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FINS' MARSHALL SETS PRO BOWL PACE

HONOLULU - Brandon Marshall caught six passes for 176 yards and a Pro Bowl-record four touchdowns and the AFC used a second-half surge to beat the NFC 59-41 Sunday.

The Dolphins wide receiver and former UCF standout had a touchdown catch in each quarter, including an early 74-yarder and a 3-yarder in the fourth, and was named MVP.

The 59 points by the AFC set a Pro Bowl mark, and the 100 points scored by the two teams was the second highest, a touchdown shy of the 107 in 2004.

But it was clear from the start it was Marshall's day. While on his back, he hauled in a deflected, go-ahead 47-yard touchdown pass from Andy Dalton to give the AFC a 38-35 lead late in the third quarter. It was Marshall's third TD catch, tying Jimmy Smith's Pro Bowl record set in 2004.

Marshall, making his third Pro Bowl appearance, then nabbed a 3-yard touchdown from Dalton that gave the AFC a 52-35 lead with 8:25 left and put the game away.

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Around the league

The Colts and Steelers are pursuing each other's present or former coaches.

ESPN reported that the Colts are going to name Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler as defensive coordinator. That would give Indianapolis both coordinators off of Pittsburgh's 2011 staff; Bruce Arians, the Steelers' offensive coordinator until he and the team parted last week, is expected to take the same post with the Colts.

Meanwhile, NFL Network reported that Jim Caldwell, fired as Colts coach on the heels of a 2-14 season, is a candidate for Pittsburgh's offensive coordinator position.

Also, Colts owner Jim Irsay denied a report that he had already decided to let veteran quarterback Peyton Manning go. If he stays, the team owes Manning, who missed the season with a neck injury, a $28 million roster bonus by March 8.

FALCONS: Former Fresno State coach Pat Hill was named offensive line coach.

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