Moorman shines in Pro Bowl loss

Buffalo Bills punter Brian Moorman made the best of his first Pro Bowl appearance Sunday in Hawaii.

Despite the AFC succumbing to the NFC 23-17, it wasn't due to poor field position as a result of special teams.

Moorman had 4 punts on the day, averaging 48.5 yards per punt.

The first punt came on the opening drive. The Colt's Peyton Manning drove the AFC to the 46 before the 5-play drive stalled at the NFC 46. Moorman coffin-cornered the kick and rolled it out at the one yard line.

The second punt of the game came early in the second quarter. At the AFC 43 yard line, Moorrman again pinned the AFC deep in their own territory with a 43 yard kick that rolled to the NFC 13 yard line where Jerome Mathis of the Texans downed it.

Late in the third Moorman, unloaded a monster- a 59 yard rocket that resulted in a return of a loss of six yards. The final punt of the game was another beauty, a 49 yarder. Moorman also saw duty as the AFC's field goal holder. He and the only other Bills participant, long snapper Mike Schneck, executed 2 perfect extra point and one field goal attempt for former Buffalo Bills kicker Shayne Graham.

The Bills punter also raised eyebrows earlier in the week in the Open Field competition as part of the annual Pro Bowl Skills Challenge. Moorman finished the obstacle course 3.5 seconds ahead of the event's winner, the Colt's LB Cato June, but was assessed a 5-second penalty for taking a shortcut in the course that eliminated a heavy obstacle. The penalty removed him from first and placed him 4th overall in the event.


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