2011 Pro Bowl: NFC Ties Scoring Record With Pick-Six; Cassel Throws A Late Touchdown

The Pro Bowl has been out of hand for about the last two hours, but we do have some noteworthy news to pass along. With the last interception return for a touchdown, the NFC has tied the all-time high score in the Pro Bowl. In the fourth quarter, the NFC is cruising, leading the AFC by a 55-28 margin.

They got there with 38-yard David Akers field goal in the fourth, followed almost immediately by a Jon Beason interception. Beason took it to the house, rumbling 49 yards for the score to tie the record, set by the 2004 NFC team. The interception was the fifth by an AFC quarterback so far, and the sixth in the game. In total, the two teams have combined for eight turnovers, three of which have been returned for scores.

The AFC added a quick touchdown following the interception return when Matt Cassel recovered to find Montell Owens in the end zone. The touchdown capped a six play, 56 yard drive spanning 1:38.

With under two minutes to go in the Pro Bowl, the AFC trails the NFC, 55-35.

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