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Top 5 Must-see plays from Week 17 (Video)

Eric Edholm
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1. He’s a Football Jones
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Marvin Jones is starting to emerge as one of Andy Dalton’s favorite targets, and with catches like this, one can see why. Watch Jones stretch out and haul in this incredible grab that helped send the Bengals into the postseason on a high note.

2. Eleven sleeping Bears
Aaron Rodgers called it one of the crazier plays he has been a part of. He went back to pass and was stripped during his throwing motion by Julius Peppers, and the ball ended up in the hands of teammate Jarrett Boykin … while everyone else seemingly just stood and watched.

3. No helmet, no worries
Give LaRoy Reynolds credit: His Jacksonville Jaguars have been out of contention since the beginning of the season, and yet he put forth quite an effort in Week 17. Watch him run 30 yards without his helmet and make an impressive tackle on punt coverage.

4. Southpaw wildcat
The Wildcat might be nearing extinction in the NFL, but leave it to the New York Jets to try to keep it alive with some Week 17 trickery. He’s Jets running back Bilal Powell — a lefty, in case you didn’t know — tossing a pass to tight end Jeff Cumberland in the Jets’ win over the Miami Dolphins. Nice spiral, too!

5. Great run, bad finish
The Carolina Panthers never like to make it easy. On this highlight play, running back DeAngelo Williams displays his team’s talent and penchant for making things tougher than they need to be by bursting through the line for what looked like a touchdown run but ended up with the ball in the Atlanta Falcons’ hands.

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