With the Super Bowl just a week away, we get the welcome fun distraction of the NFL Pro-Bowl. The same usual drill it features all-stars from the AFC taking on all-stars from the NFC. Given the lack of big hit’s/tackles in the Pro Bowl we can expect a high scoring affair. Who will take home the bragging rights as footballs top conference?
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The first conference to put points on the board was the NFC. Drew Brees would find his teammate Michael Thomas for a 16 yard touchdown and 7-0 NFC lead. The AFC would respond as Lamar Jackson would connect with Andre Roberts for a 5-yard score. That would end the 1st quarter as the best of the NFL was still up for grabs. The NFC would score a touchdown to start the quarter as Russell Wilson would connect with Amari Cooper for a 6-yard touchdown and 14-7 lead. This score was also answered by the AFC as Jackson would find Mark Andrews for a 3-yard touchdown. Then after a NFC turnover on downs, the AFC would score again. This Time Deshaun Watson would score finding Jack Doyle for the 13-yard score. Now up 21-14 the AFC weren’t done as Justin Tucker would hit a 50-yard field goal to take us to halftime 24-14 AFC.
There was still plenty of time to determine the top conference in the NFL. The NFC would get on the board fist in this half as well. The defence would put points up as Watson was intercepted by Harrison Smith for a 61-yard pick-6 making it a 24-20 score after a blocked PAT. Kirk Cousins would then find DeVante Adams for a 13 yard score giving the NFC it’s first lead at 27-24. Seemed business as usual for the AFC as they’d once again answer the touchdown with one of their own. A passing touchdown from Ryan Tannehill to D.J. Clark for 60-yards made it a 31-27 lead. This would set up the 4th quarter where the AFC defence would put up points. This would come on an 82-yard fumble return from T.J. Watt which opened the quarter up with a 38-27 AFC lead. The NFC weren’t dead yet as Cousins would connect with Adams again. The 4-yard strike would make it 38-33 as the NFC would fail another PAT. That’s where the game would end as the top conference in the NFL would go to the AFC.
Now that the fun game is over we can now turn our attention to the biggest game. Find out next week who will be crowned the NFL champion and winner of Super Bowl LIV.