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Top 20 Images From the Weekend That Was in Sports

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It's hard to beat the month of October when it comes to sports. Football is in full swing, playoff baseball is on and we even have the beginnings of basketball and hockey. There's a little bit of something for everyone.

This past weekend was a doozy across the sports world. The MLB Championship Series' were in full effect and football was in mid-season form. We witnessed classic battles in college football and in the NFL. This time of year also acts as a point of no return mark for many football teams. Losing records are to the point where they're insurmountable and the top-tier teams start to run away from the pack.

We also witnessed more October magic on the baseball diamond. Although baseball is declining in terms of national viewership, there's still nothing like a postseason battle when it's all on the line. Pitching has ruled for most of the playoffs this year, but we've still been treated to some great late-game hits.

With so many events to take in, it wasn't easy picking 20 photos to sum up an entire weekend. But this slideshow features a wide variety of the sporting events from the weekend of October 11-13. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, which may or may not be true, but these photos certainly tell the story of the weekend that was in sports. Enjoy:

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Brian Cushing's Look Sums Up the Texans' Season

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Things have not gone as planned in Houston this season. This nasty look from Brian Cushing illustrates that.

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Allen Robinson With One Heck of a Grab For PSU

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It took four overtimes, but the Nittany Lions knocked off the Wolverines for the fourth straight time.

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David Freese Jumpin' For Joy

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The Cardinals were flying high after taking a 2-0 series lead on the Dodgers in the NLCS.

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Emmanuel Sanders With a Flip Into The End Zone

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The Steelers finally got their first win of the season. They've got a long way to go to climb out of a 1-4 hole, but this win at New York had to feel good.

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Greg Schiano With the Forehead Slap

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I think we can all agree that the Bucs are done and that Mr. Schiano is heading back to the college ranks any week now.

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Mike Evans With Some Serious Hang Time

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A&M was on the ropes in the fourth quarter but fought back to earn a crucial SEC road win in week seven.

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Freeman, You're Up!

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With the QB situation resembling a train wreck in Minnesota, Josh Freeman is the next man up.

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Oregon Leaves No Doubt Who Rules the Pac 12

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With a resounding 45-24 victory over the Huskies, the Ducks left no doubt that they're the class of the Pac 12 this season.

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Mack Brown With a Well Deserved Bath

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Nobody was giving Texas a chance in this year's Red River Rivalry, but the Longhorns came out and punched the Sooners square in the mouth.

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Pedroia Goes Airborne Over a Diving Prince Fielder

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It didn't look good for the Red Sox for nearly two full games, but somehow they clawed their way to a 1-1 tie in the ALCS.

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Utah Stuns Stanford

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Utah knocked off previously unbeaten Stanford in one of the weekend's many upsets.

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Vernon Davis Goes Off, Cardinals Come Up Short

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This sums up the Cardinals/49ers game. Arizona just couldn't quite get the job done.

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Weeden and Suh Spending Some Quality Time Together

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This didn't end well for Brandon Weeden. Naturally, Suh wanted to make sure he was okay.

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Matt Schaub's Career in Houston Could Be Over

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Texans' fans cheered this injury and left Schaub's teammates rightly disgusted. Unfortunately, this might be the last time he takes the field in a Houston uniform.

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Prince Fielder Gets Bartman'd

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This happened one day before the 10-year anniversary of the Bartman game. Coincidence? Yeah...

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David Ortiz Comes Through Again in October

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Big Papi didn't really need to do anything else to cement his place as a Boston sports legend, but this grand slam raised his stock a few more points.

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Brandon Weeden Hangs His Head in Defeat

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Can we all agree that Weeden is not the answer in Cleveland?

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Rob Ryan's Disappointment

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Ryan might have taken the Saints' loss harder than anyone on the team.

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Brady to Thompkins For the Win

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Just when it looked like the Patriots were dead, Brady found Thompkins in the end zone for what will go down as another legendary moment for the QB.

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Torii Hunter Goes Over The Wall, Cop Jumps for Joy

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Without question, this is the image of the weekend from the sports world.