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Marshall keys Pro Bowl offensive outburst

1/31/2012
Kyle Terada/US Presswire

Brandon Marshall caught four touchdowns to lead the AFC to a Pro Bowl win

1. Brandon Marshall Sets Touchdown Record

Marshall caught four touchdown passes. The touchdown catches came one per quarter and were thrown by three different quarterbacks (Ben Roethlisberger, Philip Rivers and two from Andy Dalton).

The four touchdown catches are the most by a player, rushing or receiving, in one game. Larry Fitzgerald caught three Touchdown passes in Sunday's game. Both he and Marshall are two of just six players to score three-or-more touchdowns in a single Pro Bowl.

It also marks the second time that two players have scored three-or-more touchdowns in the same Pro Bowl. Jimmy Smith and Mike Alstott each had three touchdowns in 2000.

2. The Defenses Rested

The two teams combined to score an even 100 points in the AFC's 59-41 win. The only Pro Bowl where more points were scored was in the 2004 game when the teams combined for 107 points.

The nine highest scoring Pro Bowls have all been since 2000.

Each of the six quarterbacks to play threw two touchdowns (Roethlisberger, Rivers, Dalton, Cam Newton, Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees).

The teams also combined for a Pro bowl record 1,142 yards.

3. Can I Kick It? No, You Can’t

Shane Lechler was selected to his seventh career Pro Bowl. He had an uneventful Sunday though as the AFC never punted.