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Looking Back at the 2018 Pro Bowl

Posted Jan 30, 2018

A collection of our coverage down in Orlando

The AFC defeated the NFC, 24-23, in the Pro Bowl on Sunday to complete a week of festivities that brought some of the league’s best players together in Orlando, Fla.

That included three members of the Kansas City Chiefs, each of which brought their own personality to the week’s events.

One of those players, tailback Kareem Hunt, was enjoying his first trip to the Pro Bowl after a record-shattering rookie campaign.

We wired Hunt for sound throughout his first practice and caught up with him afterwards.

Another young player, wide receiver Tyreek Hill, made a second-straight trip to Orlando following a 1,000-yard season through the air. We talked to Hill and several of his peers about his evolution into a true No. 1 receiver after the second day of practice.

Both Hill and Hunt found the time to have a little fun after the second day of practice with an impromptu field goal competition. 

Getting Hunt and Hill the ball all season long was quarterback Alex Smith, who represented Kansas City in the Pro Bowl for a third time in his five seasons with the Chiefs. Smith discussed what makes the event unique and how it was special to share it with his teammates.

It wasn’t just the players, either, as the Chiefs sent a fourth Pro Bowler to Orlando in Equipment Manager Allen Wright. A Chiefs’ employee for 35 years, Wright was working the event as a reward for being named the NFL’s Equipment Manager of the Year.

Chiefs’ Cheerleader Ashley was also in Orlando throughout the week representing Chiefs Kingdom.

It all led up to the game at Camping World Stadium on Sunday, where Smith led all passers with 131 yards and a touchdown.


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