Week 12: Another headliner for Colts
Wide receiver, Indianapolis Colts
Andrew Luck isn't the only budding star in Indianapolis. Hilton scored a pair of touchdowns -- one on a 75-yard punt return, the other on an 8-yard pass from Luck -- to lead the Colts past Buffalo 20-13. Hilton became the first player in franchise history to score on a receiving touchdown and on a kick return in the same game.
Running back, Baltimore Ravens
Rice (164 total yards) didn't score a TD, but his late-game catch and run on fourth-and-29 will go down as one of the season's most memorable plays. With the Ravens trailing 13-10, Rice caught a short pass and weaved through the San Diego defense for a first down. Six plays later, the Ravens forced overtime with a 38-yard field goal. They went on to win 16-13.
Wide receiver, Chicago Bears
Coming off a lackluster Monday night performance (two catches), Marshall returned for form against the Vikings. Marshall matched a season high with 12 catches for 92 yards in the Bears' 28-10 victory.
Running back, Cincinnati Bengals
Green-Ellis appears to be getting stronger as the regular season enters its final stage. After rushing for 101 yards in Week 11, Green-Ellis had a season-high 129 yards and a TD on 19 carries in the Bengals' 34-10 victory over Oakland.
Wide receiver, Atlanta Falcons
The Falcons drafted Jones for his big-play ability, which was on full display Sunday. Jones caught an 80-yard TD pass from Matt Ryan in the Falcons' 24-23 victory at Tampa Bay. He finished with six receptions for 147 yards.
Wide receiver, Jacksonville Jaguars
Speaking of big-play receivers, Shorts has become the Jaguars' most reliable threat. Shorts (4 catches, 105 yards) continued his emergence Sunday, catching a 59-yard TD pass from Chad Henne in Jacksonville's 24-19 victory over Tennessee.
Is the Niners' defense the best in football? It made another strong statement Sunday. Ahmad Brooks and Donte Whitner each had interception returns for scores, and San Francisco sacked Drew Brees five times in a 31-21 road victory.
Cornerback, St. Louis Rams
Jenkins returned two interceptions for TDs, helping the Rams to a 31-17 victory over Ariziona. Jenkins had a 36-yard pick-six in the first quarter and a 39-yarder in the third.
So far, life without Ben Roethlisberger isn't going well for the Steelers. Third-string QB Charlie Batch was picked off three times as the Steelers committed an eye-popping eight turnovers in a 20-14 loss at Cleveland. All four of Pittsburgh's running backs (Rashard Mendenhall, Jonathan Dwyer, Isaac Redman and Chris Rainey) lost a fumble.
Quarterback, Arizona Cardinals
Shoddy quarterback play continues to hinder the Cardinals. Lindley threw four interceptions, including the pick-sixes to Jenkins, in the Cardinals' seventh straight loss.
Quarterback, Oakland Raiders
Happy homecoming? Not quite. Palmer had a rough return to Cincinnati. The veteran QB was intercepted once, lost a fumble and was sacked four times as the Raiders dropped their fourth straight. He passed for only 146 yards.
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