"It means a lot," Pierre-Paul said. "I don't really understand the whole Pro Bowl thing, but it means a lot. It means I'm doing good."
Pierre-Paul has started 11 of the Giants' 15 games and recorded 15.5 sacks, fourth in the NFL. He has at least a half-sack in 11 games and multiple sacks in five games.
Pierre-Paul was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his dominant performance in the Giants' 37-34 victory in Dallas on Dec. 11. He led the team with eight tackles (six solo), including two sacks (one for a safety), a forced fumble, and a block of Dan Bailey's 47-yard field-goal attempt with one second left that would have sent the game into overtime.
Even if he doesn't completely understand the whole Pro Bowl thing, Pierre-Paul has been rewarded for his breakout season.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.