The AFC won a defensive-oriented Pro Bowl over the NFC 20-13 on Sunday night.
Two Buccaneers represented the NFC in Orlando, and Gerald McCoy had the better game, recording a sack and four tackles while playing largely on the NFC's defensive front. Playing in his fifth Pro Bowl in seven NFL seasons, McCoy's sack came against Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton early in the third quarter, but it was the AFC making the key plays on defense down the stretch.
The NFC was trying to earn the game-tying touchdown late when Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins threw a pass intended for Seattle tight end Jimmy Graham that Buffalo linebacker Lorenzo Alexander intercepted. Alexander later pitched the ball to former Buccaneer and current Denver Bronco Aqib Talib, who ran the ball down to the NFC's eight yard line to clinch the win.
Mike Evans was the other current Buccaneer playing in this year's contest, and was not targeted in the offense during his first Pro Bowl appearance. After the game he said he was "dinged up," which is why his play was limited, but that there was no serious injury.
Travic Kelce, the Kansas City tight end who had a touchdown on three catches and also converted on a fake field goal in the second half, was named the game's MVP. All football eyes now move to Houston where Super Bowl 51 comes up next Sunday night. 620 WDAE's Steve Duemig is live in Houston all week - for the latest sights and sounds click HERE.