Five Broncos appeared in the 2013 Pro Bowl, led by starters and team captains Peyton Manning and Champ Bailey. The NFC came away with a 62-35 victory at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu.
Manning opened the game’s scoring with a 6-yard touchdown pass to Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green on a fourth-and-goal play on the AFC’s initial possession.
Bailey tied for third on the team with five defensive tackles and picked up two fumble return yards after taking a lateral from Bills safety Jairus Byrd. Saints quarterback Drew Brees and Vikings running back Adrian Peterson had trouble with a handoff exchange on the first play from scrimmage. Byrd picked up the ball at the NFC 9-yard line before lateraling to Bailey.
That play turned the ball over to the AFC Offense that converted the turnover into a 7-0 lead on the Manning-to-Green scoring strike.
Manning started the game and played about halfway through the second quarter and finished the game 6-of-12 passing for 43 yards with one touchdown and zero interceptions.
Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas ranked second on the AFC with five catches and finished with 52 receiving yards and also made a special-teams tackle in his Pro Bowl debut.
Defensive end Elvis Dumervil posted one defensive stop in the game. Guard Zane Beadles played his first All-Star contest to round out the Broncos’ representation in the game.
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