Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall caught a Pro Bowl-record four touchdown passes, as the AFC downed the NFC, 59-41, Sunday at Aloha Stadium.
Marshall had six catches for 177 yards — the second-most in Pro Bowl history, earning MVP honors for the effort.
Ben completed 6-of-11 passes for 181 yards and two touchdowns, including a 74-yarder to Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall. Philip Rivers also had a pair of touchdown passes.
Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees both threw two touchdowns for the NFC.
Panthers rookie Cam Newton, pitted against Dalton for the entire second half, threw two touchdowns but had three interceptions in his Pro Bowl debut. Arizona’s Larry Fitzgerald nearly matched Brandon Marshall, reeling in six passes for 111 yards and three scores in defeat.
Quote of the Day:
“You know what? I wanted it. It’s a Pro Bowl. Some guys are playing 100 (percent), some guys are playing 90, some guys aren’t playing at all, but it means a lot to be up in the rafters with some of these guys.
“It says a lot when you’re playing with those guys (Roethlisberger, Rivers & Dalton) playing quarterback. They put it up and I made the play. So hats off to those guys.” — Brandon Marshall, Pro Bowl MVP, during post-game comments.
Missed the game? Read the Honolulu Star Advertiser play-by-play game description.
Video of Ben’s TD pass to AJ Green here, and his TD pass to Brandon Marshall here.
Photos from the game here and here.