The NFC jumped out to a quick 42-7 halftime lead, ensuring the game was all-but-over before viewers settled in for the game.
Matt Ryan led the way for the NFC, throwing for 118 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Drew Brees made a late entrance into the game, completing 4-6 passes for 68 yards. Michael Vick, the starter for the NFC, finished with 59 yards on 5-10 passing.
On the ground, it was the Adrian Peterson show as the Minnesota running back carried 14 times for 80 yards and a touchdown. Michael Turner added 53 yards on eight with Steven Jackson adding another 33 yards on six carries. Ovie Mughelli was the only other NFC back to find the end zone, scoring from one yard out.
Roddy White had a team-high 69 yards on five catches for the NFC, but never found the end zone. Tony Gonzalez added 42 yards and a touchdown on three catches. Larry Fitzgerald also caught a touchdown pass.
Philip Rivers led all passers with 192 yards and two touchdowns, but also threw two early interceptions. Matt Cassel also threw two touchdowns and two interceptions, finishing with 95 yards, as well. Peyton Manning was completely ineffective, only throwing for 12 yards and an interception.
Jamaal Charles scored the only rushing touchdown for the AFC and had 70 yards on the ground to lead the team. Reggie Wayne had a game-high 86 yards and a touchdown on five catches. Montell Owens, Alex Mack and Mercedes Lewis also caught touchdowns.
By the time it was all said and done, the NFC walked away with a 55-41 win. DeAngelo Hall took home MVP honors, recording six tackles, an interception and a fumble return for a touchdown.