The NFC defeated the AFC in the Pro Bowl Sunday night, 55-41. The NFC dominated the first half, running up a 42-0 score thanks in part to a turnover on downs and several interceptions by the AFC. Ovie Mughelli, Adrian Peterson, Tony Gonzalez, DeAngelo Hall (on a fumble return), Larry Fitzgerald and Steven Jackson all scored touchdowns in the first half for the NFC. The AFC added a score shortly before the end of the first half as Matt Cassel completed a drive by giving the ball only to players from his own team (Jamaal Charles and Dwayne Bowe).
The AFC got back into the game, such as it was, in the third quarter, with touchdowns by Reggie Wayne, Montell Owens (on a fumble return), and Marcedes Lewis. Jon Beason scored for the NFC in the fourth quarter on an interception return, but Owens scored again for the AFC. The scoring concluded with a rather absurd play in which there were a couple of laterals and Browns offensive lineman Alex Mack wound up with the ball and charged into the end zone.
Like most Pro Bowls, it wasn’t very good football, and I’m not sure why I watched any of it, but I did.