Brandon Marshall caught a Pro Bowl record four touchdowns as the AFC beat the NFC 59-41 in a high-scoring affair.
The NFL’s all-star game has different rules to regular season games to encourage safety, with neither team allowed to blitz or play press coverage. The result is an entertaining match dominated by passing offenses.
All six quarterbacks made the most of the rules by throwing for two touchdowns apiece, while each team ended up with at least 470 yards passing. The running games were virtually non-existent, but Maurice Jones-Drew’s 39 yard run helped him finish with a game-high 56 yards.
The match itself was close until the fourth quarter, with the NFC leading 35-31 approaching the end of the third quarter. Four unanswered touchdowns from the AFC gave the conference a clear victory, however.
Brandon Marshall was the star performer for the AFC, catching six passes for 176 yards and a record-breaking four touchdowns. Larry Fitzgerald was one of three NFC players to gain over 100 receiving yards and added three touchdowns.
Brandon Marshall’s third touchdown: