The NFC spent the second half of the Pro Bowl running out the clock in garbage time after building up a 42-7 halftime lead, and in the fourth quarter even FOX’s Jay Glazer got in on the action for the NFC side.
Glazer was patrolling the sideline when he got permission from Falcons coach Mike Smith to call a play for the NFC team. The play was supposed to be a go route from Drew Brees to Calvin Johnson, but Johnson was on the sideline and already done for the day, so they settled for a pass down the field to Jason Witten.
The play turned into a strange one: Witten caught the pass but then dropped the ball as he was getting tackled, and Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather picked up the loose ball and took it the other way. Meriweather, who during the regular season became one of the poster boys for helmet-to-helmet hits, then got knocked to the ground courtesy of a helmet-to-helmet hit from Carolina’s Jordan Gross.
And then that fumble and the Meriweather return were waved off, as the officials ruled that Witten had been down by contact.
That NFC drive featuring Glazer’s cameo as offensive coordinator led to a field goal that made the score 48-28, NFC. The ensuing kickoff was then disrupted by some fans running onto the field and being tackled by police. As the police escorted the fans off the field, Darnell Dockett was shown lying on the ground, laughing hysterically.
Everyone is laughing at this mess of a game.