The Top 10 Kick, Punt Returns at the NFL's Midseason Mark

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The Top 10 Kick, Punt Returns at the NFL's Midseason Mark
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It's one of the most exciting plays in all of football.

There aren't many things that beat jumping out of your seat and hollering at the TV as a player streaks down the sideline or weaves his way through traffic, taking a kickoff or punt all the way the back for a score and drastically changing the momentum of a game.

Sure, the NFL may have moved kickoffs up to the 35 to create more touchbacks (the spoilsports), but that hasn't stopped the league's speedsters from returning six kickoffs and seven punts for scores so far this year, including two in Week 7 alone.

However, not all those plays can make the cut and the fairest way to rank them was by distance.

With that said, there were two notable exceptions that deserved inclusion.  So including those exceptions to the rule, here are the top 10 returns to this point in 2012.

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