Top 10 NFL Games of the Year (Week 6)

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Top 10 NFL Games of the Year (Week 6)

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Week 6 in the NFL told fans that everything they know about the 2012 NFL season is wrong. Seven games were decided by three points or less. Peyton Manning played with the Jekyll and Hyde Denver Broncos and led them to an improbable victory over the San Diego Chargers. The San Francisco 49ers and Houston Texans were humbled in their games and the Seattle Seahawks shocked the New England Patriots late. It was a strange and exciting week in the NFL. Which of these games cracked the best games of the year? Here are the best games of the week.

Baltimore Ravens 31 Dallas Cowboys 29: If the Dallas Cowboys could have managed the clock late, they might have set up better field position to avoid Dan Bailey’s missed kick from 51 yards to lose the game. The Cowboys also missed a two point conversion that would have tied the game, but recovered an onside kick during the final 30 seconds. Ray Rice had two touchdowns rushing for the Ravens.

Buffalo Bills 19 Arizona Cardinals 16 OT: Jairius Bird’s second interception of the game set up an overtime field goal win for the Buffalo Bills. He picked off John Skelton who replaced an injured Kevin Kolb at quarterback. Jay Feely kicked a game tying 61-yard field goal to send the game to overtime, but the Cardinals ultimately lost their second straight game.

Seattle Seahawks 24 New England Patriots 23: Seattle Seahawks rookie quarterback Russell Wilson threw two touchdown passes in the final seven minutes, including a go ahead 46-yard launch to Sidney Rice with just over a minute remaining. The Seahawks then stopped Tom Brady and company to hold on for the win. Wilson’s rally came on a day when he had 293 yards and three touchdowns.

Washington Redskins 38 Minnesota Vikings 26: While Robert Griffin III was wary of his concussion the entire week, he enacted a strategy that eliminated the need for worry; he ran faster than anyone else on his 76-yard touchdown run, which sealed the victory for the Redskins. Christian Ponder had a strong throwing day for the Vikings putting up 352 yards and two touchdowns, but he gave away two interceptions.

Denver Broncos 35 San Diego Chargers 24: The Broncos proved on Monday Night Football that Peyton Manning’s comebacks are better than Tim Tebow’s. Down 24-0 at halftime, Manning orchestrated the historic comeback with three touchdowns and 309 passing yards. The Broncos defense also harassed Phillip Rivers’ offense forcing two interceptions, two sacks and three fumbles.

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10. Baltimore Ravens 31 New England Patriots 30 (Week 3)

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10. Baltimore Ravens 31 New England Patriots 30 (Week 3)

The Ravens’ game winning field goal could not have been closer as it went over the upright, capping a game filled with questionable calls. Joe Flacco had 382 yards and three touchdowns in a legitimate comeback win. Also notable, Ravens’ Torrey Smith had two touchdowns on the day after he lost his brother in a car accident.

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9. St. Louis Rams 31 Washington Redskins 28 (Week 2)

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9. St. Louis Rams 31 Washington Redskins 28 (Week 2)

Sam Bradford took the show from Robert Griffin III, throwing 310 yards with three touchdowns. Griffin ran for two touchdowns and passed for another, but his team missed a 62-yard field goal at the end of the game.

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8.Seattle Seahawks 24 New England Patriots 23 (Week 6)

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8. Seattle Seahawks 24 New England Patriots 23 (Week 6) 

Seattle Seahawks rookie quarterback Russell Wilson threw two touchdown passes in the final seven minutes, including a go ahead 46-yard launch to Sidney Rice with just over a minute remaining. The Seahawks then stopped Tom Brady and company to hold on for the win. Wilson’s rally came on a day when he had 293 yards and three touchdowns.

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7. Indianapolis Colts 30 Green Bay Packers 27 (Week 5)

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7.  Indianapolis Colts 30 Green Bay Packers 27 (Week 5)

Trailing 21-3 coming out of halftime, Andrew Luck took apart the Packers throwing for 362 yards, two passing touchdowns and running one into the end zone as well. Luck's Colts scored their come from behind touchdown with 35 seconds left.  Aaron Rodgers had three touchdowns on the day, led the Packers with 54 rushing yards, and set Mason Crosby up for a game tying 51 yard field goal, which he missed badly.

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6. Denver Broncos 31 Pittsburgh Steelers 19 (Week 1)

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6.  Denver Broncos 31 Pittsburgh Steelers 19 (Week 1) :

The first Sunday Night Football game saw new Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning come from behind to beat the Steelers. The Broncos had 17 fourth-quarter points.

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5. Tennessee Titans 44 Detroit Lions 41 (Week 3)

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5. Tennessee Titans 44 Detroit Lions 41 (Week 3) 

In this shootout Jake Locker lead the Titans to their first win with 378 yards and two touchdowns. The Lions lost quarterback Matt Stafford and did not elect to kick a field goal that would have ultimately won the game in regulation.

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4. Atlanta Falcons 30 Carolina Panthers 28 (Week 4)

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4. Atlanta Falcons 30 Carolina Panthers 28 (Week 4)

Matt Bryant kicked the game winning field goal for the Falcons with 5 seconds remaining. Despite Cam Newton’s two touchdown passes and one touchdown run, a fumble on what could have been the last play of the game gave the Falcons life. The 4-0 Falcons got three touchdown passes from Matt Ryan.

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3. Arizona Cardinals 20 New England Patriots 18 (Week 2)

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3. Arizona Cardinals 20 New England Patriots 18 (Week 2) 

Kevin Kolb and the Cardinals shocked the Patriots in Foxboro.  A late fumble by the Cardinals gave the Patriots a 42-yard field goal attempt to win, which Stephen Gostkowski missed.

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2. Washington Redskins 40 New Orlean Saints 32 (Week 1)

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2. Washington Redskins 40 New Orlean Saints 32 (Week 1)

Robert Griffin III shocked the Saints as the only rookie QB out of five to win his first game. Griffin’s first six passes were not for forward progress, but his seventh was an 88-yard touchdown throw.

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1. Denver Broncos 35 San Diego Chargers 24 (Week 6)

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1. Denver Broncos 35 San Diego Chargers 24 (Week 6)

The Broncos proved on Monday Night Football that Peyton Manning’s comebacks are better than Tim Tebow’s. Down 24-0 at halftime, Manning orchestrated the historic comeback with three touchdowns and 309 passing yards. The Broncos defense also harassed Phillip Rivers’ offense forcing two interceptions, two sacks and three fumbles.


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