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Top five catches of season's first half

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There were plenty of amazing plays in the first half of the 2011 NFL season, so there's plenty to look forward to in the season's second half. Here is a compilation of the greatest catches from the first nine weeks of the year.

Just missing the cut:
» Brent Celek's backward catch vs. Redskins
» Dallas Clark's one-handed TD vs. Bengals
» Brandon Lloyd's sideline snag vs. Chargers

Matthew Stafford's jump-ball scoring heave to Calvin Johnson wasn't just a great play, but also provided the knockout punch in a Week 1 win in Tampa.
The Buccaneers' Mike Williams catches the ball in the back of the end zone and just gets his toes down to complete the scoring play against the Lions.
After further review: Rookie receiver Julio Jones' first career touchdown was a spectacular diving snag between Colts defenders.
One of the all-time greatest tight ends, Tony Gonzalez, extended his extensive career highlight reel with this great grab against the Eagles.
Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe put on an amazing juggling act before hauling in a touchdown catch against the Colts.

Best of the first half:
» Comebacks | Defensive plays | Special teams plays

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