That, and also a fantastic trip to Hawaii, to play a fun game of catch and run.
Whatever a fan’s opinion of the football “All-Star game,” the players certainly put on a show.
Particularly on offense, and this year was no exception to that standard.
The NFC really had it rolling from the very beginning, leading the AFC by more than three touchdowns the entire second half, putting up a total of 62 points.
A.J. Green of the Cincinnati Bengals caught three touchdown passes, and was on the receiving end of an AFC-leading seven receptions for 119 yards.
The game’s official final score had the NFC defeating the AFC 62-35.
The ground game really never got going for either team, but there were definitely some fun moments through the air on both sides. Green’s 49-yard touchdown catch from Andrew Luck was his second of the fourth quarter, and was the last highlight reel play of the night.
The AFC had several missed opportunities and mistakes. A misplayed lateral by Josh Cribbs on a kickoff, as well as a penalty-preventing touchdown on a fake field goal were among the most prominent.
However, it’s the Pro Bowl.
A Sunday before the Super Bowl where we get to witness the great players of the NFL have some fun.
And I think fans around the NFL enjoyed the show.