It seems appropriate after a 2-14 season full of blowout losses that the six (6!!!) Kansas City Chiefs players in the Pro Bowl would once again be on the wrong side of a lopsided game.
The NFC destroyed the AFC, 62-35, but it wasn’t all bad news for the Chiefs players that took the long trip to Hawaii. Kansas City LB Derrick Johnson delivered one of the biggest plays of the day for the losing side.
With the NFC holding just a 10-7 lead, Johnson picked off QB Eli Manning and returned it 42 yards to give the AFC their second and final lead of the day. It was one of only two turnovers forced by the AFC and it came just four plays after a couple of Chiefs special teams efforts helped to pin the NFC.
Dustin Colquitt punted the ball 46 yards and Eric Berry helped add 11 yards to that when he tackled Earl Thomas for a big loss after a lateral.
Berry (7) and Johnson (6) were the two leading tacklers for the AFC. Colquitt had four punts with an amazing 51.5 average, including one inside the 20 after recording a team-record 45 during the season. Justin Houston (4) and Tamba Hali (3) also made their presence felt.
The other Chief in Hawaii — and most deserving — Jamaal Charles, led the AFC in rushing with just 12 yards on three carries.