The 2022 Pro Bowl was welcomed back with a high scoring game, AFC 41-NFC 35
The Pro Bowl did a little relocation this year. Instead of returning back to Orlando, FL, the NFL decided to bring the event to Vegas. With the buzz surrounding fan favorites and guest in attendance, the Pro Bowl was very entertaining.
The AFC got on the board first as Kyler Murray threw a pick to Darius Leonard, who skipped to the endzone untouched. One of the new rules implicated in the Pro Bowl was a team could chose to keep the ball by converting a long fourth and down. The NFC stopped the AFC on their second possession and scored a couple plays later to make it a slightly competitive game, 7-6 early on.
Being up 14-,7, Patrick Mahomes threw a pick six at the end of the first half, which was returned for a score by Antoine Winfield Jr.. The NFC decided to go for two, but did not convert the down, 14-13. For people to complain that defense was not going to show up at the Pro Bowl, that was determined a lie. Defense for both teams scored touchdowns for their respective teams. At the start of the second quarter, Kirk Cousins fumbled the ball and Myles Garrett rumbled to the endzone. Mac Jones entered the game for the two point conversion and extend the AFC's lead 22-13.
In a high scoring half, the AFC had a 28-21 lead, walking into the locker room.
The touch football style went away for a bit in the second half. It seemed like players were tired of playing that type of style and got a little aggressive at times. Jones threw his second touchdown of the day to extend the AFC's lead to two possessions. A couple possessions later, the AFC found them back in the endzone, really taking full control of the game, at the start of the fourth . The NFC had a late comeback, but fell short.