MVP Rudolph leads NFC in Pro Bowl rout

Rudolph is just the second tight end to take home Pro Bowl MVP honors.

(SportsData) – Tight end Kyle Rudolph of the Minnesota Vikings brought home MVP honors as the NFC blasted the AFC 62-35 on Sunday in the NFL Pro Bowl in Honolulu.

Rudolph caught five passes for a game-high 122 yards and scored on a 3-yard touchdown strike from the Giants’ Eli Manning on the final play of the first half, giving the NFC a 31-14 lead at the break. He also hauled in a 52-yard pass from Manning earlier in the second quarter that set up a 1-yard touchdown run by Seattle’s Marshawn Lynch.

The NFC turned a close game into a rout by scoring touchdowns on six consecutive possessions – the last three of the first half and the first three of the second half. Rookie quarterback Russell Wilson of the Seahawks threw three touchdown passes in the third quarter, while Tampa Bay’s Vincent Jackson caught nine passes for 91 yards and two touchdowns.

A.J. Green of the Cincinnati Bengals paced the AFC squad with eight catches for 119 yards and three touchdowns, while rookie quarterback Andrew Luck of the Colts threw for 205 yards and a pair of scores.

 

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