Did the move to Orlando save the NFL Pro Bowl?
The Pro Bowl was more competitive than in most seasons, and it was played in a sold-out stadium. The AFC won 20-13 after an interception by Washington’s Kirk Cousins late in the game.
Tampa Bay Bucs’ defensive tackle Gerald McCoy had four tackles, two of them solo, and one of the NFC’s seven sacks. Everson Griffen had three sacks, and former Buc Michael Bennett had two.
But the NFC could score only one touchdown on the night. Perhaps that is because none of the three quarterbacks could complete a pass to Tampa Bay star Mike Evans.
The AFC scored twice in the first half on touchdown passes from Alex Smith and Andy Dalton. Drew Brees hit Doug Baldwin for the NFC’s only score.