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Schaub, AFC beat NFC 41-34 in Pro Bowl

MIAMI — In its new role as a warmup to the Super Bowl, the Pro Bowl became a series of wind sprints.

Long gains were the rule and hard hitting was the exception as the AFC beat the NFC 41-34 on Sunday night.

Light showers fell for much of the game, stirring memories of a rainy Super Bowl in Miami three years ago. But uniforms remained mostly spotless, with more pushing and shoving than tackling.

Matt Schaub of the Houston Texans threw for 189 yards and two AFC scores, and was chosen the most valuable player.

“This is a game you watch as a kid and you hope to be able to play in,” Schaub said.

Aaron Rodgers also threw two touchdown passes, and NFC teammate DeSean Jackson had two scoring catches.