Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III leaps into the Landover, Maryland, crowd after his 76-yard touchdown run seals a win over the Minnesota Vikings.
"It was third down, and we were trying to run the clock out, so we needed a first down on that play. I saw a hole in the defense. They ran a double A-gap blitz, which is a blitz in the gaps between the center and the guard on both sides. Evan Royster picked up a big block on one of the linebackers to spring me free. I looked to the left, and everyone on the sideline was telling me to 'slide, slide!' because they wanted the clock to keep running. But I felt like I could get outside and actually get a lot more yardage. So I broke for the sideline, and then cut it upfield. Then all I had to do was outrun the safety. I got past him, did a little high step, and the rest was history. The celebration was just a heat-of-the-moment thing. We iced the game, so I was happy. I saw the fans, and they were cheering and signaling for me to come jump into their arms, so I jumped in the stands and they went nuts. It was our little version of the Lambeau Leap. I guess we call it the Landover Leap."
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Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson makes an impressive one-handed grab over the middle in a Bills game played in Toronto.
"I was running a route called a Cover 2 Bender. It has the option to either bend inward if the defense is in a Cover 2, or stay up the seam if they are in a Cover 3. I read Cover 2, so I bent my route. The ball sailed a little due to the pressure the defensive line was putting on my quarterback, but athletes adjust. Sometimes you make a one-handed catch because you feel two hands will not give you the length needed to make the catch. And sometimes it's natural instinct. This catch was an instinctive type of catch. I am thinking more about making the play versus getting hit, and that's how every wide receiver should think. You have to make the play first."
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Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson intercepts a pass from St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford in the end zone.
"We were in man-to-man, and we had a blitz coming. I knew it was going to be either a slant or a fade, because it was a sevenman pressure and the pass rush was going to get on Sam quickly. I know that he likes to throw the fade, and I guessed right! I rolled right to where the ball was being thrown. Once I saw the ball in the air, I knew it was mine. I played it aggressively and was able to get to it before the receiver."
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San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith makes the fourth of his 5? sacks against the Chicago Bears, the most ever in a Monday Night Football game.
"I beat the tackle on an inside move. Once I beat him, I knew I was going to get the sack. I came free and was able to make the play. This game felt like every other game. But as the game went on, it started coming to me. I didn't know I set a record until I got to the sideline after the last sack."
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Jacoby Jones of the Baltimore Ravens returns the Super Bowl second-half kickoff for a touchdown.
"I'm just thinking, 'Please stop chasing me, please stop chasing me, I just want to dance in the end zone.' I was looking up at the video board to check and see who was still chasing me. I was pretty sure they weren't going to catch me, but I wasn't totally comfortable until they stopped. When they finally stopped, I said, phew."
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