Since St. Louis Rams RB Steven Jackson’s touchdown late in the second quarter, the AFC has gone on a 28-3 tear. Could we be witnessing the greatest Pro Bowl comeback of all time? If I type questions like that to myself, covering this game will feel so much more exciting!
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers has thrown two touchdowns now, the most recent a 28-yarder into Jacksonville Jaguars TE Marcedes Lewis’ hands. Rivers is putting together a regular game’s worth of stats, throwing for 171 yards and two scores, but those two picks are going to keep him out of MVP consideration. That’s about all that’s left to play for here.
The AFC has actually pulled within about 50 yards of the NFC, but those five turnovers put the game out of reach.
It took the NFC’s coaches until the end of the third quarter to let New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees play — shocking and purely coincidental oversight by the Atlanta Falcons coaching staff, of course.