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Published: Jan. 15, 2012 at 08:52 p.m.
Updated: Jan. 22, 2012 at 10:49 p.m.

2011 - Best of Divisional Playoff Weekend

The divisional playoffs featured an epic finish in San Francisco, the end of Tebow Time and a Giant upset in Green Bay. See what our photo editors picked for the top 10 photos of the week and let us know if you agree or disagree.

10 Photos Total

  • 10. Getting ahead 10

    Ben Liebenberg/NFL

    10. Getting ahead

    Vernon Davis gives the 49ers an early lead on the Saints.

  • 9. Purple reign 9

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    9. Purple reign

    Anquan Boldin catches a touchdown against the Texans.

  • 8. Eat turf 8

    Paul Sakuma/Associated Press

    8. Eat turf

    Saints quarterback Drew Brees hits the ground in front of 49ers defensive tackle Ricky Jean-Francois.

  • 7. Just in the Nicks of time 7

    Todd Rosenberg/NFL

    7. Just in the Nicks of time

    Hakeem Nicks catches a Hail Mary pass at the end of the first half of a victory over the Packers.

  • 6. Smith sneaks in for six 6

    Ben Liebenberg/NFL

    6. Smith sneaks in for six

    Alex Smith scores touchdown on a surprise QB sneak against the Saints.

  • 5. I'll take that, bro 5

    Nick Wass/Associated Press

    5. I'll take that, bro

    Ravens safety Ed Reed hits the turf after intercepting a pass intended for Andre Johnson.

  • 4. Good as gold 4

    Ben Margot/Associated Press

    4. Good as gold

    49ers defensive tackle Justin Smith celebrates after sacking Drew Brees.

  • 3. Halting Tebow Time 3

    Kirby Lee/NFL

    3. Halting Tebow Time

    Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow is pressured by Patriots linebacker Rob Ninkovich.

  • 2. The Catch III 2

    Jason O. Watson/US PRESSWIRE

    2. The Catch III

    Vernon Davis celebrates after scoring the winning touchdown against the Saints.

  • 1. Manning of the moment 1

    Darron Cummings/Associated Press

    1. Manning of the moment

    Giants quarterback Eli Manning reacts after completing a Hail Mary pass to Hakeem Nicks.

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