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Fletcher, NFC Fall to AFC In Pro Bowl Slugfest


It was appropriate that London Fletcher, the NFL's leading tackler last season, should end the Pro Bowl as one of the game's top tacklers as well.

Fletcher finished with seven tackles in the NFC' 59-41 loss to the AFC.

The tackles total led the NFC and was second-most in the game, trailing only Denver's Von Miller who had eight tackles.

Fletcher also recorded a special teams tackle on a punt return, dragging down Pittsburgh Steelers' Antonio Brown to prevent a touchdown.

Defense was not exactly a priority in the annual all-star game, but Fletcher still acquitted himself well.

Fletcher was the Redskins' lone representative at the Pro Bowl. He was making his third consecutive appearance.

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall, a former Mike Shanahan draft pick while in Denver, set a new Pro Bowl record with four touchdown catches, earning MVP honors.

The two all-star teams combined for a Pro Bowl record 100 points.

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