HONOLULU, Hawaii (Reuters) - Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald caught two touchdown passes to help NFC rally for a 30-21 victory over the AFC in the NFL’s Pro Bowl on Sunday.
The Arizona Cardinals’ Fitzgerald scored on a 46-yard pass from Drew Brees in the second quarter, then put the NFC ahead 24-21 off a two-yard pass from Eli Manning in the annual end of season game.
Adrian Peterson scored the NFC’s other touchdown on a 10-yard third-quarter run and John Carney kicked three field goals.
The AFC had a 14-3 second-quarter lead following a 19-yard pass from Peyton Manning to Tony Gonzalez in the first quarter and Kerry Collins’ nine-yard touchdown pass to Owen Daniels in the second before Fitzgerald reduced the deficit with nine seconds remaining in the first half.
Le‘Ron McClain had the AFC’s only touchdown of the second half on a five-yard run in the fourth quarter.
Fitzgerald then scored his second touchdown from Manning’s pass before Carney booted two of his field goals in the final three minutes to extend the lead.
Reporting by Gene Cherry in Raleigh, North Carolina; Editing by Greg Stutchbury