Fitzgerald Leads NFC to 30-21 Win

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 8, 2009 8:47 PM CST

(Newser) – Larry Fitzgerald caught five passes for 81 yards and two touchdowns, 44-year-old John Carney kicked two fourth-quarter field goals, and the NFC rallied to a 30-21 Pro Bowl victory over the AFC today in Honolulu. The Arizona Cardinals' All-Pro receiver, coming off a record-breaking postseason and a spectacular Super Bowl in a loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, earned MVP honors, the AP reports.

Said Fitzgerald's teammate Kurt Warner: "I would've liked to have won last week and not this week, if I could switch them out." Eli Manning, making his Pro Bowl debut, was 8-of-14 for 111 yards. While big brother Peyton had better stats, 12-of-17 for 151 yards and a TD, Eli got the win. "It's not about beating my brother, it's just about having fun," said the Giants signal-caller.