NFC set new scoring record for Pro Bowl with 62-35 win over AFC in Honolulu

Last Updated: 28/01/13 9:12am

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Larry Fitzgerald hauls in a touchdown pass from Russell Wilson

Larry Fitzgerald hauls in a touchdown pass from Russell Wilson

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The NFC romped to a crushing 62-35 victory over the AFC in what could have been the last-ever Pro Bowl exhibition in Honolulu.

Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson led the way with three touchdown passes as the NFC set a new scoring record in the 43rd edition of the all-star game.

Wilson connected with Doug Martin for a 28-yard score and also hit Larry Fitzgerald from nine yards before the rookie capped an excellent day with a five-yard pass to Vincent Jackson - all three coming in the third quarter.

Eli Manning added two touchdown passes, while his brother Peyton managed only one for the AFC, with AJ Green scoring three times on seven receptions for 119 yards.

Minnesota tight end Kyle Rudolph picked up the MVP award after collecting five passes for 122 yards, including a three-yard score from Eli Manning at the end of the first half.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell had threatened to call time on the Pro Bowl after last year's high-scoring game came under fire for its lack of intensity and competitiveness.

But despite the scoreline on Sunday, Wilson said: "I hope they keep the Pro Bowl, it's special and really means something.

"Everybody played hard. It was a great week and a fun time."

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