A selection of all-stars from the National Football Conference (NFC) battle their American Football Conference (AFC) counterparts in the National Football League’s all-star game, the NFC-AFC Pro Bowl, held annually during the postseason. Currently, the all-stars are voted into the Pro Bowl by the coaches, players and the fans. Since the formal 1970 merger between the NFL and AFL, there have been forty-one (41) Pro Bowl games—21 of which was won by the NFC. As early as 1939 however, there have been “NFL All-Star Games,” the first of which is the match between the New York Giants versus the Pro All-Stars. Pre-merger, the NFL held all-star games as well, pitting conferences against each other—National vs. American then, East vs. West from 1951 to 1970. [betnow] There are a few major rule differences from the Pro Bowl game with the regular American football to encourage a safer game; No motion/shifting by the offense is allowed, a mandatory 4-3 defensive formation and no blitzing are among others rules changed. Since 1980, Pro Bowl games have been held at the Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii except once when it was held at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida in 2010. The next NFC-AFC Pro Bowl is scheduled to happen January 29, 2012 also in Hawaii.
Date Result
January 24, 1971 NFC def. AFC, 27-6
January 23, 1972 AFC def. NFC, 26-13
January 21, 1973 AFC def. NFC, 33-28
January 20, 1974 AFC def. NFC, 15-13
January 20, 1975 NFC def. AFC, 17-10
January 26, 1976 NFC def. AFC, 23-20
January 17, 1977 AFC def. NFC, 24-14
January 23, 1978 NFC def. AFC, 14-13
January 29, 1979 NFC def. AFC, 13-7
January 27, 1980 NFC def. AFC, 37-27
February 1, 1981 NFC def. AFC, 21-7
January 31, 1982 AFC def. NFC, 16-13
February 6, 1983 NFC def. AFC, 20-19
January 29, 1984 NFC def. AFC, 45-3
January 27, 1985 AFC def. NFC, 22-14
February 2, 1986 NFC def. AFC, 28-24
February 1, 1987 AFC def. NFC, 10-6
February 7, 1988 AFC def. NFC, 15-6
January 29, 1989 NFC def. AFC, 34-3
February 4, 1990 NFC def. AFC, 27-21
February 3, 1991 AFC def. NC, 23-21
February 2, 1992 NFC def. AFC, 21-15
February 7, 1993 AFC def. NFC, 23-20 (OT)
February 6, 1994 NFC def. AFC, 17-3
February 5, 1995 AFC def. NFC, 41-13
February 4, 1996 NFC def. AFC, 20-13
February 2, 1997 AFC def. NFC, 26-23 (OT)
February 1, 1998 AFC def. NFC, 29-24
February 7, 1999 AFC def. NFC, 23-10
February 6, 2000 NFC def. AFC, 51-31
February 4, 2001 AFC def. NFC, 38-17
February 9, 2002 AFC def. NFC, 38-30
February 2, 2003 AFC def. NFC, 45-20
February 8, 2004 NFC def. AFC, 55-52
February 13, 2005 AFC def. NFC, 38-27
February 12, 2006 NFC def. AFC, 23-17
February 10, 2007 AFC def. NFC, 31-28
February 10, 2008 NFC def. AFC, 42-30
February 8, 2009 NFC def. AFC, 30-21
January 31, 2010 AFC def. NFC, 41-34
January 30, 2011 NFC def. AFC, 55-41