Pro Bowl 2012 Score Update: AFC Holds 45-35 Lead In Fourth Quarter

In the third quarter of the 2012 NFL Pro Bowl, some exciting football broke out for a bit, largely in spite of itself. Despite the players' best effort to plod through the entire event, the action picked up quite a bit after halftime.

The AFC and NFC teams were tied 28-28 at halftime, but the scoring started quickly as the AFC took the lead on a 37-yard Sebastian Janikowski field goal. A minute later, the third-quarter NFC quarterback, Cam Newton, aired out a 55-yard pass to Steve Smith.

The NFC remained on top, 35-31 until Brandon Marshall caught his third touchdown of the game, from his third passer, Andy Dalton. The 47-yard pass was the definition of a circus catch and put the AFC back on top, 38-35.

Early in the fourth quarter, Vonta Leach rushed in from the goal line to extend the AFC lead.

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