NFC Crushes AFC In Pro Bowl
Starting NFC quarterback Drew Brees threw for 131 yards and 1 touchdown, leading his fellow All-Stars to a 62-35 drubbing over the AFC in Sunday’s Pro Bowl. Brees was one of four New Orleans Saints to participate in NFL’s annual All-Star game. Joining Drew in the starting lineup were offensive tackle Jermon Bushrod, and guard Jahri Evans. Saints punter Thomas Morstead played as well, booting two balls for 67 yards.
Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph shined, catching 5 balls for 122 yards and a score. His outstanding play earned him MVP honors.
Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz caught 10 passes for 96 yards and a score, while Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson reeled in 6 balls for 91 yards and a two touchdowns.
Terrific rookie play was a constant headline throughout the NFL season. Sunday was no different. Seattle Seahawks rookie quarterback Russell Wilson tossed three touchdowns for the NFC, while prized Indianapolis Colts rookie QB Andrew Luck led all passers with 205 passing yards and two scores for the AFC.
In a game notorious for a lack of defense and effort, the Pro Bowl lived up to its stereotype. Each squad combined for 834 yards, 49 first downs, and 97 points. Just another Pro Bowl in Hawaii. The only question is whether or not Sunday’s affair was the last. League owners are considering doing away with game all together. A decision will be made on the matter in the upcoming months of the offseason.