The AFC beat the NFC 38-30 in Sunday’s 2020 Pro Bowl in Orlando, FL and all four Pittsburgh Steelers players who played in that contest registered some sort of defensive stat and one even scored a touchdown.
Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt returned a fumbled football 82 yards for a touchdown with 10:29 left in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s Pro Bowl and cornerback Joe Haden intercepted a pass from Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott with 1:28 left in the third quarter. Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick was credited with a tackle and a pass defensed in his first Pro Bowl appearance while defensive tackle Cameron Heyward was also credited with one tackle and a pass defensed in Sunday’s AFC Pro Bowl win.
Watt’s fumble recovery for an 82-yard defensive touchdown came after Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins was stripped sacked by Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Calais Campbell. Watt scooped up the loose football at the AFC’s 18-yard-line and ran untouched 82 yards for the score. He playfully taunted a chasing Cousins with the football on his way to the end zone.
Haden also was credited with two total tackles in Sundays Pro bowl to go along with his interception.
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, who threw for 185 yards and two touchdowns on 16 completions in Sunday’s game, was named the offensive MVP of the 2020 Pro Bowl. Campbell, on the other hand, was named the defensive MVP of the annual NFL all-star game.
Under terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, each player on today’s winning AFC team receives $70,000, while each player on the losing NFC team gets $35,000.