1. Get out of Clay’s way
Miami Dolphins tight end Charles Clay turned a routine catch into a 39-yard barrel-and-run for a touchdown with a little burst of speed and some serious power. After evading San Diego Chargers rookie linebacker Manti Te’o, Clay puts his head down and absolutely pancakes Chargers safety Marcus Gilchrist en route to the end zone.
2. Escape and throw
Case Keenum was benched by the Houston Texans, but he made some nifty plays before getting the hook. Including this one: Keenum was flushed from the pocket by Oakland Raiders defensive end Lamarr Houston and almost pushed out of bounds. But Keenum escaped his grasp, rides the sideline and finds his tight end, Garrett Graham, open deep for a 42-yard touchdown.
3. Silverback’s runback
James Harrison can still play. He might not be a pass-rushing terror anymore, but Harrison made a fancy interception and return that evoked memories of his Super Bowl classic years ago. This return for the Cincinnati Bengals against the Cleveland Browns didn’t reach the end zone — but it was darned impressive nonetheless.
4. Slink Floyd
Arizona Cardinals receiver Michael Floyd' is starting to make plays to justify his first-round status of a few years ago. His 91-yard TD from Sunday was such a play — one in which he made at least five Jacksonville Jaguars defenders miss him on the long catch and run. It was the longest play from scrimmage in the NFL this season so far.
5. Action Jackson
Break up the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Winners of two straight, the Buccaneers have turned things around after an 0-8 start this season. But don’t blame wide receiver Vincent Jackson, who has been making outstanding plays all season. Here’s another: an improbable one-handed catch over Atlanta Falcons cornerback Asante Samuel’s head.
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