he NFC did their part. The AFC, not so much. The Nationals took heed to Peyton Manning's comments that the game should be taken more seriously. They walloped the Americans, 62-35, behind their two Super Bowl MVP QBs (Drew Brees and Eli Manning), superstar RB Adrian Peterson and rookie QB sensation Russell Wilson.
"It was a little more high intensity than in years' past," said the Giants' Victor Cruz, as per NFL.com. "It really did feel like a real game out there. People were hitting. It wasn't touch football; guys were laying some licks. It had the energy of a real game. My body feels like it just went through a real game."
Eli threw the most passes for the NFC (16/23, 191 yds, 2 TD, 1 INT) and Cruz led the Nationals with 10 receptions for 96 yards and a TD. Wilson tossed three TDs. Tampa Bay WR Vincent Jackson had 2 TD receptions.
Minnesota TE Kyle Rudolph (5 rec, 122 yds, 1 TD) was named the games's MVP.