NFC rallies late to beat AFC in Pro Bowl, 30-21

By Brian Ojima - bio | email

Aloha Stadium (KHNL) - Arizona Cardinals Wide Receiver, Larry Fitzgerald would rather be holding the Lombardi Trophy, but for now he'll have to settle for the Pro Bowl MVP Trophy.

Fitzgerald caught the go-ahead touchdown from Eli Manning, as the NFC went on to beat the AFC, 30-21.  The NFC has won three of the past four Pro Bowls.

After finishing with five receptions for 81 yards and two touchdowns, it was easy to see why Fitzgerald won the MVP award.

This was the first time in Pro Bowl history that two quarterback-playing brothers played in the same all-star game.  Peyton Manning got the start and finished 12 of 17 for 151 yards and one touchdown.  Eli Manning's number wasn't as impressive -- eight of 14 for 111 yards with one touchdown and one interception, but his team got the victory.

This is the last year the Pro Bowl will be in Hawaii, at least for right now.  Next year's Pro Bowl will be in Miami, the week before the Super Bowl.