Green Bay DE Aaron Kampman chases down Indianapolis QB Peyton Manning for a 20-yard loss after Manning scooped up a fumble on a bad shotgun snap.
Technically, the first one wasn't a sack. But the second one certainly was.
Green Bay defensive end Aaron Kampman, playing in his second straight Pro Bowl, made two significant defensive plays in the NFC's victory over the AFC on Sunday in Honolulu, where he, three other Packers teammates, and the entire Green Bay coaching staff contributed to the NFC's 42-30 triumph over the AFC.
On the game's opening series, it appeared Kampman had a sack when a bad shotgun snap eluded Indianapolis quarterback Peyton Manning. Manning scooped up the ball on the run, and Kampman chased him down for a 20-yard loss.
Officially, the play went only as a tackle for Kampman and not a sack, though. The bad snap made it an aborted play, so statistically speaking it was one of Kampman's three tackles on the day.
His last tackle was a sack, however. With the AFC trying to rally from the 12-point deficit on its final drive of the fourth quarter, Kampman knifed through the defense to sack Cleveland quarterback Derek Anderson on first down for an 11-yard loss.
That final possession ended with an interception by Minnesota's Darren Sharper, preserving the NFC victory.
Green Bay teammate Al Harris, playing in his first Pro Bowl, was credited with five tackles, all solo, tying Seattle cornerback Marcus Trufant for a team-high. Three of Harris' tackles came against Indianapolis receiver Reggie Wayne, one against Cincinnati's Chad Johnson, and the other on Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, whom Harris ran out of bounds on a scramble.
On offense, Green Bay receiver Donald Driver and offensive tackle Chad Clifton both made an impact.
Clifton was the lone backup at offensive tackle behind Dallas' Flozell Adams and Washington's Chris Samuels, and he helped the NFC rush for 169 yards, with 129 coming from Minnesota's Adrian Peterson, the game MVP. The NFC also allowed just one sack.
Driver made two catches for 31 yards, both on NFC scoring drives. His first catch came late in the first half. With Seattle quarterback Matt Hasselbeck running the two-minute drill, Driver converted a third-and-4 with a 15-yard catch-and-run, giving the NFC a first down at the AFC 17-yard line. Two plays later, Hasselbeck found Washington tight end Chris Cooley for a touchdown to bring the NFC within 27-21 at halftime.
Driver's second catch came on the final scoring drive of the game. With the NFC leading 35-20, Tampa Bay quarterback Jeff Garcia found Driver for 16 yards to move the offense across midfield and pick up a first down. Five plays later, Peterson ran it in from 6 yards out to make it 42-30.