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January 28, 2013

NFC blows out AFC 62-35 in Pro Bowl

NFL to decide All-Star game's fate in off-season

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Even as the NFC piled up touchdowns, the game struggled for memorable moments after Saturday’s momentary switch.
 
In the second quarter, referee Ed Hochuli drew cheers when announcing a pass interference penalty on Denver cornerback Champ Bailey in the second quarter — the first flag of the game.
 
“Yes, there are penalties in the Pro Bowl,” Hochuli said, drawing laughs and loud cheers.
 
Giants wideout Victor Cruz broke a Pro Bowl record with 10 catches. Tampa Bay receiver Vincent Jackson had 91 yards and two touchdowns. Eli Manning threw for 191 yards and two touchdowns.
 
Cincinnati’s A.J. Green had three TD catches for the AFC.
 
NFL officials said earlier in the week that the league wants to decide the future of the Pro Bowl by the time next season’s schedule is released in April.
 
“We understood exactly what (Goodell) wanted, guys were making plays all over the field,” Cruz said. “There was a little bit more high intensity than in years past and we were excited to play.”
 

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