From the dramatic ending of the Packers-Cardinals playoff game at the beginning of 2016 and Jeff Fisher's firing (finally!) to Dak Prescott's emergence to Colin Kaepernick's protest that caught the attention of many this season, here's a comprehensive look at the top 20 most memorable NFL moments of 2016. These moments also appear in SI's top 116 moments of 2016, so check it out to see where they stand against the rest of the sports landscape.
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Syracuse Hands Indiana First Loss in Double-OT Shootout
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Devin Booker Leaves Game vs. Warriors With Hamstring Injury
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