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NFL: A.J Green, Russell Wilson Highlight the Pro Bowl

HONOLULU, HI - JANUARY 27: Jeff Saturday #63 of the Green Bay Packers huddles with the AFC team against the National Football Conference team during the 2013 Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium on January 27, 2013 in Honolulu, Hawaii  (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
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Alex PetermanCorrespondent IIIJanuary 27, 2013

The Pro Bowl is an annual chance for the best players of the AFC and the NFC to come together, and show NFL fans their skills.

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. 

Russell Wilson tied Peyton Manning’s record for three touchdown passes in the Pro Bowl in his first year as a starter in the famous game.

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.

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