HONOLULU (AP) -- After a week in Hawaii and a blowout game, the NFL's all-stars are defending the Pro Bowl as a worthy reward for top players who don't make the Super Bowl.
"I hope we keep it here and keep it here for a long time," Minnesota tight end Kyle Rudolph said after winning Pro Bowl MVP in a 62-35 NFC win on Sunday.
Rudolph called the award icing on a cake of being named to the roster and getting to spend time with other Pro Bowl players in Hawaii.
"That was the big emphasis this week, making sure that we were competitive and I think we showed that," he said.
The shenanigans were limited. The teams scored plenty of points. Yet the results were familiar -- another ho-hum Pro Bowl.
Now, the future of the game depends on how Commissioner Roger Goodell sees it.
"That's for him to decide," Denver quarterback Peyton Manning said. "I thought it was a good, competitive game."
Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson got the crowd pumped up in the second half with some nifty scrambles and...