Three more Seahawks, RB Marshawn Lynch, CB Brandon Browner and safety Kam Chancellor, have been added to the NFC Pro Bowl roster. All three replace injured or ill members of the San Francisco 49ers. Lynch replaces Frank Gore (ill), Browner replaces Carlos Rogers (injured) and Chancellor replaces Dashon Goldson (injured).
Lynch established career highs in rushing yards (1,204), carries (285) and rushing touchdowns (12) in 2011. He set a club record with at least one touchdown in 11 consecutive games, breaking Shaun Alexander’s 2005 record of nine. Lynch became Seattle’s first 1,000-yard rusher since Alexander set a club record in 2005.
Browner started all 16 games, recording a team-high six interceptions and added 54 tackles (51 solo). He set the club single-season record for interception return yards in a season with 220 (Dave Brown, 179 in 1984).
He became the first Seattle player since Josh Wilson in 2009 to return two interceptions for a touchdown in one season. Browner also tied a club record with interceptions in four consecutive games.
In his second season, first as a starter, Chancellor started and played in 15 games, finishing second on the club with 94 tackles (73 solo) and tied for second with four interceptions. He helped improve a defense that ranked 27th versus the pass in 2010 to rank 11th in 2011.
The Pro Bowl will be played Jan. 29 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu. Lynch, Browner and Chancellor the third and fourth and fifth Seahawks named to play in the game. Previously named were FB Michael Robinson, also an injury replacement, and safety Earl Thomas, voted a starter on the NFC squad.
Seattle’s five Pro Bowl representatives are the most since the team sent seven to the game following the 2005 season.