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A photographic journey around the National Football League

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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles tries to avoid pressure from Cincinnati defenders during the fourth quarter. The Philadelphia Eagles fell to the Cincinnati Bengals 34-13 at Lincoln Financial Field Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012.

DANIEL SATO/The News Journal/AP

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Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid walks off the field past TV cameras after an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, in Philadelphia. Cincinnati won 34-13.

Michael Perez/AP

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Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez (88), celebrates after a touchdown against the New York Giants in the first half at their NFL football game in Atlanta, Georgia December 16, 2012. The Falcons won 34-0.

TAMI CHAPPELL/REUTERS

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New York Giants Spencer Paysinger (52) sports a decal on his helmet honouring those killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown, Connecticut Friday prior to their game against the Atlanta Falcons at their NFL football game in Atlanta, Georgia December 16, 2012.

TAMI CHAPPELL/REUTERS

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Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice (L) is tackled by Denver Broncos linebacker Keith Brooking (R) during the first half of their NFL football game in Baltimore December 16, 2012.

GARY CAMERON/REUTERS

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Denver Broncos tight end Joel Dreessen (L) catches a pass deep in Baltimore Raven territory against Ravens safety Ed Reed (R) during the second half of their NFL football game in Baltimore December 16, 2012. The catch set up a Broncos' touchdown on the next play. The Broncos won 34-17.

GARY CAMERON/REUTERS

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Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers (R) runs from Chicago Bears' Corey Wootton during the second half of their NFL football game at Soldier Field in Chicago, December 16, 2012.

JIM YOUNG/REUTERS

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Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte (22) is sandwiched between Green Bay Packers linebackers Brad Jones (59) and Clay Matthews, right, in the first half of an NFL football game in Chicago, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. The Packers won 21-13.

Charles Rex Arbogast/AP

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Injured Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, right, hugs Kirk Cousins (12) after a 38-21 win over the Cleveland Browns in an NFL football game in Cleveland, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. Cousins passed for 329 yards and two touchdowns filling in for Griffin.

Rick Osentoski/AP

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Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris celebrates after scoring on a 3-yard touchdown run against the Cleveland Browns in the third quarter of an NFL football game in Cleveland, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012.

Rick Osentoski/AP

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Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak is doused during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in Houston. The Texans defeated the Colts 29-17.

Brett Coomer/AP

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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is pressured by Houston Texans linebacker Bradie James (R) during the first half of their NFL football game in Houston December 16, 2012.

RICHARD CARSON/REUTERS

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Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) dives past Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Paul Posluszny (51) for a first down during the second quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in Miami. The Dolphins won 24-3.

Joe Rimkus Jr./AP

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive back Anthony Gaitor (26) breaks up a pass intended for New Orleans Saints wide receiver Lance Moore (16) in the first half of an NFL football game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. The Saints won 41-0.

Bill Feig/AP

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St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford (8) is sacked by Minnesota Vikings defensive end Brian Robison, rear, as defensive end Jared Allen (69) helps for an 8-yard loss during the first quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in St. Louis. The Vikings won 36-22.

Chris Lee/AP

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St. Louis Rams wide receiver Brian Quick, rear, catches a 4-yard touchdown pass as Minnesota Vikings cornerback Josh Robinson (21) defends during the second quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in St. Louis.

Seth Perlman/AP

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An Arizona Cardinals fan holds a sign during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in Glendale, Ariz.

Matt York/AP

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Arizona Cardinals' Rashad Johnson (49) returns an interception for a touchdown against the Detroit Lions during the first half in an NFL football game on Sunday Dec. 16, 2012, in Glendale, Ariz.

Ross D. Franklin/AP

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Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas celebrates his interception touchdown during second half NFL football action against the Buffalo Bills in Toronto on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012.

Frank Gunn/THE CANADIAN PRESS

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A security guard chases a streaker as the Buffalo Bills play against the Seattle Seahawks during second half NFL football action in Toronto on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. The Seahawks won 50-17.

Nathan Denette/THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Carolina Panthers fullback Mike Tolbert sails over the top of the San Diego Chargers defense to score a touchdown during the first half of a NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in San Diego.

Gregory Bull/AP

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Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera watches as the Panthers play against the San Diego Chargers during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in San Diego. The Panthers won 31-7.

Gregory Bull/AP

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger scrambles as Dallas Cowboys linebacker Alex Albright (55) and linebacker DeMarcus Ware (94) pursue in the first half of their NFL football game in Arlington, Texas December 16, 2012.

MIKE STONE/REUTERS

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Dallas Cowboys free safety Gerald Sensabaugh,left, and strong safety Eric Frampton (27) knock the ball out of Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders' (88) hands during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. The Cowboys won 27-24 in overtime.

LM Otero/AP

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Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden (20) leaps past Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Javier Arenas (21) during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. The Raiders won 15-0.

Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) is sacked by San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald during the second half of their NFL football game in Foxborough, Massachusetts December 16, 2012.

JESSICA RINALDI/Reuters

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San Francisco 49ers tight end Delanie Walker catches a touchdown pass in the end zone in the second quarter of their NFL football game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Massachusetts December 16, 2012. The 49ers won 41-34.

JESSICA RINALDI/REUTERS

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