Honolulu, HI -- If play didn't improve commissioner Roger Goodell threatened to expunge the Pro Bowl.
The motivated players didn't want to be known as the group to lead to the game's cancellation and take away an honor for future participants.
Scoring was still aplenty, although effort was shown throughout in the NFC's 62-35 victory over the AFC.
The NFC's 62 points was a new Pro Bowl single-game mark, set last season by the AFC, who tallied 59 points.
Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph, a late entrant for Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez, was named the game's MVP with a touchdown and 122 yards receiving on five receptions.
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