Top five plays of week seven in the NFL

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Another week is completed and yet more outstanding and spectacular plays for you to marvel at. Don't take too long to enjoy these plays as there will be yet more to look at this coming week

Calvin Johnson beats triple coverage to score touchdown

Calvin Johnson is known for his spectacular plays and yet again he produced the goods this week. He has been injured this season and it seems he is finally firing on all cylinders.

Against the Bengals he managed to fight off not two but three defenders to haul in a Matthew Stafford pass, it was a broken play and Stafford heaved it towards the endzone knowing Johnson could come down with the ball.

Sherels 86 yard punt return v Giants

There haven’t been a lot of big punt returns so far this season but this week seemed to have its fair share. On Monday Night Football Marcus Sherels score the only touchdownbit the Minnesota Vikings would be able to muster in 60 minutes of action against the New York Giants. The Vikings were so bad even the Giants managed to earn a victory, this was the one and only bright spot.

Dexter McCluster converts 3rd and 21

Dexter McCluster is known for his electrifying speed in the return game but this play was him showing off his pass catching skills. 3rd and 21 is usually a helpless position to be in with no chance of reaching the first down marker, however McCluster and the Chiefs thought differently. He received a screen pass from Alex Smith and used his pace to beat the Texans defence.

Devin Hester 81-yard punt return v Redskins

The best kick returner ever to play in the NFL grab the headlines once again by returning a Washington punt all the way for six points and a touchdown.

After this return he know shares the record of kick returns with Deion Sanders at 19. He hasn’t had one for quite a while and with all the safety measures taken in kickoffs we will see less and less of kickoffs returned all the way, the punt return will be his main chance of beating the record. It was great to see Hester showcase his talents and as usual it wasn’t a straightforward return.

Vincent Jackson one-handed TD catch v Falcons

Not to be outdone by his fellow wide receiver Vincent Jackson came up with his own incredible one-handed catch against the Atlanta Falcons. He fought off the defender grabbed the pass with one hand and then jogged into the endzone for a touchdown. Trust me when I say it’s harder than it sounds though Jackson made it look easy

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