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NFC Defeats AFC 30-21 in NFL 2009 Pro Bowl

Now that the NFL Pro Bowl game is completed the NFL season is officially over, it’s time to exchange last-second fieldLarry Fitzgerald - Arizona Cardinals goals and zebras tossing yellow hankies for LeBron slam dunks and NHL hockey brawls.

Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald continued his dominance in the NFL by winning the Pro Bowl MVP after catching 5 passes for 81 yards and 2 TD’s including a 46-yarder from Drew Brees and a 2-yarder from Eli Manning.

Placekicker 44-year-old John Carney was a perfect 3 out of 3 in field goal attempts pacing the NFC over the AFC 30-21. Carney is the oldest player ever to suit up in a Pro Bowl.

Brothers Peyton and Eli Manning were the first sibling combo to ever play in a Pro Bowl game and although Peyton had the better stats (12-of-17 for 151 yards 1 TD), Eli (8-of-14 for 111 yards 1 TD 1 INT)took home the victory.

Next year’s Pro Bowl will be played in Miami the week prior to the Super Bowl.

For video highlights go to NFL.com.

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NFL Pro Bowl selections and surprises

Selections were announced for the NFL Pro Bowl game on Tuesday and here’s a quick run-down.

(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)The N.Y. Jets had the most selections with seven and QB Brett Favre who leads the league in interceptions is on that list.

There are 17 first time appearances for the AFC and 14 for the NFC.

Titans RB Chris Johnson is the only rookie selected.

Both Mannings will participate. QB Peyton is starting for the AFC while QB Eli is on the NFC squad.

The combined age of the NFC kickers is 86 years (see below).

Teams not represented are Detroit, Jacksonville, Cincinnati and St. Louis.

Players not selected included Cowboys QB Tony Romo and pot-stirrer WR T.O.

A few comeback players are also joining the NFC team.

Topping that list is 44-year-old John Carney who actually put on the pads early in the season to play “fill-in” for a few games while the Giants’ starting placekicker Lawrence Tynes was nursing an injury.

Carney responded by kicking 27 of 29 field goals and his only two misses were blocked. The kicker has remained in the position on a full-time basis and was rewarded by being selected to represent the NFC this year. Carney, the oldest player ever selected for the game, will be joined by teammate 42-year-old punter Jeff Feagles.

Arizona Cardinals QB Kurt Warner who joined the Cardinals to mentor young Heisman Trophy winner Matt Leinart finds himself in the limelight again after rebooting his career in the desert.

Warner, who has passed for 4,290 this season and led his team to a guaranteed home playoff game, will start for the NFC. He will have familiar targets as teammates, WR Anquan Boldin and WR Larry Fitzgerald both were voted in.

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