The AFC vs NFC in the Pro Bowl featuring players from the NFL voted in by the fans and their peers. The commissioner of the NFL Roger Goodell gave the players a warning about their effort for this year’s NFL Pro Bowl, after last year’s embarrassing effort by the Pro Bowl players. Peyton Manning also gave his teammates a pep talk about giving their best for this game and the effort was better then last year.
The game started off with an Adrian Peterson fumble that lead to Peyton Manning connecting with A.J. Green (Bengals) on a 4th and 6 at the goal line. This came after Peyton Manning tried to throw a TD to defensive end J.J. Watt. Next series, QB Drew Brees(Saints) connected on a deep pass to Buccaneers Wide out Vincent Jackson for a 36 yard TD pass. Vikings kicker, Blair Walsh, connected on a 48 yard field goal, to make it 10-7 to begin the 2nd quarter. Derrick Johnson(Chiefs) picked off Eli Manning and returned it for a TD to put the AFC back on top 14-10, early 2nd. Eli Manning bounced back and connected with his teammate on the Giants, Victor Cruz for a 9 yard TD pass. Matt Schaub entered the game for Manning but was picked off in the end zone by William Moore(Falcons), and that lead to a 1 yard TD run by Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch. Eli Manning quickly scored before the half, hitting Vikings Tight End, Kyle Rudolph for a 3 yard TD pass. The score at half was 31-14, in the NFC’s favor.
To start the third, QB Matt Schuab(Texans) was intercepted for a second time, this time by Seahawk’s Earl Thomas. NFC took full advantage of the turnover by turning it into points, Seahawks QB Russell Wilson hit Buccaneers RB Doug Martin for a 28 yard TD pass. Schuab would find Cribbs(Browns) for a TD pass that went 4 yards, and making the score AFC 21 and NFC 38. Seahawks Leon Washington set the longest kickoff return in Pro Bowl history by returning the kick 92 yards, and Wilson then connected with Larry Fitzgerald for a 9 yard TD pass to put the NFC in distance from the AFC. Andrew Luck relieved Matt Schuab of QB duties, but fumbled the snap leading to Wilson finding WR Jackson(Bucs) for a 5 yard TD pass. On the kick off, the AFC would fumble the ball, and the NFC recovered, but it only lead to an NFC field goal from 26 yards out. Luck(Colts) would then connect with A.J. Green for a four yard TD pass, and would later find Green again for a 49 yard TD pass. Few series later the NFC would kneel on the ball to run the clock out.
AFC 35 and the NFC 62.
Vikings Tight End Kyle Rudolph was named Pro Bowl MVP, for his 5 catches, 122 yards, and a TD performance.