HONOLULU, HI - JANUARY 29: Brandon Marshall #19 of the Miami Dolphins scores a touchdown during the second quarter of the 2012 NFL Pro Bowl against the NFC team at Aloha Stadium on January 29, 2012 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Kent Nishimura/Getty Images)
The AFC beat the NFC, 59-41, during the 2012 Pro Bowl on Sunday. Brandon Marshall was named MVP after catching four touchdowns.
The New England Patriots had eight players selected for the 2012 Pro Bowl, including Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski, and Wes Welker. It is unfortunate that none of them could have played Sunday due to the upcoming Super Bowl, because any one of them could have added even more to a dominant performance. The AFC won, 59-41, over the NFC, recording the highest single team score ever in the history of the contest.
Brandon Marshall was named MVP after catching six passes for 177 yards and four touchdowns. None was more spectacular than this, a richochet off his feet into his own waiting arms as he fell backwards into the end zone. Other highlights from the no-blitz, low-effort match include a Marshawn Lynch flop and a failed Drew Brees dropkick. And whatever this was.