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NFL 2012: Looking Back at Most Memorable Moments of 2012 NFL Season

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November 19, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) scrambles from Chicago Bears defensive end Israel Idonije (71) during the fourth quarter at Candlestick Park. The 49ers defeated the Bears 32-7. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Week 11

Colin Kaepernick replaces the injured Alex Smith and plays remarkably well in his first NFL start against the Chicago Bears.

Week 12

RGIII rips apart the Cowboys defense and adds to the Redskins win-streak on their way to a division crown.

Mark Sanchez. “Butt fumble.”

Ray Rice catches a short pass from Joe Flacco and outruns San Diego defenders to complete a jaw-dropping fourth-and-29 conversion, leading to the tying field goal. Baltimore then won in overtime, 16-13.

Two Colts cheerleaders shave their heads in order to raise public fundraising support for Chuck Pagano, and for Leukemia research.

Week 13

Following the tragedy of Javon Belcher’s suicide, the Kansas City chiefs rallied around each other and pulled away from Week 13 with a win for their lost player, friend.

Russell Wilson continued to surprise critics as he led the Seahawks on two touchdown drives in the fourth quarter and overtime. It helped them secure an unlikely comeback win on the road against a tough Bears defense.

Andrew Luck finished his next fourth quarter comeback with a miraculous final play. It was a touchdown pass as time expired in regulation against the Lions.

Week 14

The Cowboy answered the death of Josh Brent with an emotional 20-19 win against the Bengals as time expired.

Week 15

Games throughout the NFL each held a moving moment of silence to honor the lives of the children and teachers killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy.

Week 16

Calvin “Megatron” Johnson passed Jerry Rice’s receiving record against the Atlanta Falcons. He set the new bar at 1,964 yards in a single season.

Week 17

“Colts win meant the world to me.” Head coach Chuck Pagano returned to the Colts.

Adrian Peterson leads the Vikings into the playoffs, but falls just nine yards shy of Eric Dickerson’s all-time yards rushing record in a season.