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Crunch time! Players making super sacks and tough tackles around the NFL

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Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, center, loses his helmet as he is tackled by Indianapolis Colts linebacker Ernie Sims, top, and middle linebacker Pat Angerer during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 27.

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Tennessee Titans quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, center, throws as he is hit by Tampa Bay Buccaneers defenders Da'Quan Bowers (91) and Adrian Clayborn, in the first quarter of an NFL football game on Nov. 27, in Nashville, Tenn.

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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Curtis Painter (7) is hit by Carolina Panthers strong safety Charles Godfrey during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 27. Painter fumbled on the play but the Colts recovered.

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Wide receiver Mike Thomas of the Jacksonville Jaguars, left, is tackled by free safety Shiloh Keo (31) and cornerback Sherrick McManis (22) of the Houston Texans during the second half of their NFL football game in Jacksonville, Fla., Nov. 27.