january 27, 2013 • 11:16 PM

NFC blows out AFC in Pro Bowl

Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph (82) of the NFC flashes the shaka sign as he poses with the MVP trophy following the NFL football Pro Bowl game against the AFC in Honolulu, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. Rudolph had 122 yards and a touchdown as the NFC won 62-35.
Foto: AP in English

Sack-happy defensive end J.J. Watt went out for a pass as a wide receiver, retiring center Jeff Saturday snapped to two Mannings on opposite teams and the NFC blew past the AFC 62-35 in a Pro Bowl that could be the league's last.

Whether the NFL's all-star game will return or not is a question league officials will ponder the next few months. And, the players gave plenty to consider on both sides of the argument Sunday.

The NFC was unstoppable on offense, with nearly each player putting up fantasy-type lines in limited play. The AFC, meanwhile, had five turnovers and scored most of its points well after the game was no longer competitive.

Minnesota tight end Kyle Rudolph was voted the game's MVP with 122 yards and a touchdown.

Watt, who had 20 1/2 sacks for Houston, lined up as a wide receiver on the AFC's third play from scrimmage, but missed a pass from Denver quarterback Peyton Manning.

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