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The 10 best shots from Week 9

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The highlights from Week 9 of the 2011 season feature Ben Tate bursting past the Browns, the Dolphins' first win and a frantic finish in the Super Bowl XLII rematch. Take a look at what our photo editors picked for the top-10 photos of the week and let us know if you agree or disagree.

10. Tate-r tots

Texans running back Ben Tate runs in for a touchdown against the Browns.

David J. Phillip/Associated Press

9. Look out behind you!

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is hit late in Green Bay's win over San Diego.

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8. Air L.T.

The Jets' LaDainian Tomlinson leaps over the pile and scores a touchdown against the Bills.

Derek Gee/Associated Press

7. Pointing the way

Falcons rookie WR Julio Jones was a star against the Colts, scoring two touchdowns in Atlanta's win.

Michael Conroy/Associated Press

6. I'll take that

Patriots defensive back Kyle Arrington comes down with an interception on a pass intended for Giants wide receiver Mario Manningham.

Charles Krupa/Associated Press

5. A Royal return

Broncos wide receiver Eddie Royal scores on an 85-yard punt return.

Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press

4. Soaring 'Skin

49ers quarterback Alex Smith passes as Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo (98) jumps in the air.

James Lang/US Presswire

3. Full Nelson

Packers receiver Jordy Nelson catches a pass for a touchdown against the Chargers.

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2. Ballard is ballin'

Giants tight end Jake Ballard makes a reception in front of Patriots linebacker Tracy White. Ballard had a touchdown catch later in the drive as the Giants won 24-20.

Michael Dwyer/Associated Press

1. Spitting image

Dolphins coach Tony Sparano yells to his team during its first victory of the season.

Ed Zurga/Associated Press



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