ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a Pro Bowl (all times local):
Andy Reid had a good time streamer a AFC to a 20-13 feat over a NFC in a rival Pro Bowl.
Alex Smith and Andy Dalton threw touchdown passes, and Reid reached into his bag of pretence plays to perform an announced throng of 60,834 as a annual All-Star eventuality done a entrance in Orlando on Sunday night.
Smith threw a 26-yard scoring pass to Delanie Walker, Dalton tossed a 23-yarderTravis Kelce and Justin Tucker kicked a span of margin goals for AFC, that build a 20-7 lead before holding on for a victory.
Drew Brees threw a 47-yard TD pass to Doug Baldwin for a NFC. Matt Parter booted a span of fourth-quarter margin goals to keep a outcome in torment until Lorenzo Alexander’s interception stopped a NFC expostulate led by Kurt Cousins-deep in AFC domain with usually over a notation remaining.
Well, now a Pro Bowl is usually a one-score game.
After dual fourth-quarter margin goals by Detroit’s Matt Prater, who transposed Atlanta’s Matt Bryant with a Falcons kicker streamer to a Super Bowl, a NFC trails usually 20-13.
The NFC Is not going divided quietly.
Remember, members of a winning group accept $61,000. The losing patrol pockets $30,000 apiece.
Andy Reid is pulling out all a stops.
Fake margin goals. The fumblerooskie.
The Kansas City Chiefs manager — who attempted a flea flutter early in a diversion — and a AFC lead 20-7 after early in a fourth after a AFC picked adult a initial down on a feign margin idea late in a third.
Justin Tucker did flog a margin idea early in a fourth to give a AFC a autocratic 20-7 lead.
The play seems a small some-more energetic during a Pro Bowl, with players removing after it.
After a scoreless initial entertain that enclosed a goal-line stand, a NFC and AFC stars put adult 21 points in a second — opposite some flattering unbending defense.
The AFC leads 14-7 during halftime with Alex Smith and Andy Dalton sandwiching TD passes around Drew Brews’ 47-yard scoring chuck to Doug Baldwin for a NFC.
Brees redeemed himself after throwing an finish section interception that stopped a earnest drive. Dalton was intercepted by Richard Sherman before bouncing behind with his 23-yard TD chuck to Travis Kelce to make it 14-7 in a shutting mins of a half.
Seattle’s Michael Bennett is creation a good box for repeating as defensive MVP. In further to forcing a first-quarter fail that he recovered himself, a Seahawks star also has a sack.
Defense reigned in a initial entertain Sunday night during a Pro Bowl, though a offense got going on a initial play in a second.
There was a goal-line mount and dual unsuccessful pretence plays in a scoreless initial quarter.
The NFC’s Michael Bennett forced a game’s initial turnover and a AFC entertainment a goal-line mount after Dak Prescott led a expostulate to a 1-yard line.
The AFC attempted a flea flutter that didn’t work, and a NFC unsuccessful to collect adult a initial down on a feign punt play.
AFC manager Andy Reid was asked live from a sideline during a ESPN promote if a miss of scoring was surprising. He said, “It is, though that’s OK. We’re going to get one here.”
The AFC afterwards scored on initial play on second quarter, an Alex Smith 26-yard TD pass to Delanie Walker.
The stands are mostly full for start of a Pro Bowl, with many fans dressed to stay comfortable as temperatures dipped into a low 50s after nightfall.
Early arrivals were greeted by live song outward a stadium, while pregame splendour enclosed a introductions of players and a unfurling of an American dwindle that stretched a length of a field.
No opening kickoff, as per Pro Bowl rules. The NFC started a game’s initial possession on a 25-yard line and went three-and-out with Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott behind center. He’s one of 7 Cowboys in a game.
Dallas’ Jason Garett is coaching a NFC; Kansas City’s Andy Reid is streamer a AFC.
So most for a idea that a Pro Bowl is a diversion few people find engaging adequate to watch on television, let alone in person.
Sunday night’s All-Star eventuality not usually was announced as a sellout dual days before kickoff, though a NFL also pronounced a supply of standing-room-only tickets fast sole for $20 each, too.
Orlando hopes such support for a game, played in 75,000-seat Camping World Stadium, bolsters a bid to turn permanent home for a annual e4nd-of-the year showcase, that has reverted to a NFC vs. AFC format.
Interest in a Pro Bowl has waned in new years, with critics observant a diversion lacks a power of unchanging deteriorate games and hardly resembles genuine football since of special manners put in place, in part, to minimize a intensity of injuries to players.
Members of a winning group accept $61,000. The losing patrol pockets $30,000 apiece.
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