January 27, 2013; Honolulu, HI, USA; NFC tight end Kyle Rudolph of the Minnesota Vikings (82) raises keys to a new car after winning the MVP trophy after the 2013 Pro Bowl against the AFC at Aloha Stadium. The NFC defeated the AFC 62-35. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Pro Bowl 2013: Kyle Rudolph Named MVP

Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph was named the Pro Bowl MVP after the NFC trounced the AFC by a score of 62-35. On op of a nifty trophy, Rudolph received the keys to a brand spanking new car. Rudolph finished the game with five catches for 122 yards and a touchdown. He was consistently burning AFC linebackers throughout the night.

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Rudolph’s performance was one of the highlights of a Pro Bowl game that featured improved effort over the previous years and gave Vikings fans something to be excited about heading in to next season — other than their stud running back Adrian Peterson.

While there is still some room for improvement in the game, the players seemed to have received NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s memo about scrapping the free trip to Hawaii if the player’s effort was not raised.

For the AFC, Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver AJ Green was the star. He recorded three touchdowns.

With the Pro Bowl now in the books, all attention will turn to Super Bowl XLVII. We are now just one week away from the big game. The San Francisco 49ers landed in New Orleans at 7:00 pm ET today and Baltimore is scheduled to land tomorrow afternoon.

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