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Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck throw Week 9's best

Gregg Rosenthal breaks down the six throws that explain Week 9. Marc Sessler alreadyhas broken down the biggest runs.

Just watch Andrew Luck's entire highlight package this week. It's silly. As our home-page editor, Henry Hodgson, notes, Luck converted third downs of 10, 11, 12, 14, 16 and 20 yards against the best third-down defense in the NFL.

My two favorite throws: The 25-yard bullet under extreme pressure to T.Y. Hilton and the play to Reggie Wayne below. Now that's how you ignore the pass rush around you.

This third down set up the Indianapolis Colts' game-winning field goal against the Miami Dolphins.

Jacquizz Rodgers is an increasingly important third-down weapon for the Atlanta Falcons. I've seen him make defenders miss and break tackles to keep drives alive a lot this year. This missed tackle from Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick is what Dallas' season has been all about. When they have a chance to make a big play, they usually don't.

Prediction: The moment below will be chosen by "NFL Turning Point" this week to define the New York Giants-Pittsburgh Steelers game. It really might be the turning point of the Steelers' season. After their 24-20 win, they're back.

Remember those arm strength concerns about Peyton Manning? Those were cute. 

We usually try to spin positive, but Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder's struggles for a contending team have become a huge story. He had 58 yards a few weeks ago, struggled against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and then had 63 yards in a 30-20 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. It is 2012.

Let Doug Martin run wild. Chuck the ball up to Vincent Jackson and Mike Williams. We like this Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive personality.

Follow Gregg Rosenthal on Twitter @greggrosenthal.

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