Dolphins WR Brandon Marshall was a TD machine in the Pro Bowl on Sunday in Honolulu, scoring a Pro Bowl-record four touchdowns and leading the AFC to a 59-41 win over the NFC.
Marshall caught six passes altogether for 176 yards, recording a TD reception in each quarter. His 74-yard TD on a pass from Ben Roethlisberger tied the score 14-14 late in the first quarter, and he also hauled in a TD pass from Andy Dalton while lying on his back after it had been deflected by an NFC defender. Marshall was selected as the game's MVP, and his four touchdowns broke the record of three, set by Jimmy Smith in 2004.
While Marshall excelled, Panthers rookie QB Cam Newton struggled. Newton completed only 9-of-27 passes for 186 yards with two TD passes and two interceptions. One of his TD passes was a 55-yarder to teammate Steve Smith.
The AFC's 59 points set a Pro Bowl record, and the 100 points scored by the two teams was the second-highest total ever, seven short of the record 107 scored in 2004.