NFL commissioner Roger Goodell threatened to cancel future Pro Bowls if the players didn't pick up the effort. He got his wish -- for the most part.

The NFC won 62-35 and the game didn't have any blatant episodes of guys loafing like the 2012 version. Part of that can be attributed to Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, who spoke to the entire group of participants and called the last two years "unacceptable."

"Peyton said some things and guys took it personal," Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson said during a sideline interview.

Peterson's teammate, Viking tight end Kyle Rudolph, was named Pro Bowl MVP after catching five balls for 122 yards during a second-quarter stretch when the NFC pulled away.