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Published: Nov. 26, 2012 at 01:14 a.m.
Updated: Nov. 26, 2012 at 01:19 a.m.

Photo Essay Week 12: Curse, Coincidence or Superstition

Many sports fans are inclined to believe that team losses can be traced back to a curse or superstition. So who said or did something to ruin their team's chance at a win in Week 12? Let's take a look.

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  • Lions' Luck 6

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    Lions' Luck

    The Detroit Lions lost their ninth consecutive game on Thanksgiving Day at the hands of the Houston Texans. To make matters worse, Lions head coach Jim Schwartz challenged a questionable Texans touchdown before the official review, which caused the play to not be reviewed at all. Ouch.

  • Ryan Talks, RGIII Walks 5

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    Ryan Talks, RGIII Walks

    Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan boldly predicted a win over Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins on Thanksgiving Day. RGIII, however, had different plans as he threw for 311 yards and 4 touchdowns in a 38-31 win. Perhaps Ryan should just reach for the left-over turkey instead of guaranteeing more wins.

  • The Ghost of Tebow Past 4

    Julio Cortez/Associated Press

    The Ghost of Tebow Past

    The New York Jets appeared as if in a Turkey-induced coma as Tom Brady and the Patriots steam-rolled them on Thanksgiving. Not even Tim Tebow could work some magic and attempt to save the Jets, as he was out with a two broken ribs.

  • Tannehill, Sprinklers Make it Rain in Miami 3

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    Tannehill, Sprinklers Make it Rain in Miami

    Late in the third quarter the Miami Dolphins surprised the Seattle Seahawks with a new secret weapon - their sprinkler system. Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill later led a game-winning fourth quarter drive in which the sprinklers surprisingly didn't make an appearance.

  • Shaving for the Future 2

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    Shaving for the Future

    Two Indianapolis Colts cheerleaders shaved their heads to support Chuck Pagano and raise funds for leukemia research as the Colts beat the Bills 20-13. But since most of the Colts already shaved their heads, whose hair will be on the chopping block next week when they face the Detroit Lions?

  • Fireman Ed Hangs Up his Helmet 1

    David Drapkin/Associated

    Fireman Ed Hangs Up his Helmet

    New York Jets super-fan Fireman Ed announced his retirement as the Jets most high-profile fan today. Perhaps plain old Ed can help rally the Jets back from their disappointing 4-7 start to the season.

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