NFL Pro Bowl: Barkley on defense, lateral fun, Ramsey TD catch – ESPN
The NFL Pro Bowl will never ever be perplexed with a major game, but Sunday’s installment took its playful character to another amount. There was an tried no-glance go from Kansas Town Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, an NFC defense that provided functioning backs Saquon Barkley, Ezekiel Elliott and receiver Mike Evans on the area at the similar time, an interception return that integrated three laterals, and a landing capture by Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey.
And there was the extra “drama” of the NFC attempting to keep away from remaining the very first team in Pro Bowl historical past to be shut out. They got off the hook when Falcons restricted stop Austin Hooper caught a 20-property touchdown pass with 9:05 left in the recreation.
Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster was limping substantially on the walk to the AFC bus and declined to remark on his still left knee harm. He was carrying sweat pants and not bending his remaining leg as he walked. He suffered a knee contusion throughout the AFC’s Pro Bowl victory.
Michael DiRocco, ESPN Workers Author1h ago
So much currently the NFC has lined up Bucs WR Mike Evans, Cowboys RB Zeke Elliott, and RB Saquon Barkley on defense. Evans at DB (he has an interception) and Elliott and Barkley as move rushers.
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Mike Evans intercepts Deshaun Watson’s move, then the NFC attempts a series of laterals in the fourth quarter.
As a result of a few quarters, the AFC has out-attained the NFC 324-110, like a 282-69 edge in passing yards. AFC leads twenty-. There has hardly ever been a shutout in the series due to the fact the game went to an AFC vs. NFC structure in 1971. In truth, there has hardly ever been a shutout in any NFL all-star recreation (starting in 1939).
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And now WR Keenan Allen is questionable to return with a knee contusion. He and Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster the two experienced exact injuries and are questionable. With AFC foremost 17- not expecting both to return.
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First perform in the 2nd 50 % of the Pro Bowl — Mitch Trubisky intercepted by Chris Harris, Jr. The supposed concentrate on was Adam Thielen. AFC is straight dominating now.
Jenna Laine, ESPN Staff Writer3h ago
Difficult initial fifty percent for the NFC in the Professional Bowl, trailing the AFC 17-. You will find never been a shutout in Professional Bowl heritage. They did regulate to get down to the AFC four-property line on their initial possession but Kyle Juszczyk couldn’t punch it in on fourth-and-two.
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Deshaun Watson hits Jalen Ramsey on a slant with seconds remaining and he dunks the ball by means of the uprights.
Pittsburgh WR JuJu Smith-Schuster is questionable to return with a knee contusion for the AFC. A person issue you you should not want to see at the Pro Bowl are injuries. The situations now at Camping Globe Stadium are not perfect, both: Soaked, windy and cold.
Michael DiRocco, ESPN Workers Writer3h ago
Random Pro Bowl stat: Because the NFC took a 20-three direct into halftime of previous year’s game, the AFC has outscored the NFC 35-three in three-plus quarters given that. AFC sales opportunities this year’s video game 14- with twelve:fifty four remaining in the first 50 percent at Camping Environment Stadium.
Michael DiRocco, ESPN Team Writer4h ago
The NFC avoids currently being shut out as Dak Prescott fires a 20-garden touchdown move to Austin Hooper on fourth down.
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All through the Professional Bowl the NFL is making use of a countdown clock so gamers on the area know how a lot time is left throughout a Tv timeout.
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The NFC operates a trick play and it will not end effectively as Adam Thielen’s deep move is intercepted by Jamal Adams.
We have our initially questionable decision at the Professional Bowl. NFC mentor Jason Garrett opts to go four it on fourth-and-2 at the AFC 4 and FB Kyle Juszczyk stopped for no get. AFC leads 7- on Eric Ebron’s eighteen-yard TD catch from Patrick Mahomes.
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Yeah, they even boo the Patriots mascot at the Professional Bowl.
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Kyle Fuller steps in entrance of Andrew Luck’s move attempt to JuJu Smith-Schuster for the interception.
Patrick Mahomes finds Eric Ebron large open up for an eighteen-lawn landing to put the AFC on the board initial in the Pro Bowl.
We are going to see how considerably this transpires now in an totally LOADED NFC backfield.
Jenna Laine, ESPN Team Author4h ago
Patrick Peterson is taking basically each individual autograph ask for outside the NFC locker home. He even signed a woman’s beer!
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Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey referred to as Chargers S Derwin James his brother this week. They’ve been close to each individual other in the subject in the course of the week.
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Which is a ton of green across the Orlando area. Even worse information: It truly is supposed to keep that way throughout the Professional Bowl and into Sunday evening. Temperature not forecast to get previous fifty five levels, either. Second 12 months in a row for lousy weather at the recreation.
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AFC players arrive at Camping World Stadium in considerably less-than-excellent situations. Jim Kelly is pumped up, while.
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