Roger Goodell has acknowledged that the quality of play at this year's Pro Bowl was an improvement on previous seasons.
The NFL commissioner had considered cancelling the annual all-star game if players did not show increased effort.
Goodell told Reddit.com: "I watched the game and noticed the improved quality of the game. I appreciate the players commitment in this regard.
"We need to continually work to make our game better for the fans. I look forward to getting detailed player comment and input over the next few weeks."
The NFC team beat their AFC opponents 62-35 in Hawaii on Sunday.