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Published: Tue, January 31, 2017
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Seahawks shine in Pro Bowl as AFC beats NFC, 20-13 final


The stands are mostly full for start of the Pro Bowl, with many fans dressed to stay warm as temperatures dipped into the low 50s after nightfall.

The AFC took a knee from there and ended the defensive struggle with the victory.

And it was like that right to the very end - one of the last plays of the game being an interception by Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander that quickly turned into one of the most exciting plays of the season, period. Talib went nearly the entire length of the field until Cousins exacted revenge, stripping the DB. Dak Prescott's third-down pass to Dez Bryant fell incomplete, and the AFC defense stuffed Ezekiel Elliott on fourth down.

By all accounts, the week was a success, as the event moved to Orlando for the first time.

In an National Football League all-star game that lacked spectacular play on either side, the AFC put together just enough scoring drives and then held on to preserve a win. Justin Tucker capped off the 10-play, 67-yard march, which included a one-handed Demaryius Thomas catch, with a 38-yard field goal to make it 17-7. Bryant hauled in five catches for 59 yards. It was the first trip ever for Linval Joseph and Xavier Rhodes and the second trip for Cordarrelle Patterson.

Kelce finished with three receptions for 36 yards and a touchdown.

Outside of the Cowboys, there were some standout performances.

The man they call Sack Daddy did his thing in a big way on Sunday night, collecting three sacks of AFC quarterbacks and finishing the night with eight overall tackles to lead all NFC defenders.

The NFC quickly bounced back, though, first by taking the ball away on a Richard Sherman interception and then by tying the game on a 47-yard Brees touchdown pass to Doug Baldwin.

After sacking Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton in the first half, Bennett appeared to give his famous three pumps dance before an official quickly stepped in to stop the festivities.

No opening kickoff, as per Pro Bowl rules.

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