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Seven plays that explain Week 12

Each week, the Around The NFL crew will choose the plays that defined Sunday's action:

Forget the play that defined Week 12; Odell Beckham's one-handed grab against Dallas could redefine all of humanity. Anything is possible now. Thousands of "Odells" will be born in New York 10 months from now. -- Gregg Rosenthal

I enjoyed watching A.J. Green's takedown of Houston so much that I included his whole highlight reel below. His performance wasn't about just one play; it was about ripping out Houston's heart with contested catch after contested catch on third down. Listen after the first catch, and you can hear Green ask if the Texans have somebody else to cover him. They tried, but it didn't matter.  -- Gregg Rosenthal

Aaron Rodgers is ridiculous. On first-and-goal, he throws completely across his body into the opposite corner of the end zone. No other quarterback in the league would get away with putting that much air under a ball that travels that far. Alas, no other quarterback is as good as Aaron Rodgers is right now. -- Conor Orr

All T.Y. Hilton does is make big plays. Hilton buried the Jaguars with this 73-yard touchdown and then paid tribute to his newborn daughter with a clever end-zone celebration. Hilton went over 1,000 yards for the season on Sunday and has added his name to the conversation when you talk about the top 10 wide receivers in football. -- Dan Hanzus

Tom Brady finds Tim Wright for the No. 2 tight end's second touchdown of the game. A week after the Patriots used six offensive linemen to run all over the Colts, they switched gears to a two-tight end package to beat the Lions through the air. -- Chris Wesseling

There was no better player for the Browns on Sunday than a back-from-suspension Josh Gordon. Cleveland wouldn't have nipped the Falcons, though, if it weren't for running back Isaiah Crowell. The undrafted rookie dialed up a season-high 88 yards on the ground with two touchdowns. The second score was a thing of beauty. -- Marc Sessler

Russell Wilson might not have Golden Tate or Percy Harvin to throw to anymore, but he does have the glorious Cooper Helfet in his arsenal. The former practice-squader drove the nail into Arizona's coffin with this 20-yard catch-and-run for six. -- Conor Orr

The latest Around The NFL Podcast recaps every Sunday game from Week 12 and discusses Ryan Tannehill's progression. Find more Around The NFL content on NFL NOW.

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