In a game that few care about, the NFC unveiled some early trickeration to take a 14-0 lead. The NFC took an early 7-0 lead on a short Aaron Rodgers-Larry Fitzgerald connection. On the ensuing kickoff, 49ers kicker David Akers lined up for a normal kick, but pulled off the trick kick. After one player missed on the pick-up, Charles Tillman grabbed the ball for the NFC. On the next play, Aaron Rodgers again connected with Larry Fitzgerald, this time for a 44-yard touchdown reception.
The AFC has since run off a pair of touchdown passes to A.J. Green and Brandon Marshall and the game is now tied at 14. This could turn into quite the shootout given how passively the defenses seem to be playing. Of course, Lesean McCoy might not have gotten that memo as he took his time on a running play, resulting in boos from the Honolulu crowd.
Here is some video of Akers pulling off the perfectly executed onside kick. The 49ers could have used this last week, but such is life.