By Bryan Jeon
After last year’s 31-28 Pro Bowl defeat and falling into an early 24-7 hole in this one, the NFC was determined to make things competitive. A strong dose of Minnesota’s Adrian Peterson and Dallas’ Terrell Owens helped the NFC defeat the AFC, 42-30 on Sunday.
Peterson had the second-highest rushing yardage in Pro Bowl history, only behind Marshall Faulk‘s 180 yards in 1995, with 16 carries for 129 yards and 2 touchdowns. The two are also the only rookies to be Pro Bowl MVPs. Owens added 8 catches for 101 yards and 2 scores to make each player on the NFC $40,000 richer from the win.
The AFC leads the series 20-18.