The NFC didn't let up in the third quarter, outscoring the AFC 21-7 and took a 52-21 lead.
That limited the number of carries for Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles, who rushed three times for 12 yards. Johnson led the AFC with six tackles, while safety Eric Berry had five, Justin Houston had three and Tamba Hali had 1. Chiefs punter Dustin Colquitt had a 48-yard average in four punts.
Giants wideout Victor Cruz broke a Pro Bowl record with 10 catches. Tampa Bay receiver Vincent Jackson had 91 yards and two touchdowns. Eli Manning threw for 191 yards and two touchdowns, while Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson had three touchdown passes in the second half.
Her name was Sarah Feuerborn at the time, and as a senior at Olathe East, she sat in the freezing seats at Arrowhead Stadium, watching the Chiefs lose to the Indianapolis Colts in the 1995 playoffs.
The game is best remembered in Kansas City for Chiefs kicker Lin Elliott's three missed field goals, but Colts quarterback Jim Harbaugh also had a lot to do with the 10-7 victory that put Indianapolis in the AFC Championship Game.
And 10 years later, in something out of a Hollywood movie script, Sarah Feuerborn would end up meeting Jim Harbaugh and eventually marry him.
If History Holds Up, Latest New Orleans Super Bowl Won't Be Close from Sports Illustrated
A hot-air balloon representing the Minnesota Vikings tumbling into the seats at old Tulane Stadium during pregame festivities for Super Bowl IV in the final pre-merger season of 1969. The incident foreshadowed a gloomy day for the Vikes, as they were whipped by the Kansas City Chiefs, 23-7, accompanied by the energetic narration of K.C. coach Hank Stram, who cheered his players, mocked Minnesota and berated officials -- "How could all six of you miss that."
Poll Show Roger Goodell Divides Opinions Of NFL Players from USA Today
Romo's teammate, linebacker Brady Poppinga, noted if the players can't do the time, they shouldn't commit the crime.
"I know there are a lot of guys who think (Goodell is) abusing his power, but we kind of let him. ... I think it's on us to curb how much power he has in wielding punishments."
Still, players such as Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Shaun Smith think Goodell is overstepping his bounds.
"I miss Paul Tagliabue. The league has changed," said Smith, who has played nine years in the ninth NFL. "Bountygate was all 'he-said, she-said' stuff."
Focusing on Monday markups given that this encompasses all 256 games without making adjustments as are required for Thursday and Monday night games, I uncovered the following facts (tables will be appear at the end of the article):
KCChiefs.com Video: 1 On 1 With Marshall Faulk
KCChiefs.com Video: Pro Bowl Wired: Johnson & Houston
KCChiefs.com Video: Johnson Picks Off Manning For TD Return