Bleacher Report's Week 15 NFL Highlight Tape

Jesse Reed@@JesseReed78Correspondent IDecember 17, 2012

BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 16: Running back Knowshon Moreno #27 of the Denver Broncos jumps over free safety Ed Reed #20 of the Baltimore Ravens while rushing the ball during the first half at M&T Bank Stadium on December 16, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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Do you like NFL football? Do you like big plays?

I know I do, and as a special treat for all of you football nuts out there, we've got all the biggest plays of Week 15 lined up for your viewing pleasure.

Let's take a look at the plays that made us stand up and say, "Wooo!"

Julio Jones Goes Deep, and Harry Douglas Does the Salsa

The Atlanta Falcons demoralized the New York Giants at home this Sunday, winning by a score of 34-0. 

With a 17-point lead in the early stages of the third quarter, Jones blew past Corey Webster, and Matt Ryan hit him in stride to blow the game wide open. It was a gorgeous play, but what happened on the sidelines afterwards is why this play made it on to our highlight reel. 

After the play was over and the Falcons offense was lounging on the sideline, Douglas busted out with his version of Victor Cruz's salsa dance, though his performance wasn't nearly as skillful as what we're used to seeing from Cruz. 

Eric Decker Breaks the Game Wide Open for the Broncos

The Denver Broncos had no trouble beating the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, winning by a score of 34-17. The final score betrays what kind of a one-sided game it was, as the Broncos went up by a score of 31-3 before the fourth quarter.

Decker and Peyton Manning hooked up on this gorgeous 51-yard touchdown strike midway through the third quarter—Manning's only touchdown pass of the day, and a play that put the Broncos up by a score of 24-3.

Knowshon Moreno Makes Ed Reed Look Silly

Reed is one of the NFL's best defenders, so it's not often that he gets embarrassed. 

This is one of those rare occasions. 

Special Special Teams in Houston

The Houston Texans needed to win on Sunday, and they got it done at home against the Indianapolis Colts. 

One of the biggest plays of this game came in the second quarter when Bryan Braman blocked Pat McCafee's punt, recovered the fumble and took it back in for a score.

His spectacular effort afforded the Texans a 20-3 lead, and seeing as how the final score was 29-17, you could say that his play won the game.

Dennis Pitta Making People Miss Like He's Prime Time

It's important to note that Pitta's two touchdown receptions came during garbage time after the Broncos had gone up by 28 points late in the third quarter, but his effort on this play deserves a tip of the cap.

Andrew Luck Hits T.Y. Hilton Over the Top of the Texans Defense

Down by 17 points with just over a minute remaining in the second quarter, Luck hit Hilton over the top of the Texans' secondary for an easy 61-yard touchdown.

It seems like these two rookies are hooking up like this on a weekly basis, and once Luck gets some protection in the years to come, they're sure to become one of the most dangerous combos in the NFL.

Chris Harris Makes Joe Flacco Pay

Already down by 10 points, the Ravens were driving down the field and found themselves at the Broncos' two-yard line ready to cut the lead.

Then, Flacco threw a lazy pass that Harris had no trouble jumping in front of, and his speed did the rest. 98 yards later, the Broncos had a 17-point lead. 

Flacco should have never thrown this ball, but more importantly, if he had to throw it, he should have put some zip on the ball. You cannot float a pass on an out-route in the NFL. It's going to burn you every time, and Flacco knows it. 

Adrian Peterson Turns on the Afterburners

You've heard the rumor that Peterson's good, right?

In case you needed some convincing, here's further proof. Peterson finished the day with 212 yards and one touchdown—this 82-yard gem being the gem at the top of his crown.

He now needs just 294 yards in his final two games to break Eric Dickerson's record for most rushing yards in a single season.

J.J. Watt Goes Off

The Indianapolis Colts don't feature a particularly good offensive line, but Watt's performance on Sunday is still one to gawk at. 

Watt totaled three sacks, six tackles for a loss and four quarterback hits.

Defensive Player of the Year. Period.

Russell Wilson Scores Four TDs in the First Half 

The Seattle Seahawks absolutely dominated the Buffalo Bills in Toronto on Sunday, and rookie quarterback Russell Wilson had a field day. 

In the first half alone, Wilson threw for one touchdown and ran for three more, and by the time halftime rolled around, the Seahawks had a 31-17 lead. 

Marshawn Lynch and the defense took care of the rest, and the Seahawks went on to win by a score of 50-17. 

Stevie Johnson Pulls One Out of the Sky

The Bills were annihilated at home, but Johnson made one of the best plays of Week 15 when he reached up with one hand to haul in this 25-yard reception on 3rd-and-20.

Brandon Carr Sets Up Big D With a Huge Interception in Overtime

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys put on a show today in Dallas, taking the game into overtime after both quarterbacks had monster games.

Unfortunately for Ben Roethlisberger, his big game ended badly as Carr intercepted his pass at the beginning of overtime and took it all the way down to the one-yard line. 

From there, it was a simple chip shot for Dan Bailey for the game-winning field goal. 

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