NFL Pro Bowl skills competition live results: Updated standings, winners, highlights from 2023 AFC vs. NFC games

By | February 2, 2023

This year’s Pro Bowl represents something of a crapshoot.

That’s not just because the festivities are taking place at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, mind you. The league has given the annual competition a facelift, hoping to breathe life into an event that has tended to pass by on the calendar life a gentle breeze.

This year’s plans are likely the league’s most ambitious: eight different skills contests, as well as a 7-on-7 flag football game, spread over two days of competition.

It’s being billed as a true, quantifiable way to mark who is truly the cream of the crop in the NFL. And although it likely will have some kinks to work out, it should be nothing if not unique.

MORE: Watch the Pro Bowl skills competition live with fuboTV (free trial in US)

The Sporting News is tracking live results from the Pro Bowl skills competition in Las Vegas. Follow below for updated standings, highlights and results as all the action unfolds at Allegiant Stadium.

NFL Pro Bowl live standings 2023

Event (Day) AFC NFC
Dodgeball (Thursday) 0 3
Lightning round (Thursday) 3 0
Longest drive (Thursday) 3 0
Precision passing (Thursday) 3 0
Best catch (Thursday/Sunday)    
Gridiron gauntlet (Sunday)    
Kick tac toe (Sunday)    
Move the chains (Sunday)    

NFL Pro Bowl skills competition scoring

The winning conference in each skill competition earns three points, with a total of 24 available. The winner of each of the first two flag football games Sunday will earn six points.

Total points from the skills competition and the first two flag football games will be the starting score for the final flag football game. (For instance, if the AFC wins five of the eight skills competitions and the AFC and NFC split the first two flag football games, the score at the start of the final game would be 21-15 AFC.)

MORE: Full lineups for AFC & NFC teams in all eight Pro Bowl skills competitions

Pro Bowl dodgeball results

Dodgeball consists of four teams of six players beaming foam-coated projectiles at one another. Grade school all over again!

Matchup Winner
AFC offense vs. AFC defense AFC defense
NFC offense vs. NFC defense NFC offense
AFC winner vs. NFC winner NFC defense

8:42 p.m.: Killshot after Davis, Barkley and George Kittle gang up on Fitzpatrick. That will do it for Day No. 1 of the Pro Bowl skills competition. NFC gets itself on the board.

8:40 p.m.: Minkah Fitzpatrick vs. the world. This gone be challenging. Eli Manning also calling plays in dodgeball somehow. That’s something else.

8:31 p.m.: Saquon Barkley and DeMario Davis with a classic showing. After an official review on the final throw, though, it seems that Davis got out after hitting Barkley with a headshot. So sad. NFC offense takes the dub. They’ll face the AFC defense to close out the dodgeball event.

8:22 p.m.: Tyreek Hill dropped a pass? Didn’t expect to type those words. Anyways, AFC defense wins.

8:21 p.m.: Josh Jacobs last man standing for AFC’s offense. He not looking good at the moment.

Pro Bowl lightning round results

Lightning round is another camp classic, featuring 40 players (20 from each conference) taking part in a three-part elimination challenge.

Final Matchup Winner
Joel Bitonio/Trey Hendrickson (AFC) vs. Tyler Biadasz/Cameron Jordan (NFC) AFC

8:02 p.m.: These offensive and defensive lineman cannot throw the football. That was hard to watch. Nevertheless, Hendrickson hits the target to dump a bunch of confetti onto Eli Manning. Never thought I’d type those words.

7:53 p.m.: Good thing the censors are working. Could be some colorful language here.

Anyways, Cameron Jordan and Tyler Biadasz are moving on in the lightning round.

7:51 p.m.: Fred Warner the first NFC player to get out on the JUG machine section of this competition. Heartbreaking stuff.

7:47 p.m.: Trey Hendrickson catches his fifth ball from the JUGS machine. Sensational play by the Bengals defensive end. He and Bitonio will advance to the next part of the lightning round.

7:46 p.m.: Bitonio is killing it! He just made a catch with his hand while having two other ones under his arms. Dark horse contender here.

7:45 p.m: Bitonio with another impressive grab, this one with one mitt. That’s how you do it, big fella!

7:44 p.m.: Scratch that…Wyatt Teller lets the ball slip through his grasp. That’s the way the cookie crumbles sometimes.

7:43 p.m.: Joel Bitonio (somehow) makes the snag with his chest, showing that offensive lineman indeed have hands.

7:42 p.m.: Milano the first one to field from the JUGS machine. Solid stuff from the Bills linebacker.

7:35 p.m.: Matt Milano doing a real nice time early. Jeffery Simmons? Not so much. Busted the balloon all across his face. Now his shirt is soaked. Oh well.

7:30 p.m.: Some really nice grabs from a few NFCers, including Commanders wideout Terry McLaurin, who stooped to the turf to snag the water balloon. AFC up now.

Pro Bowl longest drive results

Longest drive is an event built for a PGA champion. Five players from each conference will compete to see who can drive a golf ball the furthest. Is this The Match Vol. 8?

Player Distance
Jordan Poyer (AFC) 320 feet

8:18 p.m.: Bills safety Jordan Poyer puts the team on his back, launching the golf ball 320 feet to capture yet another dub for the AFC. It’s getting unchy for the NFC now.

8:16 p.m.: Golf is hard. Just ask Za’Darius Smith.

Pro Bowl precision passing results

Precision passing is reminiscent of the classic Madden mini games of old. In this version, each of the AFC and NFC’s quarterbacks will attempt to hit targets around the field. Whoever finishes with the most points is the winner.

Player Points
Trevor Lawrence (AFC) 19
Kirk Cousins (NFC) 14
Tyler Huntley (AFC) 21
Geno Smith (NFC) 20
Jared Goff (NFC) 15
Derek Carr (AFC) 31

7:19 p.m.: Derek Carr’s future looks to be elsewhere. But that doesn’t mean he couldn’t tear things up in his home stadium one last time. Notched an eye-opening 31 points to lead the AFC to the dub.

7:17 p.m.: These check downs are making things difficult for QBs early. Jared Goff wasn’t quite hitting the stride on the short and intermediate throws, but did his thing on the lengthy pass.

7:15 p.m.: Geno Smith still hasn’t written back yet. The SN Comeback Player of the Year made some solid throws, finding the five-point target on his very last throw. Still waiting for someone to hit that 10-point long toss, though.

7:11 p.m.: Snoop with a really solid showcase. First QB to hit the drone, which gets the AFC five points. Huntley also nearly sank the 10 point long toss target. What a baller.

7:08 p.m.: Pressure might’ve gotten to Kirk Cousins, who threw some impressive bombs in the back corner of the end zone — some of which overshot the target entirely. 14 points in total for the Viking QB.

7:07 p.m.: Solid opening showing by Trevor Lawrence, who nabbed 19 points to start the competition. Struggled to hit the check downs, surprisingly. Travis Etienne will not like that.

Pro Bowl best catch results

Best catch seems to be the Pro Bowl’s answer to the NBA Slam Dunk contest or MLB’s Home Run Derby. The top vote-getters from each conference will stand in front of a panel of celebrity judges and attempt to make the flashiest catches imaginable. Where’s Jerome Simpson when you need him?

8:35 p.m.: Amon-Ra St. Brown doing his best Gunna impression after making some grabs in the pool. Drip or drown?

8:30 p.m.: J-Jettas love himself a one-handed grab, huh?

7:58 p.m.: Pat Surtain II showing that cornerbacks can make catches, too. The burgeoning star reels in a pass from Matt Leonard on the fly…literally. The was zip-lining down the Fremont Street Experience. That could prove tough to beat.

7:55 p.m.: Stefon Diggs or Frank Ocean? Seems the Bills wideout has a penchant for poolside convos — and catches.

Pro Bowl gridiron gauntlet results

Speed kills in the NFL, as does agility. Both will be put on the test during the gridiron gauntlet, which will see five players from each side competing in a relay race that spans through a harrowing obstacle course.

Results will be updated as events get underway

Pro Bowl kick tac toe results

The games continue for kick tac toe, which will see each side’s kicker, punter and long snapper take part in a giant tic-tac-toe competition.

Results will be updated as events get underway

Pro Bowl move the chains results 

Lastly, players will get a chance to show off their super-human strength with the move the chains challenge, which asks four teams of five players each to pull a weighted wall 10 yards down the field using nothing but first down chains.

Results will be updated as events get underway

NFL Pro Bowl skills competition times, channel, live stream

  • Dates: Thursday, Feb. 2 and Sunday, Feb. 5
  • Times: 7 p.m. ET (Thursday) | 3 p.m. ET (Sunday) 
  • TV channel (U.S.): ESPN (Thursday) | ESPN, ABC, Disney XD (Sunday)
  • TV channel (Canada): TSN1 (Sunday)
  • Live stream: ESPN+, fuboTV

Fans can find all the Pro Bowl skills action on ESPN on Thursday, with Sunday’s events to be broadcast on ABC, ESPN and Disney XD. All competitions can be streamed via ESPN+ and fuboTV, which has a free trial. 

Viewers in Canada can watch Sunday’s competition on TSN1.