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Julio Jones and Kenny Stills are NFL Week 13 heroes

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Week 13 of the 2014 NFL season is in the books. Lets take a look at who made themselves a week 13 hero.

Julio Jones

Jones arguably delivered the best wide receiver performance of the season. Against a mouthy Patrick Peterson, Jones was dominant taking 10 receptions for 189 yards a touchdown.

Kenny Stills

Every game is now a must win game for the Saints. Stills caught five of his six targets going for 162 yards and one touchdown. That is a 32.4 yards per catch average.   

Green Bay and New England

If there is any justice in the world this matchup will be the Superbowl. Two great teams with two great quarterbacks and with lots of great playmakers on either side. At home in Lambeau, Green Bay had just enough to win thanks to Jordy Nelson getting the better of Revis with one great play. On a neutral field with the Lombardi Trophy up to grab though who knows? It would be great to find out though.

Johnny Manziel

Johnny Football took his first serious NFL snaps this week. With his five completions from eight passes, and one electric rushing touchdown, he showed what we already knew - he's a better QB than Brian Hoyer.

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Seattle Seahawks and Philadelphia Eagles

Both sides won on the road against big divisional rivals to take charge of their divisions. The cream is rising to the top.

Miami Dolphins

Lord knows they didn't play well against the Jets but they found a way to win, and the ability to win whilst playing at below your best is priceless in professional sports.

Mike Priefer and the Vikings Special Teams

Teddy Bridgewater and the Vikings didn't get anything going on offense. The rookie QB threw for only 138 yards and the entire team had only 84 rushing yards. It didn't matter though because the special teams unit came up big blocking two punts for touchdowns.

After the game special teams coach Mike Priefer said that they had identified the Panthers' special teams as a weakness heading into the game and spent extra time practicing blocking punts. It was clearly a good decision and its success speaks volumes about the difference in the quality of coaching each team is getting. 

Joique Bell

The Lions offense needed a shot in the arm after stalling over the past few weeks. Joique Bell provided said shot with a two touchdown 93 yard game against the Bears on Thanksgiving.

Jaguars Defense

The offense didn't do anything against the Giants but the defense made up for it by sacking Eli Manning four times and scoring two touchdowns are they overturned a 21 point deficit to win 24-25.

Tre Mason

It was only the Oakland Raiders but lets give credit where credit is due. Tre Mason was completely dominant - rushing for 117 yards, a further 47 receiving yards and three touchdowns.

DeAndre Hopkins

Hopkins finished the game against the Titans with 238 receiving yards and two touchdowns. It is fair to say that Hopkins is now the number one receiver for the Texans ahead of Andre Johnson who, despite having a touchdown, had only 53 yards off seven receptions.

The big question for the Texans and Hopkins is whether he is going to get a better QB throwing the ball to him in next year's draft?

Ryan Fitzpatrick

Every dog has its day and Sunday was Ryan Fitzpatrick's woof day. The nomadic QB had six touchdown passes and 358 passing yards. For Fitzpatrick that is essentially unheard of. Plus his son is pretty good at maths.

Andrew Luck

Things started off badly for Andrew Luck and the Colts as he turned the ball over on his first two plays of the game. Like the great player he is though Andrew Luck bounced back from his rocky start to throw for 358 yards and five touchdowns. That's a great performance but Luck is playing so well at the moment it has become blase.

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