The NFC is dominating the Pro Bowl in Hawaii early, jumping out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. Ovie Mughelli got the scoring started, plunging into the end zone from a yard out with 3:20 to go in the first quarter. London Fletcher intercepted Philip Rivers on the AFC’s next drive, setting up a 13-yard Adrian Peterson touchdown run to put the NFC up 14.
The NFC defense has dominated early in the first quarter, intercepting Rivers twice. On the final play of the quarter, Rivers took a shot at the end zone, but DeAngelo Hall stepped in front of the pass to pick it off. Rivers finished the quarter with 35 passing yards and those two interceptions.
Michael Vick fared better to start the game, completing 5-10 passes for 59 yards. Peterson leads all rushers early with 33 yards and a touchdown. Michael Turner added 15 yards on three carries in the first quarter. Roddy White has a game-high 23 yards on two catches.
Interceptions are aplenty in the Pro Bowl, with two in the first quarter and two more early in the second. Matt Ryan took over for Vick, promptly throwing an interception on his first pass. Peyton Manning, in for Rivers to start the quarter, returned the favor shortly thereafter as Brent Grimes picked him off.
16 minutes in and we’ve already seen four turnovers as the secondaries are having a field day. Keep in mind the defensive schemes are as basic as they come, with no press coverage or blitzing allowed.
With just over 13 minutes to go in the half, the NFC is up on the AFC, 14-0. For more on the game, check out our Pro Bowl StoryStream.