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AFC drubs NFC in rainy Pro Bowl: Patrick Mahomes, Jamal Adams take home MVP honors

The Pro Bowl is all about having some fun, and the AFC got the most laughs in Orlando on Sunday.

The AFC walked away with a 26-7 win over the NFC, with Chiefs’ quarterback Patrick Mahomes taking home offensive MVP honors. Mahomes went 7-for-14 for 156 yards and got the scoring started with a touchdown to Eric Ebron.

Mahomes’ Chiefs teammate Anthony Sherman also got in on the fun, running in this score to put the AFC up 14-0. Sherman also added three catches for 92 yards for good measure.

The lone NFC score came in the fourth quarter on this Dak Prescott 20 yard toss to Falcons’ tight end Austin Hooper.

The real highlight of the game, however, was the wackiness that ensued from the Pro Bowlers playing out of position. We got to see Ezekiel Elliott handing off to Saquon Barkley…

Elliott and Barkley playing together on defense…

and Elliott running a fake punt for good measure…

Buccaneers receiver Mike Evans got in on the defensive fun too, intercepting Deshaun Watson and starting his own version of the Cal-Stanford band play. He had two interceptions on the day.

Defensive guys got to play offense as well, with Jaguars’ corner Jalen Ramsey catching a touchdown pass from Watson in the fourth quarter.

While Mahomes took home offensive MVP honors, the defensive MVP went to Jets’ safety Jamal Adams. Without any mascots to tackle, Adams went to work on the NFC’s quarterbacks, picking off pass from Mitchell Trubisky and this double pass from Adam Thielen.

Adams also blew up this flea-flicker attempt for good measure.

Adams finished the afternoon with two solo tackles, a sack, and an interception. The AFC has now won all three Pro Bowls since a return to the traditional format back in 2017.

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