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Top 100 plays of 2012: Plays 41-50

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From now until Aug. 2, "NFL AM" is counting down the top 100 plays from the 2012 season. Tune into "NFL AM" on NFL Network each weekday at 6 a.m. ET to see which play is revealed in the countdown.

50. Cooper scooper

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles lobs the ball to wide receiver Riley Cooper, who makes an amazing one-handed catch for a 15-yard touchdown and a 24-17 lead over the Dallas Cowboys in the third quarter of a Week 13 game against the Dallas Cowboys. Watch

49. RG3 keeps the play alive

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III frantically scrambles and finds tight end Logan Paulsen for a first down on a fourth-and-10 play during a Week 7 game against the New York Giants. Watch

48. Can't-miss Kerrigan

Washington Redskins defensive end Ryan Kerrigan picks off a quick pass from Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan and returns it for a touchdown during a Week 5 game. Watch

47. Toler on the spot

Arizona Cardinals cornerback Greg Toler saved a Jason Snelling fumble from falling out of bounds. The ball was recovered by teammate Rashad Johnson for an Atlanta Falcons turnover in a Week 11 game at the Georgia Dome. Watch

46. Gibson displays a gift for grab

St. Louis Rams wide receiver Brandon Gibson comes down with an improbable 22-yard catch in a Week 6 game against the Miami Dolphins. Watch

45. Look ma, no coverage

The St. Louis Rams use a trick field-goal play that results in a Danny Amendola 2-yard touchdown reception in a Week 4 game against the Seattle Seahawks. Watch

44. Razzle dazzle scramble gamble

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is able to keep the play alive and then finds tight end Heath Miller, who gets in from 30 yards out for a touchdown during a Week 15 game against the Dallas Cowboys. Watch

43. RGTD

What's the perfect start for a promising professional football career? How about Robert Griffin III's first touchdown toss going for 88 yards? RG3's first scoring strike went to Pierre Garcon in the Washington Redskins' Week 1 win over the New Orleans Saints in the Superdome. Watch

42. Gore for the score

San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore battles for a 23-yard score to put the 49ers up 30-15 in a Week 1 win over the Green Bay Packers. Watch

41. Redskins reach into the ol' bag of tricks

Robert Griffin III pitches to Brandon Banks, who laterals the ball back across the field to RG3, who then finds receiver Niles Paul downfield for a 30-yard gain in the Washington Redskins' Week 4 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Watch

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