The AFC defeated the NFC 41-34 in the Pro Bowl played at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, but it was a touchdown that didn't count that Steelers fans will likely remember most.
Linebacker LaMarr Woodley, playing in his first Pro Bowl, intercepted Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb in the second quarter and took it all the way to the end zone for a 64-yard touchdown. But the touchdown was called back, victimized by 12-men on the field for the AFC.
"When I got it I said, 'This is my time to shine,' " Woodley said."I slowed up to get a little camera time for the people back home.
"I saw the flag way downfield and I thought one of the players just grabbed it and threw it out. I probably could have made top 10 of the week."
Woodley was one of four Steelers playing in the game, joining fellow linebacker James Harrison who was voted in as a starter, nose tackle Casey Hampton and tight end Heath Miller.
Harrison intercepted Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, preventing the NFC from tying the game with just over two minutes to play.
Miller, who got an invitation because Indianapolis Colts tight end Dallas Clark did not play in the game as a Super Bowl participant, had one reception for 13-yards in his first Pro Bowl.
"I'm sure everyone in this locker room would prefer to be playing here next week," said Miller. "But it's a great compliment. Just being here the whole week and being around these guys, it's nice."