2023 NFL Pro Bowl Games: The AFC headlines Derek Carr’s stellar performance on Thursday

The AFC went 9-3 going into the 2023 NFL Pro Bowl games after winning the accurate passes, lightning strike and longest drive events. Here’s what you need to know:

  • The NFC earned three points by winning the Shuffle event.
  • Derek Carr has performed in the accuracy passing competition, leading all QBs with 31 points.
  • The Pro Bowl will continue Sunday with five other events and flag football.

the background

The Pro Bowl is no longer a football game. It now consists of Eight events and skill challenges plus a soccer game. The final day of the competition will air Sunday from 3pm ET to 6pm ET on ESPN and ABC.

Accuracy pass scores

Accurate pass

player Team points

Derek Carr

Asian Football Confederation


Tyler Huntley

Asian Football Confederation


Gino Smith



Trevor Lawrence

Asian Football Confederation


Jared Goff



Kirk Cousins



Longest driving results

Jordan Boyer, Bills Safety, wins the AFC Championship by hitting a golf ball 320 feet. He was the final competitor in the event and beat the Vikings tight end TJ Hockenson for 316 yards.

Lighting round winners

Bengals defensive end Trey Hendrickson partnered with Browns guard Joel Petonio to win this challenge and throw scraps all over NFC head coach Eli Manning. The AFC duo beat Cowboys player Tyler Biedas and Saint De Cameron Jordan.

NFC dominates dribbling

The AFC defense faced the NFC offense in the final Dodgeball game of the night, and the NFC finally got on the scoreboard with a win in the event.

(Photo: Kirby Lee/USA Today)


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