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A photographic look at this week's National Football League action.

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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) passes as offensive tackle Jermon Bushrod blocks Dallas Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware (R) and defensive tackle Marcus Spears rushes in the first half of their NFL football game in Arlington, Texas December 23, 2012. The Saints won 34-31 in overtime.

MIKE STONE/REUTERS

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Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White, right, nears Detroit Lions cornerback Jonte Green (36) on the way to a 39-yard touchdown during the second quarter of an NFL football game at Ford Field in Detroit, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012.

Duane Burleson/AP

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Oakland Raiders' Carson Palmer (3) is hit by Carolina Panthers' Greg Hardy (76) and Charles Johnson (95) while throwing a pass during the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. Palmer was taken off the field after the play and Hardy was penalized for a personal foul. Carolina won 17-6.

Bob Leverone/AP

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Oakland Raiders' Carson Palmer (3) walks off the field after being injured during the first half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012.

Bob Leverone/AP

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Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant runs after the catch after eluding New Orleans Saints corner back Patrick Robinson in the first half of their NFL football game in Arlington, Texas December 23, 2012.

MIKE STONE/REUTERS

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers celebrates his touchdown against Tennessee Titans during the first half of a NFL football game in Green Bay, Wisconsin December 23, 2012.

DARREN HAUCK/REUTERS

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Green Bay Packers cornerback Sam Shields intercepts the ball from Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt (L) during the first half of a NFL football game in Green Bay, Wisconsin December 23, 2012. The Packers won 55-7.

DARREN HAUCK/REUTERS

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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) tries to turn upfield as Houston Texans' Connor Barwin (98) tackles him during the second quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Houston.

Patric Schneider/AP

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Houston Texans fan Chris Lockwood buries his head in his hands as the Texans lose to the Minnesota Vikings during the fourth quarter of their NFL football game in Houston December 23, 2012. The Vikings won 23-6.

RICHARD CARSON/REUTERS

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New England Patriots free safety Patrick Chung, right, intercepts a pass in front of Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Marcedes Lewis (89) as time expires in an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Jacksonville, Fla.

John Raoux/AP

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, right, makes a move to get away from Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Terrance Knighton (96) during the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Jacksonville, Fla. The Patriots won the game 23-16.

Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP

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The Kansas City Chiefs were stopped from making a first down by inches during the second half of Indianapolis Colts' win in their NFL football game in Kansas City, Missouri December 23, 2012.

DAVE KAUP/REUTERS

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Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano congratulates cornerback Darius Butler after he scored on a Kansas City Chiefs interception during the first half of their NFL football game in Kansas City, Missouri December 23, 2012. The Colts won 20-13.

DAVE KAUP/REUTERS

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Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey, left, speaks to quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Miami.

John Bazemore/AP

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Buffalo Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick leaves the field after losing 24-10 to the Miami Dolphins in an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Miami.

John Bazemore/AP

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Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson and his father, Calvin Sr., walk off the field after the Lions' NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons at Ford Field in Detroit, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. Johnson broke Jerry Rice's single-season record for receiving yards in a losing effort for the Lions who lost 31-18.

Duane Burleson/AP

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New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (L) and Tim Tebow stand on the sideline against the San Diego Chargers during the first quarter of their NFL football game in East Rutherford, New Jersey December 23, 2012.

ADAM HUNGER/REUTERS

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New York Jets running back Bilal Powell (29) is tackled by San Diego Chargers free safety Eric Weddle (32) during the second half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Chargers won 27-17.

Kathy Willens/AP

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Philadelphia Eagles' Nick Foles is sacked by Washington Redskins' Ryan Kerrigan in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Philadelphia.

Michael Perez/AP

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Injured Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick (L) listens as offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg (C) chats with head coach Andy Reid while playing against the Washington Redskins in their NFL football game in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania December 23, 2012. The Redskins won 27-20.

TIM SHAFFER/REUTERS

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Cincinnati Bengals Kevin Huber congratulates kicker Josh Brown on his game-winning field goal against the Pittsburgh Steelers at the end of the fourth quarter of their NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, December 23, 2012. The Bengals won 13-10.

JASON COHN/REUTERS

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Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) is hit by Pittsburgh Steelers strong safety Troy Polamalu (43) as he tries to catch a pass in the second quarter of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec 23, 2012. The pass was incomplete.

Gene J. Puskar/AP

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St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson (39) dives over the goal line past Tampa Bay Buccaneers free safety Ahmad Black (43) to score a touchdown during the second quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Tampa, Fla. The Rams won 28-13.

Reinhold Matay/AP

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Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden (3) is sacked by Denver Broncos defensive end Elvis Dumervil (92) in the third quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Denver.

Joe Mahoney/AP

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Denver Broncos Demaryius Thomas (R) makes a touchdown reception against Cleveland Browns Sheldon Brown (L) during their NFL football game in Denver, Colorado December 23, 2012. The Broncos won 34-12.

MARK LEFFINGWELL/REUTERS

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Chicago Bears' Alshon Jeffery hauls in a pass against the Arizona Cardinals' Greg Toler in the first half during their NFL football game in Phoenix, Arizona December 23, 2012.

DARRYL WEBB/REUTERS

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Arizona Cardinals tight end Rob Housler (84) tries to pull in a pass as Chicago Bears free safety Chris Conte (47) defends during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Glendale, Ariz. The Bears won 28-13.

Paul Connors/AP

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Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta, centre, makes a catch between New York Giants strong safety Stevie Brown, left, and cornerback Corey Webster in the second half of an NFL football game in Baltimore, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012.

Nick Wass/AP

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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning gets up after being tackled by Baltimore Ravens defensive end Arthur Jones while throwing to a receiver in the first half of an NFL football game in Baltimore, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. The Ravens won 33-14.

Nick Wass/AP

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San Francisco 49ers' Bruce Miller (49) goes down from a hard hit by Seattle Seahawks' Kam Chancellor (31) in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Seattle.

John Froschauer/AP

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Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch scores a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Seattle. The Seahaks won 42-13.

John Froschauer/AP

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