Walker Named Pro Bowl Offensive MVP

ORLANDO-There's a lot to be decided before next season's Pro Bowl, including where the National Football League intends to hold it, but some players undoubtedly have their minds set on getting there after watching Sunday's game. Read on for six takeaways from the Pro Bowl. Last year's contest featured Dak Prescott, Dez Bryant, Ezekiel Elliott, Tyron Smith, Zach Martin, Sean Lee and Frederick.

The pass-catchers and running backs could play on defense or the offensive line, while the linemen get their chance to run routes and catch passes.

Travis Frederick saw some snaps at center, while free agent to-be DeMarcus Lawrence recorded one tackle. If you wanted a close game that came down to the wire, you got what you wanted.

The Dolphins were frustrated this year when safety Reshad Jones was the only one selected; receiver Jarvis Landry was added a replacement for injured all-star DeAndre Hopkins. Surrounded by superstars at the pinnacle of their respective positions, Walker outproduced all the bigger names like Antonio Brown, Le'Veon Bell, and T.Y. Hilton after being named an "alternate" for the Pro Bowl. The ensuing extra point gave the AFC the 24-23 lead and eventual victory.

Titans tight end Walker caught two touchdown passes to ensure it was the AFC who broke clear in the all-time rivalry between the conferences, which had entered the weekend in Orlando all square at 22 wins apiece. Former Super Bowl MVP and Denver Broncos star linebacker Von Miller was able to force Los Angeles Rams rookie Jared Goff into fumbling when Miller applied pressure from the edge.


Heyward, the Steelers lone defensive player in Sunday's game, registered four total tackles and a sack in his first Pro Bowl appearance of his career.

The viewership and ratings of the Pro Bowl have continued to drop over the last several years.

So it should come as no surprise that after the score - and before Smith slipped on his red baseball cap, signifying the end of his night - the two shared one final laugh. This marks the second season the game will be played in Orlando. The AFC's quarterbacks combined to throw three picks - Carr, Alex Smith, and Ben Roethlisberger all had one - while Russell Wilson threw the NFC's lone interception (Goff and Drew Brees did not get picked off).

But the most-fun interception of the afternoon belonged to the AFC.


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