on a 2 yard run with 5:59 to play. James Harrison of the Steelers intercepted Tony Romo on the next posession and the AFC ran out the clock to end a two game losing streak in the series. For the first time in 30 years, the game was played on the mainland and more than 70,000 fans showed up in a light rain in Miami to watch it.
Charles Woodson was elected a starter for the NFC but did not play because of a lingering shoulder injury. Woodson still picked up another honor over the weekend as he was named to the Associated Press NFL All-Decade team at cornerback.