T.Y. Hilton stole the show at the Pro Bowl on Sunday as he was the AFC’s leading receiver in their 24-23 victory.
The AFC fell behind 20-3 at the end of the first half as it looked like the NFC was going to cruise to an easy Pro Bowl victory. However, the AFC didn’t give up and scored 21 second half points including Delanie Walker’s game-winning touchdown reception with 1:31 left in the game.
T.Y. Hilton was one of the main contributors to the AFC’s success as he led all receivers with 98 yards receiving on 4 receptions.
Hilton was not included on the initial Pro Bowl rosters, but he took A.J. Green’s spot on the team as Green was unable to participate due to an injury. The AFC squad was sure glad they tabbed Hilton as Green’s replacement after his scintillating performance on Sunday.
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Jack Doyle also earned a spot on the AFC team as he replaced Rob Gronkowski who is currently preparing to play for the Patriots in Super Bowl 52.
Doyle had 2 receptions for 17 yards in his first Pro Bowl appearance.
While it was a disappointing season for just about everyone in the Colts organization, Doyle and Hilton made the most out of what was a difficult situation. They were each incredibly reliable targets for backup quarterback Jacoby Brissett all year long, and the passing game would have absolutely crumbled if it wasn’t for there performances.
Now Hilton and Doyle head into an offseason where they will be learning a new offensive system under Josh McDaniels, and they will hopefully get some practice reps with a healthy Andrew Luck.