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Week 13 of the NFL season provided it's fair share of excitement. Among the results featured, the Pittsburgh Steelers lost a close one to the defending champions Baltimore Ravens, the New England Patriots triumphed 34-31 over the Houston Texans and the Seattle Seahawks underlined their quality with a 34-7 win over the New Orleans Saints.

Here, I look at the best offensive, defensive players and punters from the most recent round of NFL action:

Offensive players of the week -

Eric Decker

Of Decker's eight receptions for 174 yards throughout the Denver Broncos' 35-28 win at Kansas City, an impressive four went for touchdowns.


Russell Wilson

The Seattle Seahawks quarterback completed 22 of his 30 passes at 73.3% for 310 yards and three touchdowns in a dominant 34-7 win over New Orleans on Tuesday.


Defensive players of the week -

Justin Tuck

The New York Giants defensive end posted a career-record four sacks of Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III  in a 24-17 win on Sunday night.


Oliver Vernon

In the AFC, the Miami Dolphins defensive end managed 10 tackles and a career-high 2.5 sacks in a crushing 23-3 win over the New York Jets.

Punters of the week - 

Donnie Jones

The Philadelphia Eagles punter placed seven of his eight punts inside the 20-yard line, which was the third highest in a game since records of the stat were first compiled in 1976.


Kevin Huber

Huber punted four times for 222 yards, an average of 55.5, which included two punts inside of the 20. 

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