Matt Schaub Named 2010 Pro Bowl MVP
Schaub was initially the AFC's first alternate at quarterback when the Pro Bowl rosters were released. He claimed a spot on the roster when Patriots QB Tom Brady pulled out of the game citing injury. San Diego's Philip Rivers then withdrew as well, and original starter Peyton Manning was unable to participate because of the Super Bowl.
So that left Schaub to start the game. And he came through with an impressive performance -- 13 of 17 for 189 yards and two touchdowns in a 41-34 AFC win.
Schaub hit a familiar target for his first TD pass, finding Houston teammate Andre Johnson wide open on a 33-yard toss early in the first quarter. Just a few minutes later, Schaub connected with Denver's Brandon Marshall for a 23-yard touchdown to put the AFC up 14-7.
Schaub relinquished the quarterback role in the second quarter, stepping aside as Jacksonville's David Garrard and Tennessee's Vince Young -- the AFC's second and third alternates, respectively, at quarterback -- took over. Schaub returned to the field in the fourth quarter and engineered the game-winning scoring drive, which ended on a 2-yard TD run by Titans RB Chris Johnson.