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Published: Jan. 1, 2020 at 12:25 p.m.
Updated: Jan. 13, 2020 at 12:49 p.m.

Best Moments of the Decade

The past 10 years in the NFL have seen some incredible moments. From Beast Quake to the Philly Special, hail Marys to records broken, the game of football has provided reel after reel of highlights. Here are just some of the best moments of the decade.

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  • Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson returns a punt for a touchdown in the final seconds of the game during a game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Giants. The Eagles won 38-31 at the new Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on Dec. 19 2010. 33

    Brian Garfinkel/Associated Press

    2010 - Philadelphia Eagles vs New York Giants

    Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson returns a punt for a touchdown in the final seconds of the game during a game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Giants. The Eagles won 38-31 at the new Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on Dec. 19 2010.

  • In this Jan. 8, 2011 photo, Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (24) shakes off a tackle on a 67-yard touchdown run against the New Orleans Saints in an NFL NFC Wild Card Game in Seattle. When Lynch was traded to Seattle, he brought along the tag "Beast Mode," thanks to his rugged running style. The true meaning of that term showed up last week with a clinching touchdown run that is quickly gaining epic status. 32

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    2010 - New Orleans Saints vs Seattle Seahawks, NFC Wild Card Round

    In this Jan. 8, 2011 photo, Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (24) shakes off a tackle on a 67-yard touchdown run against the New Orleans Saints in an NFL NFC Wild Card Game in Seattle. When Lynch was traded to Seattle, he brought along the tag "Beast Mode," thanks to his rugged running style. The true meaning of that term showed up last week with a clinching touchdown run that is quickly gaining epic status.

  • In this Nov. 6, 2011 photo, Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson (21) breaks away from the St. Louis Rams' Chris Chamberlain, center, on the game-winning touchdown on a 99-yard punt return during overtime in an NFL football game in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals defeated the Rams, 19-13. "I was like 'This team needs a play,'"Peterson said. "I decided to catch the ball and just run for my life." 31

    Ross D. Franklin/Associated Press

    2011 - St. Louis Rams vs Arizona Cardinals

    In this Nov. 6, 2011 photo, Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson (21) breaks away from the St. Louis Rams' Chris Chamberlain, center, on the game-winning touchdown on a 99-yard punt return during overtime in an NFL football game in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals defeated the Rams, 19-13. "I was like 'This team needs a play,'"Peterson said. "I decided to catch the ball and just run for my life."

  • San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis (85) scores on a 14-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Alex Smith over New Orleans Saints strong safety Roman Harper (41) during the fourth quarter of an NFL Divisional Round playoff football game on Jan. 14, 2012, in San Francisco. 30

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    2011 - New Orleans Saints vs San Francisco 49ers, NFL Divisional Round

    San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis (85) scores on a 14-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Alex Smith over New Orleans Saints strong safety Roman Harper (41) during the fourth quarter of an NFL Divisional Round playoff football game on Jan. 14, 2012, in San Francisco.

  • New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning passes to Mario Manningham against the New England Patriots during the second half of Super Bowl XLVI on Feb. 5, 2012, in Indianapolis. 29

    Charlie Riedel/Associated Press

    2011 - New York Giants vs New England Patriots, Super Bowl XLVI

    New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning passes to Mario Manningham against the New England Patriots during the second half of Super Bowl XLVI on Feb. 5, 2012, in Indianapolis.

  • Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson makes a catch during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons to break Jerry Rice's record for single-season receiving yards, at Ford Field in Detroit, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. Johnson entered the game needing 182 yards to tie Rice, who set his mark in 1995 with the San Francisco 49ers. 28

    Rick Osentoski/Associated Press

    2012 - Atlanta Falcons vs Detroit Lions

    Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson makes a catch during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons to break Jerry Rice's record for single-season receiving yards, at Ford Field in Detroit, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. Johnson entered the game needing 182 yards to tie Rice, who set his mark in 1995 with the San Francisco 49ers.

  • Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson smiles while walking off the field after the Vikings' game against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, in Minneapolis. Peterson rushed for 199 yard as the Vikings won 37-34. 27

    Genevieve Ross/Associated Press

    2012 - Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings

    Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson smiles while walking off the field after the Vikings' game against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, in Minneapolis. Peterson rushed for 199 yard as the Vikings won 37-34.

  • San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) runs for a 56-yard touchdown against the Green Bay Packers during the third quarter of an NFC Divisional Round game in San Francisco, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. 26

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    2012 - Green Bay Packers vs San Francisco 49ers, NFC Divisional Round Round

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) runs for a 56-yard touchdown against the Green Bay Packers during the third quarter of an NFC Divisional Round game in San Francisco, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013.

  • In this Jan. 12, 2013 photo, Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones (12) catches a pass for a touchdown despite the defense of Denver Broncos free safety Rahim Moore (26) late in the fourth quarter of an AFC Divisional Round playoff game in Denver. 25

    Jack Dempsey/Associated Press

    2012 - Baltimore Ravens vs Denver Broncos, AFC Divisional Round

    In this Jan. 12, 2013 photo, Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones (12) catches a pass for a touchdown despite the defense of Denver Broncos free safety Rahim Moore (26) late in the fourth quarter of an AFC Divisional Round playoff game in Denver.

  • Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow (15) celebrates with a "Mile High Leap" after throwing an 80-yard scoring pass to wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) to win in overtime during an NFL Wild Card Playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Jan. 8, 2012.  The Broncos defeated the Steelers 29-23 in overtime in the AFC Wild Card Game. 24

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    2012 - Pittsburgh Steelers vs Denver Broncos, AFC Wild Card Round

    Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow (15) celebrates with a "Mile High Leap" after throwing an 80-yard scoring pass to wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) to win in overtime during an NFL Wild Card Playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Jan. 8, 2012. The Broncos defeated the Steelers 29-23 in overtime in the AFC Wild Card Game.

  • Inside linebacker Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens holds the Lombardi Trophy following his team's victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. 23

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    2012 - San Francisco 49ers vs Baltimore Ravens, Super Bowl XLVII

    Inside linebacker Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens holds the Lombardi Trophy following his team's victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013.

  • Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) throws his seventh touchdown of the game against the Baltimore Ravens during the second half, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, in Denver. The Broncos won 49-27. Manning threw a record-tying seven touchdown passes -- something no one had done in 44 years. 22

    Jack Dempsey/Associated Press

    2013 - Baltimore Ravens vs Denver Broncos

    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) throws his seventh touchdown of the game against the Baltimore Ravens during the second half, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, in Denver. The Broncos won 49-27. Manning threw a record-tying seven touchdown passes -- something no one had done in 44 years.

  • Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) smiles after throwing his 51st touchdown pass of the season during an NFL football game against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on Sunday Dec. 22, 2013 in Houston, Texas. Denver won 37-13. 21

    Aaron M. Sprecher/Associated Press

    2013 - Houston Texans vs Denver Broncos

    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) smiles after throwing his 51st touchdown pass of the season during an NFL football game against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on Sunday Dec. 22, 2013 in Houston, Texas. Denver won 37-13.

  • Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) during an NFL regular season game against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013 in Oakland. Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles joined the record books with seven touchdown passes in a 49-20 win over the Raiders. 20

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    2013 - Philadelphia Eagles vs Oakland Raiders

    Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) during an NFL regular season game against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013 in Oakland. Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles joined the record books with seven touchdown passes in a 49-20 win over the Raiders.

  • Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) spikes the ball after scoring a touchdown during an AFC Wild Card game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 in Indianapolis. Indianapolis won 45-44. 19

    Aaron M. Sprecher/Associated Press

    2013 - Kansas City Chiefs vs Indianapolis Colts, AFC Wild Card Round

    Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) spikes the ball after scoring a touchdown during an AFC Wild Card game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 in Indianapolis. Indianapolis won 45-44.

  • In this Jan. 19, 2014 photo, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) tips a pass in the end zone intended for San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree (15) in the final minute of the second half of the NFC Championship in Seattle. Seattle's Malcolm Smith intercepted the tipped pass. 18

    Matt Slocum/Associated Press

    2013 - San Francisco 49ers vs Seattle Seahawks, NFC Championship

    In this Jan. 19, 2014 photo, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) tips a pass in the end zone intended for San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree (15) in the final minute of the second half of the NFC Championship in Seattle. Seattle's Malcolm Smith intercepted the tipped pass.

  • Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning celebrates throwing his 509th career touchdown pass with Terrance Knighton (98) during an NFL football game between the Denver Broncos and the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Denver. 17

    Jack Dempsey/Associated Press

    2014 - San Francisco 49ers vs Denver Broncos

    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning celebrates throwing his 509th career touchdown pass with Terrance Knighton (98) during an NFL football game between the Denver Broncos and the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Denver.

  • New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola scores a 51-yard touchdown after catching a pass from Julian Edelman in the second half of an AFC Divisional Round game against the Baltimore Ravens Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. 16

    Steven Senne/Associated Press

    2014 - Baltimore Ravens vs New England Patriots, AFC Divisional Round

    New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola scores a 51-yard touchdown after catching a pass from Julian Edelman in the second half of an AFC Divisional Round game against the Baltimore Ravens Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass.

  • Seattle Seahawks receiver Jermaine Kearse celebrates after catching the game-winning touchdown during overtime of the NFC Championship against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 28-22 to advance to Super Bowl XLIX. 15

    Jeff Chiu/Associated Press

    2014 - Green Bay Packers vs Seattle Seahawks, NFC Championship

    Seattle Seahawks receiver Jermaine Kearse celebrates after catching the game-winning touchdown during overtime of the NFC Championship against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 28-22 to advance to Super Bowl XLIX.

  • New England Patriots defensive back Malcolm Butler (21) intercepts a pass intended for Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette (83) during Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The Patriots won 28-24. 14

    Peter Read Miller/Associated Press

    2014 - New England Patriots vs Seattle Seahawks, Super Bowl XLIX

    New England Patriots defensive back Malcolm Butler (21) intercepts a pass intended for Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette (83) during Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The Patriots won 28-24.

  • Green Bay Packers tight end Richard Rodgers (82) catches a 61-yard hail Mary throw from quarterback Aaron Rodgers with no time remaining to beat the Lions 27-23 in an NFL football game, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, in Detroit. 13

    Paul Sancya/Associated Press

    2015 - Green Bay Packers vs Detroit Lions

    Green Bay Packers tight end Richard Rodgers (82) catches a 61-yard hail Mary throw from quarterback Aaron Rodgers with no time remaining to beat the Lions 27-23 in an NFL football game, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, in Detroit.

  • Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) scores the game-winning touchdown in overtime as Green Bay Packers defensive end Mike Daniels (76) defends during the second half of an NFC Divisional Round game, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals won 26-20 in overtime. 12

    Ross D. Franklin/Associated Pres

    2015 - Green Bay Packers vs Arizona Cardinals, Divisional Round

    Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) scores the game-winning touchdown in overtime as Green Bay Packers defensive end Mike Daniels (76) defends during the second half of an NFC Divisional Round game, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals won 26-20 in overtime.

  • Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) celebrates after Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, California. The Broncos won against the Panthers, 24-10. 11

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    2015 - Carolina Panthers vs Denver Broncos, Super Bowl 50

    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) celebrates after Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, California. The Broncos won against the Panthers, 24-10.

  • New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (11) makes a catch as Atlanta Falcons Ricardo Allen (37) and Keanu Neal (22) defend during the second half of Super Bowl LI on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston. 10

    Patrick Semansky/Associated Press

    2016 - Atlanta Falcons vs New England Patriots, Super Bowl LI

    New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (11) makes a catch as Atlanta Falcons Ricardo Allen (37) and Keanu Neal (22) defend during the second half of Super Bowl LI on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.

  • New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a pass during the first half of a game against the New York Jets Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, in East Rutherford, New Jersey. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady won his 187th game, the most in NFL history. 9

    Bill Kostroun/Associated Press

    2017 - New England Patriots vs New York Jets

    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a pass during the first half of a game against the New York Jets Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, in East Rutherford, New Jersey. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady won his 187th game, the most in NFL history.

  • Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) leaps for a touchdown in front of Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Will Redmond (24) during the second half of an AFC Wild Card playoff football game in Kansas City, Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. Mariota's throw to the end zone was batted right back at him by Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Darrelle Revis, and Mariota hauled it in and dove for the goal line. 8

    Charlie Riedel/Associated Press

    2017 - Tennessee Titans vs Kansas City Chiefs, AFC Wild Card Round

    Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) leaps for a touchdown in front of Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Will Redmond (24) during the second half of an AFC Wild Card playoff football game in Kansas City, Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. Mariota's throw to the end zone was batted right back at him by Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Darrelle Revis, and Mariota hauled it in and dove for the goal line.

  • In this Jan. 14, 2018 shot, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) runs in for a game-winning touchdown against the New Orleans Saints during the second half of an NFC Divisional Round playoff game in Minneapolis. 7

    Jeff Roberson/Associated Press

    2017 - New Orleans Saints vs Minnesota Vikings, NFC Divisional Round

    In this Jan. 14, 2018 shot, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) runs in for a game-winning touchdown against the New Orleans Saints during the second half of an NFC Divisional Round playoff game in Minneapolis.

  • Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) catches a one-yard touchdown pass near the end of the second quarter for a 22-12 Eagles halftime lead during Super Bowl LII against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 in Minneapolis. The Eagles won the game 41-33. 6

    Paul Spinelli/Associated Press

    2017 - Philadelphia Eagles vs New England Patriots, Super Bowl LII

    Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) catches a one-yard touchdown pass near the end of the second quarter for a 22-12 Eagles halftime lead during Super Bowl LII against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 in Minneapolis. The Eagles won the game 41-33.

  • Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes looks downfield as he rolls out to pass against the Baltimore Ravens during a NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in Kansas City, Mo. The Chiefs won, 27-24. 5

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    2018 - Baltimore Ravens vs Kansas City Chiefs

    Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes looks downfield as he rolls out to pass against the Baltimore Ravens during a NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in Kansas City, Mo. The Chiefs won, 27-24.

  • Miami Dolphins running back Kenyan Drake (32) takes a lateral with seven seconds on the clock and runs in the "Miami Miracle" game-winning touchdown during an NFL game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018 in Miami Gardens, Florida. 4

    Margaret Bowles/Associated Press

    2018 - New England Patriots vs Miami Dolphins

    Miami Dolphins running back Kenyan Drake (32) takes a lateral with seven seconds on the clock and runs in the "Miami Miracle" game-winning touchdown during an NFL game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018 in Miami Gardens, Florida.

  • New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) celebrates and acknowledges the crowd after breaking the NFL all-time passing yards record previously held by Peyton Manning during an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in New Orleans. 3

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    2018 - Washington Redskins vs New Orleans Saints

    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) celebrates and acknowledges the crowd after breaking the NFL all-time passing yards record previously held by Peyton Manning during an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in New Orleans.

  • Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) looks to run through Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback A.J. Bouye (21) as he hammers his way downfield for a 99-yard touchdown good for a 13-2 second quarter Titans lead during the Week 14 game on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans won the game 30-9. 2

    Paul Spinelli/Associated Press

    2018 - Jacksonville Jaguars vs Tennessee Titans

    Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) looks to run through Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback A.J. Bouye (21) as he hammers his way downfield for a 99-yard touchdown good for a 13-2 second quarter Titans lead during the Week 14 game on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans won the game 30-9.

  • New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) sets an all-time record with 540 career touchdown passes thrown during a game against the Indianapolis Colts, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019 in New Orleans. 1

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    2019 - Indianapolis Colts vs New Orleans Saints

    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) sets an all-time record with 540 career touchdown passes thrown during a game against the Indianapolis Colts, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019 in New Orleans.