Top 5 NFL stories of 2012

The year featured its usual array of the exciting (the Giants beat the Patriots in another classic Super Bowl), the fantastic (the play of rookie QBs Robert Griffin III, Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson), the disagreeable (Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano and Giants counterpart Tom Coughlin arguing about strategy) and the tragic (Eagles coach Andy Reid's son overdosing on heroin and Cowboys linebacker Jerry Brown being killed in a car accident). While some of these moments were stunning, they all failed to make this year's top five NFL stories of 2012. – By Jason Cole

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Kansas City Chiefs Player Jovan Belcher Kills Girlfriend, Then Himself At Team Facility

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 1: A general view of Arrowhead Stadium is seen on December 1, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. Linebacker Jovan Belcher of the Kansas City Chiefs allegedly shot and killed his girlfriend this morning, then drove to the Chiefs' practice facility and took his own life. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

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Peyton Manning, Tim Tebow

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