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Bleacher Report's Week 13 NFL Highlight Tape

ST. LOUIS, MO - DECEMBER 02: Cornerback Janoris Jenkins #21 of the St. Louis Rams celebrates in the end zone after recovering a fumble for a touchdown during the game against the San Francisco 49ers at the Edward Jones Dome on December 02, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Rams beat the 49ers 16-13 in overtime. (Photo by David Welker/Getty Images)
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Jesse ReedCorrespondent IDecember 2, 2012

Week 13 in the NFL provided us with some breathtaking plays, and Bleacher Report has all the best ones for your viewing pleasure.

From Janoris Jenkins' third touchdown in the last two weeks to Adrian Peterson's 82-yard touchdown scamper through the defense of the Green Bay Packers, we've got you covered. 

So without further ado, here are the most exhilarating plays of Week 13. 

 

 

Adrian Peterson Busts a Move

The Minnesota Vikings ended up losing their game against the Packers, but don't blame "All Day" Peterson.

Peterson rushed for 210 yards on 21 carries—an even 10 yards per carry. His best run of the day came in the middle of the second quarter when he made several Packers defenders miss on his way to an incredible 82-yard touchdown scamper.

 

 

Janoris Jenkins Strikes Again

The St. Louis Rams stunned the San Francisco 49ers in Week 13, winning by a score of 16-13 in overtime.

They would have never had a chance to get into overtime, though, without Jenkins, who capitalized on a bad mistake by Colin Kaepernick and scored a defensive touchdown.

Jenkins recovered a fumble at the 49ers' two-yard line after Kaepernick's failed attempt to pitch the ball on an option to Ted Ginn, and he scored his third defensive touchdown in two weeks.

 

 

Earl Bennett's Sacrifice

The Chicago Bears ended up losing to the Seattle Seahawks in overtime thanks to the late-game heroics of rookie quarterback Russell Wilson, but Bennett gave his all for his team in the first quarter.

On the Bears' first offensive possession of the game, Bennett saw a minute crease in the Seattle Seahawks defense and took a flying leap into the end zone.

The result was a breathtaking—if not terrifying—individual effort that led to a magnificent touchdown.

 

 

Calvin Johnson's One-Handed Catch

The Detroit Lions lost their game to the Indianapolis Colts, but Calvin Johnson made one of the best catches of Week 13. 

Seems like we're seeing a theme develop here...

Matthew Stafford laid this pass out perfectly for Johnson to go get it, and get it he did—one-handed, to boot. 

 

 

The Legend of Andrew Luck Continues to Grow

The Lions had a 33-21 lead with about four minutes to go at home, and Luck found a way to bring his team back to win the game.

First, he hit LaVon Brazil for a 42-yard touchdown strike to pull to within five points of the lead. Then, the Colts defense held the Lions offense in check, forcing them to punt after five plays. 

Finally, with just 1:07 remaining in the game, Luck engineered an 11-play, game-winning drive that culminated with his fourth touchdown pass of the game—this one to Donnie Avery from 14 yards out.

The Colts are for real, folks, and Luck is a legitimate MVP candidate.

 

Romeo Crennel's Postgame Locker Room Speech

The Kansas City Chiefs won just their second game of the season in Week 13, beating the Carolina Panthers 27-21.

It was an emotionally-charged victory, as the team was dealing with the loss of Jovan Belcher, who murdered his girlfriend and then drove to the Chiefs' training facility and committed suicide in front of Crennel, Scott Pioli and other team personnel. 

Crennel's speech lauding team, faith, family and friends clearly resonated throughout the locker room, and many a grown man had tears in his eyes.

 

 

Von Miller...In Coverage?

We all know Miller is one of the league's most dominant pass-rushers, but what isn't as widely known is that he's an interception machine (artistic license included). In reality, this was Miller's first career interception, and he made the most of it.

Josh Freeman never saw Miller, who dropped back into coverage, and as Mitch Unrein (who also caught a touchdown pass in the first quarter) hit him, Miller was shocked to have the ball fall into his lap.

The rest, as they say, is history. Miller took it 26 yards for an easy score—one that proved to be the difference in the game, as the Broncos won 31-23. 

 

 

Josh Gordon Continues to Shine in Cleveland

The Cleveland Browns took a chance on Gordon in the supplemental draft this past summer, and so far, he's making the most of his opportunity. 

Gordon finished this game with six catches for 116 yards and this gorgeous 44-yard touchdown catch from Brandon Weeden

For the season, he's now caught 28 passes for 530 yards (18.9 yards per reception) and four touchdowns. 

 

 

Rod Streater Says, "Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better."

Gordon put the Browns up early, but Streater pulled the Oakland Raiders to within three points in the third quarter when he made this spectacular catch on a 64-yard bomb from Carson Palmer.

The Raiders ultimately lost the game, but Streater's grab here was one of the biggest highlights of Week 13. 

 

 

Follow me on Twitter @JesseReed78 and check out my weekly NFL picks at Pickfactor.com

 


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