The beauty of the NFL is that every week holds countless memorable moments—memorable right up until the next week, when a new spate of games brings a new group of moments flooding into our consciousness.
If you're a social media maven, one of the best ways to measure "memorability" is how little Twitter works after a big moment. If you can barely operate because the stream is moving faster than you can keep up, it's probably a big moment. If you see the "Fail Whale," you can be sure that even casual fans will be talking about it at the water cooler.
So, in a season with so many gigantic and drama-filled moments, how does one whittle it down to a Top 10?
It was tough, but here are the 10 most memorable moments of the 2012 NFL regular season.
Note: Not all of them will be good memories. Some of these will be remembered because they have become punch lines or nightmares; others will be remembered because they were the start of something big. Some moments made it into the list because they had a significant impact on the NFL record books.