The revamped NFL Pro Bowl looks to be here to stay.
Instead of playing an actual football game where the players barely tackle each other.
The NFL decided to shift the Pro Bowl into a flag football event, where the skill players can still show off without having to get tackled.
Within the Pro Bowl games, there were many different events where each conference can earn points.
Then the most points at the end would crown the winner of the Pro Bowl.
Three flag games were worth six points each.
It came down to the final game, where the winning team would take home the crown.
In a back-and-forth battle with much more offense than defense, the NFC was able to win the final game 35-33.
The coach of the NFC team was Eli Manning, with his brother Peyton, coaching the AFC.
It was Eli who came out on top in the battle for bragging rights.
"I'm so much better at coaching than Peyton, it's unbelievable." 😂
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Believe it or not, these flag games were much more competitive than the actual football game we saw in recent years.
Part of the motivation could have been the payday the winning team was set to receive.
The NFC is walking home with $84,000 for each player after the win, compared to the AFC players getting $42,000.
It seems likely that the NFL will continue to use this format going forward.
Most of the players seemed to enjoy it, and it is much better than the actual game we saw in years past.
The NFL could even add a few more events around the flag games, to give the fans more to look forward to.NEXT: Sean Payton Continues To Build A Personalized Staff