4:30 PM ET, February 8, 2009
HONOLULU -- With a huge red lei around his neck and a wide grin that could have stretched across Oahu, Larry Fitzgerald held up the gleaming, silver MVP trophy. It sparkled in the sunshine as much as his game.
• Larry Fitzgerald became the first player in Cardinals franchise history to win Pro Bowl MVP as he caught five passes for 81 yards and two touchdowns. Counting this game, Fitzgerald has scored at least one TD in each of his last seven games, totaling 12 in that span.
• The NFC has won three of the last four Pro Bowls.
• John Carney, the oldest player in the game's history, was 3-for-3 on field goals.
• The AFC held the edge in first downs (26-16) and total yards (415-309), but they had three turnovers (two INTs and one fumble).
-- ESPN research
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.4||5.4|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||07:44||Tony Gonzalez 19 Yd Pass From Peyton Manning (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)||0||7|
|FG||10:42||John Carney 37 Yd||3||7|
|TD||00:28||Owen Daniels 9 Yd Pass From Kerry Collins (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)||3||14|
|TD||00:00||Larry Fitzgerald 46 Yd Pass From Drew Brees (John Carney Kick)||10||14|
|TD||02:24||Adrian Peterson 10 Yd Run (John Carney Kick)||17||14|
|TD||06:59||Le'Ron McClain 5 Yd Run (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)||17||21|
|TD||04:03||Larry Fitzgerald 2 Yd Pass From Eli Manning (John Carney Kick)||24||21|
|FG||02:06||John Carney 48 Yd||27||21|
|FG||00:32||John Carney 26 Yd||30||21|