After three years of a unsuccessful "drafted" format, the NFL returned to the AFC-NFC conferenced format that was previously used for 42 years.
The closing of the Pro Bowl has officially lead to the kick off of Super Bowl week! Tonight, the AFC All-Stars defeated the NFC All-Stars by a score of 20 to 14.
#87 Tight End Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs was awarded the 2017 Pro Bowl Offensive MVP. He scored 3 receptions for 36 yards with the longest being 23 yards. He also scored 1 touchdown and made 4 targets.
#57 Outside Linebacker Lorenzo Alexander of the Buffalo Bills was awarded the 2017 Pro Bowl Defensive MVP. He was responsible for making 7 solo tackles with 1 assisted tackle (8 tackles total). He also made 1 interception for 20 yards with 2 defended passes.
Under the terms of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), since the AFC All-Stars won the game, the winning team received $61,000 while the losing team, the NFC All-Stars received $30,000. Because the AFC won the game, the Pro Bowl is now tied at 22 wins a piece since the AFC-NFC merger in 1970.
The 2017 Pro Bowl was held at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida. The National Anthem was performed by Olivia Holt and the referee was Jerome Boger. Attendance at the 2017 Pro Bowl is yet to be determined.
Andy Reid of the Kansas City Chiefs was named the head coach of the AFC All-Stars. Jason Garrett of the Dallas Cowboys was named the head coach of the NFC All-Stars.
The 97th NFL season will come to a close next Sunday with Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium in Houston featuring the AFC champion, the New England Patriots taking on the NFC champion, the Atlanta Falcons for the ultimate prize...the NFL world championship and the Vince Lombardi trophy!
- AFC Wins the 2017 Pro Bowl