Friday, March 22, 2013

Top 10 NFL Plays of 2012

     While the 2012 NFL season may be over, we have decided to wrap-up the year of football with the top 10 plays of 2012. Please be sure to comment on your rankings. Also, be sure to like us on Facebook at or subscribe to our Youtube channel!

10. David Akers 63 yard field goal: David Akers kicked off the 2012 regular season with a record-tying 63 yard field goal. Though his incredible Week 1 performance was misleading, Akers will always be in the record book.

9. Reggie Wayne one-handed catch vs Packers: Wayne and Andrew Luck developed a strong relationship in Luck's rookie season, and Wayne's touchdown helped lead Indianapolis passed the Green Bay Packers.

8. Jason Avant Leaping one-handed catch in Tampa: With the score locked, Jason Avant extended his entire body in order to make a one-handed catch.

7. Mike Wallace diving catch vs. Kansas City: Even though Mike Wallace is leaving Pittsburgh, Wallace left a final mark with the franchise when he made one of the year's best catches in an overtime win.

6. Robert Griffin III 76 yard run vs. Vikings: RGIII proved himself in the NFL when he ran for 76 yards in a night game against the Vikings. On third down and less than 3 minutes left in the game, RGIII won the game for Washington with his touchdown run.

5. Cam Newton somersaults into the end zone: Atlanta was heavily favored over the Carolina Panthers in a Week 14 matchup, but don't tell Cam Newton. Newton increased the Panthers' lead to 23 with an incredible somersault, and they went on to win over the Falcons.

4. Jacoby Jones scores off a 108 yard kick return in Super Bowl XLVII: The Baltimore Ravens were already destroying the San Francisco 49ers, but Jacoby Jones and his 108 yard kickoff return nearly put the game out of reach.

3. Adrian Peterson runs for 82 yards against Green Bay: The main theme of Adrian Peterson's 2012 season was to never give up, a quality he clearly exhibited in this run against Green Bay. Peterson broke several tackles on the outside, and then, GONE.

2. Ray Rice converts on 4th and 29: Yes, the Baltimore Ravens went on to win Super Bowl XLVII, but had Rice not converted on this 4th and 29, their road to the Super Bowl would have been slightly more difficult.

1. Vick Ballard dives into the end zone for the win: The screen pass from Andrew Luck did not seem like much, but Vick Ballard turned the pass into a game winning touchdown thanks to his successful leap.

1 comment:

  1. Ray Rice gets used less than I'd like now, but it does keep him fresh.Ballard's upside isn't crazy high, but he should get plenty of work this season.

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