Darren Sharper and Koren Robinson both helped contribute to the NFC winning 23-17 at the Pro Bowl Sunday in Honolulu -- with K-Rob returning kicks and Sharper returning picks.
Sharper had three tackles in the game, but his biggest contribution came on a play in which he had to get tackled. With two minutes left in the first half and the AFC leading 10-3, Sharper intercepted Colts QB Peyton Manning at the NFC 33-yard line on a pass intended for Tony Gonzalez of the Chiefs. Sharper, who has the most interceptions in the NFL since 1998 by a large margin, returned the interception 35 yards -- from the NFC 33-yard line to the AFC 32. While the interception didn't lead directly to points, it pinned the AFC deep in its own territory and, when Manning threw his third interception of the half a minute later, the NFC got a touchdown late in the half to tie the score at 10-10.
Koren Robinson saw extended duty on special teams and returning kickoffs, finishing the game with four kick returns for an average of 23.5 yards per return -- including a long of 30.
The game was marred with several mistakes. The AFC had six turnovers in the game and for those who felt compelled to gamble on the game, the AFC didn't cover the four-point spread for which they were the favorite and the 40 combined points between the two teams came up 29 points short of the over-under total of 69 points.
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