Calvin Johnson and Ndamukong Suh are headed back to Hawaii for the Pro Bowl, but DeAndre Levy's breakout season was ignored by voters, perhaps a victim of the Lions' late-season slide.
Johnson and Suh were the only Lions selected to the Pro Bowl in voting announced Friday night.
Johnson, who's second in the league with 1,492 yards receiving in 14 games, was selected for the fourth straight season, though he's unlikely to play because of a lingering knee injury. Johnson has missed the game each of the last two years due to injuries as well.
Suh, who's second on the team with 5 1/2 sacks, was selected for the third time in four seasons.
Three other Lions were named Pro Bowl alternates: Quarterback Matthew Stafford, running back Reggie Bush and defensive tackle Nick Fairley.
Stafford said Friday "it'd be awesome" to be the first Lions quarterback to play in the Pro Bowl since Greg Landry in 1971. He ranks second in the NFL in passing yards, but has struggled with turnovers the second half of the season.
"I'm not holding my breath," Stafford said. "I'm just, if it happens, it happens, that's great. If it doesn't, it is what it is."
Levy was perhaps the Lions' biggest Pro Bowl snub. He's tied for second in the league with six interceptions and has a career-high 112 tackles, but got beat out for a spot by sack artists Tamba Hali, Justin Houston, Robert Mathis, Terrell Suggs John Abraham and Ahmad Brooks at outside linebacker.
"There's a lot of stats that go into it," Lions coach Jim Schwartz said earlier this week. "Plus, he's a relatively new name in the mix. The vote doesn't always reflect who is the most deserving, but he's had an outstanding year for us."
Lions offensive linemen Dominic Raiola and Larry Warford also were passed over for Pro Bowl recognition.
Last year, the Lions had three Pro Bowlers: Johnson, Suh and long-snapper Don Muhlbach.
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