Delanie Walker scores first TD as AFC wins in Pro Bowl

Delanie Walker scores first TD as AFC wins in Pro Bowl

Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker scored the first touchdown of the game in helping the AFC to a 20-13 victory over the NFC in the 2017 Pro Bowl Sunday night in Orlando, Fla.

Walker caught a 26-yard touchdown pass from Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith in the second quarter to cap a five-play, 56-yard, drive.

Walker, one of five Titans in the game, had two catches for 35 yards in the contest, also catching a 9-yard reception in the first half.

As for the other Titans in the game, running back DeMarco Murray ran the ball five times and gained eight yards total. He also lost a fumble after the NFC challenged a ruling on the field that he was down by contact.

Tackle Taylor Lewan started the game at right tackle, and then shifted over to the left side in the second half of the game after starting left tackle Joe Thomas of the Cleveland Browns gave way to Cincinnati’s Andrew Whitworth, who came on and played on the right side.

Defensively, Jurrell Casey had a pass deflection and also had five tackles, while linebacker Brian Orakpo, who played some defensive end in the 4-3 defense run by the AFC had one tackle.

There were two more touchdowns in the second quarter, as Doug Baldwin caught a 47-yard TD pass from Drew Brees to tie the game. The AFC answered, however, with a touchdown throw of 38 yards from Andy Dalton to Travis Kelce.

Both teams added second half field goals, and the NFC threatened with the tying touchdown late in the game, but Kirk Cousins’ pass to Jimmie Graham bounced off the tight end and into the hands of Lorenzo Alexander. Alexander then lateraled the ball to Aqib Talib, who ran 65 yards down to the 12 before fumbling, but recovering the ball after Cousins hustled back to strip it. The AFC retained possession of the ball and ran out the clock.

 

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