Top 17 NFL Moments of the 2017 Season

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  • By Ralph Warner
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Now that a new year is upon us, you're probably thinking it's time to leave all the negativity of 2017 in the past. This year, you're gonna get jacked like The Rock and grow your wealth instead of your waistline, right?

Well, while you prepare to reach those new goals, let's reflect on 2017 a bit. These gridiron highlights left NFL fans in awe. From unbelievable game-winning catches to TD celebrations that went viral, these are the Top 17 NFL Moments of the 2017 Season.

17. Paul Richardson's Jump Ball Catch
Game: Seahawks vs. Giants
Date: 10/22/2017

Paul Richardson hauling in this 50-50 ball for a 38-yard touchdown reception was amazing because of his great hands and his ability to win the tug of war afterward.

16. Aaron Rodgers Being Aaron Rodgers
Game: Packers vs. Cowboys
Date: 10/8/2017

Aaron Rodgers has completed game-winners from 60+ yards on multiple occasions, so connecting with WR Davante Adams 12-yard TD was lightwork. Just one of many game-winning TDs for a QB who many consider the G.O.A.T.

15. Eagles' Electric Slide Celebration
Game: Bears vs. Eagles
Date: 11/26/2017

The Eagles' celebration was so good they had to do it twice. Actually, it was because the first touchdown was erased because of a penalty, but the sequel was just as good as the first.

14. Kareem Hunt's Big Debut
Game: Chiefs vs. Patriots
Date: 9/7/2017

The Chiefs rookie RB fumbled his first carry, but that was quickly forgotten as he racked up 246 scrimmage yards -- a record for an NFL debut.

13. Duck, Duck, Gray Duck
Game: Vikings vs. Bears
Date: 10/9/2017

This celebration was immediately praised for its creativity, but hotly debated over what to call the re-enactment -- duck, duck, gray duck or duck, duck, goose?

12. Antonio Brown's Toe-Tap of the Year
Game: Packers vs. Steelers
Date: 11/26/2017

This MJ-esque toe-tap was just one of many highlights in A.B.'s MVP-worthy season. Andy Dalton summed it up perfectly: "Almost his whole body was fully out of bounds and somehow he got his feet in. It's ridiculous."

11. Maurice Harris' Submission for Catch of the Year
Game: Vikings vs. Redskins
Date: 11/12/2017

Ever see something so ridiculous that you just immediately dismiss it? That's what happened to the refs, announcers, and fans on this ridiculous 36-yard touchdown reception -- the first of his career.

10. The Steelers Play Hide-and-Seek
Game: Bengals vs. Steelers
Date: 10/22/2017

JuJu Smith-Schuster (21) is the youngest player in the league and his youthful joy shines through in celebrations like this one.

9. Marvin Jones' Insane One-Handed Grab
Game: Lions vs. Saints
Date: 10/15/2017

PSA to NFL cornerbacks: If you grab Marvin Jones' jersey, arm or try to interfere with him in any way similar to this, it likely won't help you.

8. Roger Lewis' Incredible Grab Sets Up G-Men
Game: Chiefs vs. Giants
Date: 11/19/2017

It's almost like you can hear the *skrrt* of Roger Lewis' cleats as he hauled in this 34-yard catch. The play set up Aldrick Rosas' 23-yard game-winning chip shot in the Giants 12-9 victory over the Chiefs.

7. Deshaun Watson vs. Russell Wilson
Game: Texans vs. Seahawks
Date: 10/29/2017

This Week 8 matchup was a classic battle between an elite QB of today and an elite QB of tomorrow. Despite losing, Deshaun Watson had his coming out party completing 19 of 30 passes for 402 yards and 4 touchdowns.

6. Kenny Stills' Circus Catch
Game: Jets vs. Dolphins
Date: 10/22/2017

This ridiculous 36-yard circus catch by WR Kenny Stills makes it look like he was playing hot potato with Jets CB Buster Skrine. See if you can count the number of appendages the ball hit before Stills secured it.

5. Jake Elliott's 61-Yard, Game-Winning FG
Game: Giants vs. Eagles
Date: 9/24/2017

Just a few weeks prior to nailing this kick, rookie K Jake Elliot had been cut by the Bengals. In the second game of his career, Elliott made the longest FG in Eagles history.

4. Tyreek Hill Scores on a Checkdown Hail Mary
Game: Chiefs vs. Cowboys
Date: 11/5/2017

Tyreek Hill is widely regarded as the fastest player on the gridiron, but the Chiefs WR used agility, timing, and blocks on this relatively unconventional Hail Mary.

3. Tarik Cohen's Insane 61-Yard Punt Return
Game: 49ers vs. Bears
Date: 12/3/2017

Bears' rookie RB Tarik Cohen's "61-yard" punt return was really about 100 yards or more when you include all of the yards he ran laterally and backward. What's the saying -- 732 steps forward and 480 steps back?

2. Duron Harmon's Game-Sealing INT
Game: Patriots vs. Steelers
Date: 12/17/2017

This goal-line interception by SS Duron Harmon sealed the game for the Pats in another classic New England-Pittsburgh battle. The pick also put them on the path toward home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs.

1. Russell Wilson's Scramble Completion on TNF
Game: Seahawks vs. Cardinals
Date: 11/9/2017

Who can make NFL players look like little kids chasing a grown man? Russell Carrington Wilson. This 54-yard completion on 2nd & 21 is just Russ being Russ.

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