(Whether it's a touchdown dance, a game-clinching reaction or just some player breaking it down on the sidelines, everybody can appreciate a good celebration. Shutdown Corner breaks down the best celebrations of Week 10.)
1. Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker wins the day: Or, we guess, he may have lost the day depending on how you feel about kickers celebrating or the Terrio "Oooh, kill 'Em" viral sensation from this summer. For what it's worth, Tucker definitely had a good-enough reason to break it down like the youngster after hitting the game-winning field goal to earn the Ravens a 20-17 overtime win. That came after the Ravens' defense allowed a Hail Mary at the end of regulation to tie it up. So yeah, don't blame Tucker for getting a little excited.
2. St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin does a little bit of everything: Scoring three touchdowns gives a guy ample opportunity to try on his best dancing moves. Austin's brilliant day – a 98-yard punt return and receiving touchdowns of 57 and 81 yards – resulted in more Terio, possibly a shout-out to Terrell Owens and a 38-8 upset rout of the Colts.
3. Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley stuffs Bears, high-steps to victory: The Lions defense put the hurt on Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler all day long, and it eventually forced him out of the game. Backup QB Josh McCown stepped in and drove the Bears the length of the field, scoring a TD with just 40 seconds left to close the gap to 21-19. But the rally stopped there as Fairley busted into the backfield on the two-point conversion and flung Bears RB Matt Forte to the ground before high-stepping his way upfield. Game over. Lions win. Fairley freaks. (Skip to the end of the video for the Fairley celebration.)
4. Philadelphia Eagles WR Desean Jackson poses like a boss: The Eagles had the good fortune of playing an Aaron Rodgers-less Packers team and they took full advantage in a 27-13 win. Midway through the first quarter, QB Nick Foles sent a ball deep for the playmaker Jackson and luck was definitely still on the Eagles' side. Packers DBs Morgan Burnett and Tramon Williams collided with each other while going for an interception and the ball popped right up for Jackson – the only player still left on his feet. To his credit, the Eagles receiver had the composure to make the catch after a little contact and celebrated with a 'What are you gonna do?' pose. OK, so it wasn't that inventive, but it was apropos for the situation.
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