NFL Week 13 Told Through GIFs, Tweets and Instagrams

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NFL Week 13 Told Through GIFs, Tweets and Instagrams
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Almost no favorite was safe in Week 13 of the NFL schedule. This is why they play the games. Six teams favored per Oddsshark.com lost on Sunday afternoon.

It was a wild and entertaining Sunday in the NFL.

Here are the best stories of the afternoon games, but first....

 

My GIFs to You

 

Earl Bennett is Upended, But He Gets the Touchdown

 

Pettigrew's Great Grab

 

Megatron's One-Hand Ridiculousness

 

Top Stories

 

Luck Leads Never-Say-Die Colts Passed Lions

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The Colts were trailing 33-21 with under three minutes remaining in the game, but Andrew Luck continued to shine in his rookie season. He threw two touchdown passes in the final 2:39 to give the Colts a 35-33 win on the road.

The Colts moved to 8-4 on the season and 3-3 on the road. 

The Lions' hopes of making the playoffs are all but dead as they fall to 4-8. The loss wastes an awesome day from Calvin Johnson.

Megatron had 13 receptions for 171 yards and a touchdown.

What Madden curse?

Critics need to find out what Ndamukong Suh and the defense were the cover boys for. That's where the problem is.

The defense has allowed 31.7 points per game in the team's last four games—all losses.

 

Image by Getty with caption added

 

AP Can't Beat the Packers Alone, But He Surely Tried

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Adrian Peterson is having one of the best seasons of his career, and that is remarkable considering the knee injury he's recovered from.

He averaged an amazing 10 yards per carry on 21 attempts. His 210 yards weren't enough to beat the Green Bay Packers, though.

The Vikings' pass rush continues to struggle. They didn't sack Aaron Rodgers at all in this game, and the offense was shut out in the second half. The Packers scored the final 13 points of the game to erase a four-point halftime deficit.

The Vikings' playoff hopes are starting to seem like a pipe dream.

 

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Jeff Fisher Has the Niners' Number

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First Jeff Fisher and the St. Louis Rams earned a tie with the San Francisco 49ers in one of the season's least satisfying games of the season. That Week 10 matchup was nearly repeated in Week 13, but Greg Zuerlein's 54-yard field goal with 26 seconds remaining in overtime gave the Rams the win.

No one would argue that the Rams are a more talented bunch than the Niners, but they have given them fits this season.

If you're looking for a reason why the Rams have had the Niners' number, look no further than the man in charge. Fisher's defense understands how to match up against the Niners' run game, and that impacts the field position game.

Eight of the Niners' 13 drives began on their own 25-yard line or deeper. When the Niners did get good starting field position, the Rams only allowed one score.

 

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Peyton Manning and the Broncos Are Becoming the Year's Best Story

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Manning and the Denver Broncos clinched the AFC West title for the second straight season, but this team is markedly different than last year's club. The 2012 Broncos have run away from the rest of the division and Manning is the biggest reason why.

Last year the Broncos barely got into the postseason at 8-8. This year they look like legitimate Super Bowl contenders at 9-3.

Manning threw three more touchdown passes as the Broncos have won seven straight.

Can you say MVP?

 

 

 

Charlie Batch Picks Up the Steelers In Big Win Over Ravens

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Many may have doubted the Pittsburgh Steelers' chances to win this game once Ben Roethlisberger was ruled out, but Batch stepped up big time.

The Steelers came into hostile territory and handed the division rival Baltimore Ravens the loss.

Batch threw for 276 yards and a touchdown in the 23-20 win. Shaun Suisham nailed the game-winning field goal with no time remaining, and the Steelers moved to 7-5 on the season. They also gained a game on the Ravens in the AFC North.

They are now two games back in the race for the division, but in the mix of things for a wild card.

 

Chiefs' Finish A Tumultuous and Tragic Weekend With Win

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No jokes here.

The Chiefs gain a win on a terribly tough weekend for the organization. After the tragedy that hit the franchise on Saturday, concentrating on football was a challenge.

The Chiefs did pull out the 27-21 victory over Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers. It was only the second win of the season for the team.

 

The Rest of the Scores

 

Bills 34, Jaguars 18

 

Seahawks 23, Bears 17 OT

 

Patriots 23, Dolphins 16

 

Jets 7, Cardinals 6

 

Texans 24, Titans 10

 

Browns 20, Raiders 17

 

Bengals 20, Chargers 13

 

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