Manning, Flacco snatch victory from jaws of defeat

Eli Manning and Joe Flacco took turns playing the hero on a thrilling NFL Sunday, with Manning reprising his game-winning touchdown drive in the 2008 Super Bowl to beat Tom Brady and the Patriots, then Flacco answering his critics with a 92-yard march down the field against the Pittsburgh Steelers, throwing the game-winning touchdown pass with 10 seconds left. For Manning, it was sweet vindication after he came under fire for insisting earlier this season that he belonged in Brady's class, while Jeff Darlington writes that it might just be a turning point for the recently maligned Flacco.

Here's what else is on tap for Monday:

»Catch up with all the action from a wild Week 9 at's exclusive Game Center, featuring videos, stats, stories and more.

»Tune into NFL Network's "Around The League Live" Monday at 1 p.m. ET to hear from Sunday's winning and losing coaches and the players who made headlines, including Broncos running back Willis McGahee, who ran for 163 yards in Denver's upset of the Raiders.

»If the season ended today, the Cincinnati Bengals would be the top seed in the AFC playoffs. Find out where all the teams stand at the midway point of the season.

»If Chris Johnson's decline continues, his tenure with the Tennessee Titans might not last that long after all because of how his new contract is structured, writes Jason La Canfora.

»Peyton Hillis' reportedly erratic behavior with the Browns isn't news to Michael Lombardi, who reveals it was one of the motivating factors in Denver's 2010 trade of the running back to Cleveland.

»Did Aaron Rodgers help lead your fantasy football team to a victory? Or was it Julio Jones' huge stat line that put you over the top? Vote now on who was the top fantasy player during an exciting Week 9.

»Get an exclusive first look at the next episode of "A Football Life," which chronicles the one-of-a-kind life of legendary Raiders owner Al Davis. The full NFL Films documentary airs Thursday night on NFL Network.

»The time has come for you to nominate your Pro Bowl players for 2012. Cast your vote for the AFC and NFC's best players at each position.

»Come up with names for the week's most exciting plays, and tweet your way into the NFL history books. We'll pick our favorites, and let users pick the final winner each week.

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