by COOPER ROSS
This year’s Pro Bowl brought back the old AFC vs NFC system for the first time since 2010. A change that most football fans were looking forward to as the draft system with Hall of Famers as coaches was bringing in less ratings than years past. With the old system, players from even the same team would not be on the same pro bowl team. This did not sit well with the fans.
AFC took home the win with a 20-13 score over the NFC. Chiefs TE Travis Kelce won the game’s Offensive MVP, raking in 36 yards on 3 receptions and a touchdown. Receiving the Defensive MVP was Bill’s linebacker Lorenzo Alexander with 8 solo tackles and 2 passes defended. Leading passer for the AFC was Bengals QB Andy Dalton with 100 yards, 1 touchdown, and a pick. The NFC’s leading passer was Washington Racial Slurs QB Kirk Cousins with 158 yards, no touchdowns, and a pick. This was the lowest scoring pro bowl in 19 years with the AFC beating the NFC 23-10.
The return of the AFC vs NFC system was a happy return for fans, but the low scoring game turned of a lot of people off. The AFC’s star studded defense proved to be too much for the NFC.