ORLANDO, Fla. — The AFC held off a heavily favored NFC, 20-13, to win the Pro Bowl here at Camping World Stadium. In addition to the Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander (defense) and Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (offense) being named the game’s most valuable players, here’s what we learned:
1. Seattle Seahawks players don’t plan on coming to the Pro Bowl every year. Understandably, the players are quite disappointed when their season ends without a trip to the Super Bowl. But over the last two seasons, there has been no more enjoyable group of players to watch here at the NFL’s annual All-Star game, and Camping World Stadium was thankful for three Seahawks, in particular, for regenerating the crowd before halftime in an oddly low-scoring affair. After Richard Sherman picked off a pass and weaved through defenders to return the ball near midfield, Doug Baldwin hauled in a deep touchdown pass from Drew Brees to tie the score 7-7. A few minutes later, Michael Bennett logged a sack and did an interactive Key Peele three-pump sack dance, which was jokingly interrupted by an official who tried to censor him.