No one has claimed that the Pro Bowl featured much defense and that was certainly the case again this year as the NFC took out the AFC 55-41.
The single best example of the type of defense being played — other than the score — was the AFC’s final play of the game. With the clock under one minute, Kansas City Chiefs QB Matt Cassel dropped back as the offensive and defensive lines both stood around. Cassel was able to find Dwayne Bowe wide open 17 yards down the field.
After two pitches of the ball, Cleveland Browns center Alex Mack found the ball in his hands on the 40 yard line. The 311-pound Mack rumbled down all the way to the end zone. Yes, he was assisted by the NFC’s lack of interest in tackling Mack, but he was still putting everything he had into making it in for six.