Loveland Reporter-Herald

Myles Garrett injured


For Kirk Cousins, it wasn’t quite the Nfl-record 33-point comeback against the Indianapol­is Colts to win the NFC North.

However, Cousins was the quarterbac­k for the third and final flag football game at the Pro Bowl on Sunday for a reason.

NFC coach Eli Manning wanted Cousins in that spot to decide the overall winner, and the Minnesota Vikings QB responded by throwing three touchdowns passes to rally the NFC to a 35-33 victory over the AFC in the Pro Bowl Games and end that conference’s fivegame losing streak.

Cousins completed 15 of 19 passes for 150 yards in the NFL’S reformatte­d allstar contest, which gave the NFC the victory.

“It’s hard to wait around that long to play, but I appreciate Eli letting me be the third guy and fun to go in there and be the closer,” Cousins said.

Based on the earlier flag games and skills competitio­ns, the AFC took a 2115 lead into the final flag game.

The Pro Bowl changed its format this season, eliminatin­g the traditiona­l game and replacing it with three flag games played on a 50yard field and a series of skills competitio­ns.

Each of the first two flag games was worth six points and each skills event was three. The total points were accumulate­d to form the score entering the final flag game.

Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams noticed the NFC took the game more seriously than expected, such as sending Cowboys safety Kavontae Turpin at the quarterbac­k.

“Hopefully, next year the NFC will actually play some man and not sit back in Cover-2 the whole time and blitz one of the fastest men in the league,” Adams said. “Interestin­g technique by them, but it was still a good time.”

The Cleveland Browns, however, announced defensive end Myles Garrett dislocated a toe Sunday, but X-rays were negative.

Garrett played with a sprained shoulder this season from a car accident in September, but still had a team-record 16 sacks.

Injuries were something the NFL hoped to avoid by switching to this new format.

Though tackling wasn’t allowed, Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey leveled Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill at the goal line.

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