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1973 Pro Bowl
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AFC 0 10 10 13


NFC 14 0 0 14


Date January 21, 1973
Stadium Texas Stadium, Irving, Texas
MVP O. J. Simpson (Buffalo Bills)
National anthem
Coin toss
Referee Dick Jorgensen
Attendance 47,879
Network CBS
Announcers Frank Glieber, Alex Hawkins & Bruce Roberts
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The 1973 Pro Bowl was the NFL's 23rd annual all-star game which featured the outstanding performers from the 1972 season. The game was played on Sunday, January 21, 1973, at the Texas Stadium in Irving, Texas. The final score was AFC 33, NFC 28. O. J. Simpson of the Buffalo Bills was named the game's Most Valuable Player.[1]

Attendance at the game was 47,879.[2] Chuck Noll of the Pittsburgh Steelers coached the AFC while the NFC was led by the Dallas Cowboys' Tom Landry.[3] The game's referee was Dick Jorgensen.[2]

Players on the winning AFC team received $2,000 apiece while the NFC participants each took home $1,500.[4]


  1. "AFC holds off NFC by 33–28". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. AP: p. 16. January 22, 1973. Retrieved January 18, 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "1973 Pro Bowl game book" (PDF). NFL Game Statistics & Information. National Football League. Archived from the original on January 30, 2012. Retrieved January 30, 2012.
  3. "The 1973 Pro Bowl". Bolding Sports Research. Archived from the original on January 18, 2012. Retrieved January 18, 2012.
  4. "NFL Pro Bowl history". Archived from the original on January 16, 2012. Retrieved January 31, 2012.

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