Unexpected (and expected): This one’s for Chuck

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The NFC North is a two-team race, just as we all figured. What we didn’t figure was it would be the Chicago Bears (well, we kinda figured them) and the Minnesota Vikings (nobody saw it coming). The Bears and Vikings won in a pair of laughers, but the Packers?

Let’s get to the unexpected (and expected).

And without further ado …

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Great grabs
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A.J. Green and Julio Jones were selected with the fourth- and sixth-overall selections in the 2011 NFL Draft. On Sunday, the two were shared a similar proximity once again with fantastic catches, which came mere seconds away from each other.

Now let the debate rage on who is the better receiver. (Hint, his name rhymes with A.J. Green.)

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Getting grabby
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Nice work from the two younglings above, but the 33-year-old Reggie Wayne still has plenty of football life left in him as he makes the catch of the day.

Wayne is fulfilling a fantasy prophecy of mine that had him tabbed as the Steve Smith of this season.

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Mike Shanahan: Genius?
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Mike Shanahan was ripped by critics when he selected Michigan State’s Kirk Cousins after leveraging the future for Robert Griffin III. Well, it worked out on this play.

RG3 suffered a mild concussion.

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Questionable coaching decision of the day
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With the Bengals trailing by four points with three minutes, coach Marvin Lewis elected to send out Mike Nugent to attempt a 42-yard field goal. A puzzling decision, no? Even Andy Reid was probably stumped by this one.

The argument for Lewis could be the team would be within just a point and probably the ball back if the defense held. And it’s a reasonable argument – if Nugent could convert the kick. Which he couldn’t.

The Dolphins upset the Bengals, 17-13.

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Cutler smiles
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Here is video proof Jay Cutler sometimes does crack a smile. One week after being caught on TV looking like a petulant child during a blowout win, Cutler at least looks like he’s having a good time here.

Of course that video was very short.

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Double dose
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The San Francisco 49ers are the first team in NFL History to have 300 yards passing and 300 yard rushing in a game. Including today, there have been 122 games in NFL history with 300+ yards rushing and 2,316 games with 300+ yards passing, but this is the first game with 300 yards of both.

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Get out of here
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Hey, Harrison Smith. This would get you booted by any officiating crew.

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The record breaker
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Drew Brees set the record with a touchdown pass in 48 consecutive games, as he broke the mark set by Johnny Unitas. Amazing, the record stood for so long considering all of the rules changes to benefit the passing offense.

And as an added bonus, the Saints got their first win of the season.

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Game of the day
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I suppose it is cliché to say the Colts were playing for a higher cause, but with coach Chuck Pagano watching from his hospital room, this one played out like a Disney movie.

Rookie Andy Luck rallied the Colts for an unlikely win over the Green Bay Packers, one of the teams favored to reach the Super Bowl.

Luck showed off some of his running skills here, as he called his own number.

And here is the go-ahead score to Wayne which proved to be the winner.

The Packers are now 2-3 on the season.

What were your unexpected (and expected) moments of Week 5? Hit me on via Twitter.

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