Bills have fun in the sun

Though none of them started, the Bills' four representatives had modest success in helping the AFC whip the NFC 45-20 in Sunday's Pro Bowl.

Travis Henry had just 12 yards rushing on seven carries and one catch for 13 yards, but his pass reception was good for a second-quarter touchdown. He released out of the backfield to the right of center, then ran across to his left, took the pass from Oakland's Rich Gannon and plowed into the end zone to help the AFC to a 21-3 lead.

After that, Drew Bledsoe took over at quarterback. He led the offense to the second touchdown of the game by Pro Bowl MVP Ricky Williams, then completed a pass to Kansas City's Tony Gonzalez that set up a third-quarter field goal by New England's Adam Vinatieri and a 31-6 lead.

Bledsoe, however, completed just 9 of 19 passes for 125 yards. He threw an interception by Philadelphia's Troy Vincent in the end zone on a deep pass for teammate Eric Moulds. Bledsoe also had some confusion as to which side of the formation a couple of plays were going to -- including the Williams touchdown.

Bledsoe did have a good line on the sideline, when he reminded a miked-up Peyton Manning that he, Bledsoe, led the league in third-and-one rushing conversions after the Indianapolis quarterback had failed to get his team a first down in a short-yardage situation.

Moulds caught just two passes for 23 yards. One was on a good one-handed catch. He reached the end zone one other time, in the fourth quarter, only to have another Eagle, Bobby Taylor, knock Manning's pass from Moulds' hands.

Guard Ruben Brown also played for the AFC offense in his seventh consecutive Pro Bowl.

The four Pro Bowlers were Buffalo's most since six Bills (including Brown and Moulds) traveled to Hawaii after the 1998 season.


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