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By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com
While the NFL brass was busy assessing the future of the NFL Pro Bowl, Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph took to the field and left Honolulu with MVP Honors as the NFC routed the AFC 62-35.
Despite only learning of his first career Pro-Bowl berth less than a week ago, Rudolph made the the most of his limited snaps reeling in 5 passes for 122 yards and one touchdown.
Immediately after the game, much of the attention moved from the performance on the field to the future of the NFL's All-Star show as rumors have pointed towards big changes and maybe even cancellation of future Pro-Bowl events.
''Guys were competing, guys wanted to win and guys want to keep the game here,'' Rudolph told Fox Sports. ''That was the point before the game. We want to keep this game rolling for future Pro Bowlers.''
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell boldly stated that if the effort on the field did not improve at this year's game, they would no longer play the NFL Pro-Bowl each year in Hawaii. Decisions will likely be made on the future of the game in the next handful of months.
Here's how other Minnesota Vikings fared in Sunday's game:
- Adrian Peterson - five carries for 13 yards
- Jerome Felton - four carries for 18 yards and 1TD
- Blair Walsh - 2/2 field goals (48 & 26), 8/8 extra points
- Chad Greenway - 2 tackles
- Jared Allen - 1 tackle