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2013 Photos of the Year

Marques Colston reaches for a pass against the Falcons in Week 1. (Greg Nelson)

Marques Colston reaches for a pass against the Falcons in Week 1. (Greg Nelson)

Russell Wilson gets things started for the Seahawks at Carolina in Week 1. (Al Tielemans)

Russell Wilson gets things started for the Seahawks at Carolina in Week 1. (Al Tielemans)

Jermaine Kearse goes high for a Week 1 reception against the Panthers. (Al Tielemans)

Jermaine Kearse goes high for a Week 1 reception against the Panthers. (Al Tielemans)

Vernon Davis hauls in his first of two Week 1 TDs against the Packers. (Robert Beck)

Vernon Davis hauls in his first of two Week 1 TDs against the Packers. (Robert Beck)

Texans rookie D.J. Swearinger prepares for his first NFL game. (John W. McDonough)

Texans rookie D.J. Swearinger prepares for his first NFL game. (John W. McDonough)

Andre Johnson takes it to the Chargers in Week 1, when Houston’s season was filled with promise. (John W. McDonough)

Andre Johnson takes it to the Chargers in Week 1, when Houston’s season was filled with promise. (John W. McDonough)

The long snap: Texans vs. Chargers. (John W. McDonough)

The long snap: Texans vs. Chargers. (John W. McDonough)

All eyes on Robert Griffin III and his surgically repaired knee in the opener against the Eagles. (Simon Bruty)

All eyes on Robert Griffin III and his surgically repaired knee in the opener against the Eagles. (Simon Bruty)

Philly’s Cary Williams lays a hit on RG3 in the Eagles’s Week 1 win at Washington. (Simon Bruty)

Philly’s Cary Williams lays a hit on RG3 in the Eagles’s Week 1 win at Washington. (Simon Bruty)

A free-for-all for the ball in the Pats-Jets Thursday nighter in Week 2. (Damian Strohmeyer)

A free-for-all for the ball in the Pats-Jets Thursday nighter in Week 2. (Damian Strohmeyer)

Calm before the storm: Broncos at the Giants, Week 2. (Simon Bruty)

Calm before the storm: Broncos at the Giants, Week 2. (Simon Bruty)

LeSean McCoy on the rampage versus the Chargers in Week 2. (Al Tielemans)

LeSean McCoy on the rampage versus the Chargers in Week 2. (Al Tielemans)

San Diego kicker Nick Novak celebrates his game-winner at Philly in Week 2. (Al Tielemans)

San Diego kicker Nick Novak celebrates his game-winner at Philly in Week 2. (Al Tielemans)

A 12th kid absorbs the Seattle-SF pregame scene. (Robert Beck)

A 12th kid absorbs the Seattle-SF pregame scene. (Robert Beck)

Marshawn Lynch is in the house for the Niners game. (Rod Mar)

Marshawn Lynch is in the house for the Niners game. (Rod Mar)

Mayhem in the endzone as the Seahawks pressure Colin Kaepernick. (Robert Beck)

Mayhem in the endzone as the Seahawks pressure Colin Kaepernick. (Robert Beck)

Hall of Famer Bart Starr takes in Washington-Green Bay in Week 2. (Jeff Haynes)

Hall of Famer Bart Starr takes in Washington-Green Bay in Week 2. (Jeff Haynes)

Jordy Nelson takes a Lambeau Leap in Week 2. (Jeff Haynes)

Jordy Nelson takes a Lambeau Leap in Week 2. (Jeff Haynes)

Lions wideout Nate Burleson stretches pregame at Washington in Week 3. (Simon Bruty)

Lions wideout Nate Burleson stretches pregame at Washington in Week 3. (Simon Bruty)

Washington vs. Detroit, Week 3. (Simon Bruty)

Washington vs. Detroit, Week 3. (Simon Bruty)

Matthew Stafford eyes the ball. (Simon Bruty)

Matthew Stafford eyes the ball. (Simon Bruty)

Larry Fitzgerald takes a breather. (Al Tielemans/SI)

Larry Fitzgerald takes a breather. (Al Tielemans/SI)

Arizona’s Rashard Mendenhall, pregame at Tampa in Week 4. (Al Tielemans)

Arizona’s Rashard Mendenhall, pregame at Tampa in Week 4. (Al Tielemans)

Carson Palmer, meet Gerald McCoy. Arizona at Tampa Bay, Week 4. (Al Tielemans)

Carson Palmer, meet Gerald McCoy. Arizona at Tampa Bay, Week 4. (Al Tielemans)

Jason Pierre-Paul pressures Michael Vick, Week 5 at Metlife Stadium. (Carlos M. Saavedra)

Jason Pierre-Paul pressures Michael Vick, Week 5 at Metlife Stadium. (Carlos M. Saavedra)

Hakeem Nicks of the Giants, Week 5 vs. Philly. (Carlos M. Saavedra)

Hakeem Nicks of the Giants, Week 5 vs. Philly. (Carlos M. Saavedra)

Dexter McCluster, Raiders at Chiefs, Week 6. (David E. Klutho)

Dexter McCluster, Raiders at Chiefs, Week 6. (David E. Klutho)

Carolina’s Cam Newton targets Ted Ginn at Tampa in Week 8. (Gary Bogdon)

Carolina’s Cam Newton targets Ted Ginn at Tampa in Week 8. (Gary Bogdon)

Knowshon Moreno finds the going tough against the Colts. (Andrew Hancock)

Knowshon Moreno finds the going tough against the Colts. (Andrew Hancock)

Robert Mathis gives his former teammate a less-than-warm welcome. (Andrew Hancock)

Robert Mathis gives his former teammate a less-than-warm welcome. (Andrew Hancock)

A fan heads to Lucas Oil Stadium for Peyton Manning’s return to Indy. (Andrew Hancock)

A fan heads to Lucas Oil Stadium for Peyton Manning’s return to Indy. (Andrew Hancock)

Dallas rookie J.J. Wilcox breaks up a Philly pass attempt. (Al Tielemans)

Dallas rookie J.J. Wilcox breaks up a Philly pass attempt. (Al Tielemans)

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett looks on at Philly, Week 7. (Al Tielemans)

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett looks on at Philly, Week 7. (Al Tielemans)

Chicago’s Brandon Marshall takes on all of D.C. in Week 7. (Simon Bruty)

Chicago’s Brandon Marshall takes on all of D.C. in Week 7. (Simon Bruty)

San Diego’s Eric Weddle puts a hit on Indy’s Donald Brown in the Week 6 Monday nighter. (John Biever)

San Diego’s Eric Weddle puts a hit on Indy’s Donald Brown in the Week 6 Monday nighter. (John Biever)

Derrick Johnson leaps at Terrelle Pryor, Week 6 at K.C. (David E. Klutho/SI)

Derrick Johnson leaps at Terrelle Pryor, Week 6 at K.C. (David E. Klutho/SI)

Rams QB Kellen Clemens unloads from endzone in San Francisco in Week 13. (Jed Jacobsohn)

Rams QB Kellen Clemens unloads from endzone in San Francisco in Week 13. (Jed Jacobsohn)

The AFC’s two top teams square off. (Winslow Townson)

The AFC’s two top teams square off. (Winslow Townson)

Rob Gronkowski stretches for the goal line. (Winslow Townson)

Rob Gronkowski stretches for the goal line. (Winslow Townson)

Montee Ball loses it. (Winslow Townson)

Montee Ball loses it. (Winslow Townson)

Bill Belichick, Denver at New England, Week 12. (Winslow Townson)

Bill Belichick, Denver at New England, Week 12. (Winslow Townson)

Jason Witten feels a Giant crunch in Week 12. (Simon Bruty)

Jason Witten feels a Giant crunch in Week 12. (Simon Bruty)

Rams rookie Tavon Austin awaits a Bears punt in Week 12. (David E. Klutho)

Rams rookie Tavon Austin awaits a Bears punt in Week 12. (David E. Klutho)

LeSean McCoy shows his hops against Washington in Week 11. (Carlos M. Saavedra)

LeSean McCoy shows his hops against Washington in Week 11. (Carlos M. Saavedra)

RG3 at Philly in Week 11. (Carlos M. Saavedra)

RG3 at Philly in Week 11. (Carlos M. Saavedra)

Wes Welker, a new favorite of Manning’s, against the Chiefs in Week 11. (Robert Beck)

Wes Welker, a new favorite of Manning’s, against the Chiefs in Week 11. (Robert Beck)

Alex Smith versus the Broncos, at Denver in Week 11. (Robert Beck)

Alex Smith versus the Broncos, at Denver in Week 11. (Robert Beck)

Calvin Johnson and Ike Taylor tussle at the line. (Fred Vuich)

Calvin Johnson and Ike Taylor tussle at the line. (Fred Vuich)

Sam Martin punts from the endzone at Heinz Field. (Fred Vuich)

Sam Martin punts from the endzone at Heinz Field. (Fred Vuich)

Ben Roethlisberger in throwback mode against the Lions in Week 11. (Fred Vuich)

Ben Roethlisberger in throwback mode against the Lions in Week 11. (Fred Vuich)

David Bass and Julius Peppers pursue Joe Flacco. (Jeff Haynes)

David Bass and Julius Peppers pursue Joe Flacco. (Jeff Haynes)

Less than ideal conditions at Soldier Field for the Ravens’ visit. (Jeff Haynes)

Less than ideal conditions at Soldier Field for the Ravens’ visit. (Jeff Haynes)

The officials flee harsh weather; Ravens at Bears, Week 11. (Jeff Haynes)

The officials flee harsh weather; Ravens at Bears, Week 11. (Jeff Haynes)

Peyton Manning, at home in Denver. (Robert Beck)

Peyton Manning, at home in Denver. (Robert Beck)

Marshawn Lynch in full Beast Mode in Atlanta. (Al Tielemans)

Marshawn Lynch in full Beast Mode in Atlanta. (Al Tielemans)