After a two year stretch of what some people viewed
as lackluster performances by players in the Pro Bowl both NFC and AFC players
delivered a bona fide NFL game experience for all of the fans on Sunday January
27th. The person that is most expected to be satisfied with the increased
effort in the all-star game is NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell who threatened to
cancel future Pro Bowls if the players didn’t supply “...the kind of football
that we want to be demonstrating for [the] fans”, reported ESPN.com.
The fans were certainly pleased this year with the
both teams putting up big numbers for the stat sheet. Both the NFC and AFC gained
over 300 yards offensively and scored a combined total of 13 touchdowns.
Although both sides put on a show the game was a rout with the NFC scoring a whopping
62 points and the AFC scoring just 35 points as they were defeated for the
third consecutive year.
Some motivation for the players have been Peyton
Manning deeming the player’s performance throughout past years “unacceptable”,
a comment that was received both negatively and positively, reported NFL.com.
This year’s MVP of the 2013 Pro Bowl was Minnesota’s
tight end Kyle Rudolph with a touchdown off of five catches for a total of 122
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