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Mac Jones Hits ‘The Griddy,’ J.C. Jackson Picks Off Russell Wilson: How Patriots Players Did in Pro Bowl

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The Pro Bowl featured four New England Patriots in the high scoring, two hand touch bout between the AFC and NFC that took place in Las Vegas. Mac Jones, J.C. Jackson, Matt Judon, and Matthew Slater all played a role in the 41-35 win for some of the best players in the AFC.

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In his third straight Pro Bowl and 10th overall, Slater actually got some snaps at cornerback after making it to the game for his work on special teams. While he was not able to stop CeeDee Lamb on a successful two-point conversion for the NFC squad, he likely played more than he expected going into the week, as there are not any special teams for him to play for the exhibition game. 

Judon and Jackson both played significant roles on defense for the star-filled roster with Judon leading the AFC squad with six tackles, while Jackson intercepted a Russell Wilson pass intended for Kyle Juszczyk pass in the end zone. 

Jones, the sole Patriot to get snaps for the AFC offense, led the team in pass attempts and passing yards going 12-for-16 for 112 yards. The rookie threw connected with Diontae Johnson for the two-point conversion early in the second quarter and with Hunter Renfrow for a touchdown early in the second half finishing off an impressive drive. While Jones also got sacked three times for 10 yards and threw a pick to Trevon Diggs, it was an impressive performance among the sport’s best. 

Jones also delivered quite the version of the Griddy after what he thought was a long touchdown run, but it was called back as he had been lightly tapped in the back, which in pro bowl terms is a tackle. 

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