The NFC rallied in the final flag-football game on Sunday to win the Pro Bowl 35-33 over the AFC.
The NFC began Sunday’s third flag-football game trailing 21–15 in Pro Bowl games scoring, but won the final event 20–12 to capture the NFL’s first All-Star event in this format.
The NFL replaced its usual Pro Bowl game this season with Pro Bowl games, which featured a series of skills competitions and all-star competition conference versus conference in three flag-football games.
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The winning conference in each skill competition got three points. The winning conference in each of the first two flag football games received six points. The points earned by each conference entering the final flag-football game were the starting scores for that contest.
After four incidents on Thursday, the AFC leads the NFC at 9–3.
On Sunday, the NFC won the Best Catch and Gridiron Gauntlet, the AFC won Kick Tac Toe and Move the Chains, and each conference won a flag-football game, which put the AFC ahead by six points entering the final flag-football game. .
The NFC won the first flag-football game 33–27 and the AFC won the second 18–13. With the third game underway, the NFC was in front 66–57 in the total score of three periods of football. Eleven players from Alabama high schools and colleges took the field during the Pro Bowl Games flag-football contest.
Dallas Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs (Alabama) intercepted a pass for an NFC. In the second game, the AFC ran a gadget play with a pass thrown to Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs. But he was picked off by his younger brother, and Trevon Diggs returned the interception 42 yards. On the next snap the NFC scored from 5 yards out.
Pittsburgh Steelers safety Minka Fitzpatrick (Alabama) made three tackles for the AFC.
Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (Alabama) caught three passes for 30-yards and had a 10-yard touchdown run for the AFC. Of the 19 TDs scored in the third game, Henry had the only rushing touchdown. Henry’s touchdown on the second play broke a 6–6 tie.
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill (West Alabama) had two receptions for 31 yards for the AFC. Hill also completed a 34-yard pass play for a touchdown. After one reception, Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams laid the football down to Hill, who ran the final 2 yards to the end zone with eight seconds left in the first half of the first play. Hill also threw a fourth-down pass in the third game as a blitzer.
Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey (Hoover, Alabama) made one tackle for the AFC.
Josh Jacobs (Alabama) of the Las Vegas Raiders had 17 yards on three rushing attempts for the AFC. Jacobs was the only player in the game to have more than one carry.
Tennessee Titans center Ben Jones (Bibb County) snaps with Buffalo Bills center Mitch Morse for the AFC.
New York Jets middle linebacker CJ Mosley (Theodore, Alabama) led the AFC with six tackles and broke up a pass.
· Washington Commanders special-teams Jeremy Reeves (South Alabama), a safety at the position, made one tackle for the NFC.
Denver Broncos cornerback Patrick Surtain II (Alabama) made two tackles and intercepted a pass for the AFC. In the second game, Suren picked off Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff and returned the interception 30 yards.
Minnesota Vikings outside linebacker Za’Darius Smith (Greenville) led the NFC with three tackles.
Jones and New York Jets defensive tackle Quinn Williams (Wenonah, Alabama) were on the AFC’s winning team at Move the Chains on Sunday.
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Mark Inabinet is a sports reporter for Alabama Media Group. follow him on twitter @AMarkG1,