Elizabethton's Witten Ties Another Cowboy Record With 11th Pro Bowl
- Author: Julie Sanders Jan 30, 2018,
Jan 30, 2018, 8:38
Carr completed an 18-yard touchdown strike to Titans tight end Delanie Walker with 1:31 left in regulation before Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller sealed the contest for the AFC by getting a strip sack of Rams quarterback Jared Goff.
The NFC squad had built a 20-3 lead heading into halftime behind a touchdown pass from New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and a 79-yard interception return for a score by the Minnesota Vikings Harrison Smith.
"It feels good that the coaches dialed it up and had a lot of trust in me, but it was a team effort", said Walker, the game's offensive MVP.
The Pro Bowl and Super Bowl mark the final two football games fans will be able to watch until August when the 2018 preseason starts.
T.Y. Hilton was one of the main contributors to the AFC's success as he led all receivers with 98 yards receiving on 4 receptions. The AFC had plenty of talent on both sides of the ball, but it was fun watching the NFC in the first half. Ben Roethlisberger and Alex Smith join Carr as the three quarterbacks on the AFC roster. As for Bell, he rushed for 3 yards on two carries and caught 3 passes for 26 yards with a long gain of 11 yards.
Gano split the uprights from 38 yards for his third field goal to boost the lead to 23-17 and Peterson intercepted Carr to shut down another American Conference drive with 8:46 remaining. League officials have been trying to develop new ideas to make these events more entertaining for fans, but until players receive an incentive for playing, expect to see the same old game in the years to come. In addition, the stud linebacker also recorded seven tackles for loss, four passes defensed, one forced fumble and three key interceptions this season.
If you want real football the Pro Bowl is not for you.
It may not have been the game they wanted to play in to finish their season, but the Vikings' players proved, once again, on Sunday why their team was able to be so successful in 2017.
"It doesn't always happen like that, but we got the win today".