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NFL Week 3: The best photos

Updated 8:29 AM ET, Tue September 25, 2012
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Officials in the end zone give different signals on the final play of the Green Bay-Seattle game on Monday night. The Seahawks beat the Packers 14-12 on a controversial call in the end zone on the final play at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. Check out the action from Week 3 of the 2012 National Football League season. Look back at the best of Week 2 and see more of CNN's best photography. Getty Images
Wide receiver Golden Tate of the Seattle Seahawks makes a catch in the end zone to defeat the Green Bay Packers on a controversial call by the officials at CenturyLink Field on Monday. Getty Images
Wide receiver Golden Tate of the Seahawks wrestles with cornerback M.D. Jennings of the Green Bay Packers in the end zone.
Quarterback Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks throws a pass in the first half against the Green Bay Packers on Monday. Getty Images
Ben Obomanu of the Seattle Seahawks prepares to catch a pass as D.J. Smith of the Green Bay Packers defends on Monday. Getty Images
Marshawn Lynch of Seattle runs the ball Monday. Getty Images
Seattle's Russell Wilson throws the ball in Monday night's game against Green Bay. Getty Images
Green Bay's A.J. Hawk tackles Marshawn Lynch of the Seahawks. Getty Images
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers fires a pass on Monday. Getty Images
James Jones of the Green Bay Packers makes a reception Monday in Seattle. Getty Images
John Kuhn of Green Bay looks around after losing his helmet on a play. Getty Images
Green Bay's John Kuhn runs the ball against Danny Gorrer of Seattle. Getty Images
Seattle's Golden Tate, right, celebrates after scoring a 41-yard touchdown in the second quarter Monday. Getty Images
Wes Welker of the New England Patriots runs with the ball after catching a pass in front of Lardarius Webb of the Baltimore Ravens in Baltimore on Sunday, September 23. The Ravens won 31-30. Getty Images
The Ravens' No. 27 Ray Rice celebrates after he scored a seven-yard rushing touchdown in the third quarter against the New England Patriots on Sunday. Getty Images
Quarterback Joe Flacco of the Ravens is brought down by No. 74 Kyle Love and No. 96 Jermaine Cunningham of the Patriots after scrambling for a first down on Sunday. Getty Images
Vonta Leach of the Baltimore Ravens moves the ball for a seven-yard gain against the New England Patriots on Sunday. Getty Images
Brandon Bolden of the New England Patriots scores a two-yard rushing touchdown in the first quarter against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday in Baltimore. Getty Images
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady throws a pass in the first half against the Ravens. Getty Images
Anquan Boldin of the Ravens catches a pass. Getty Images
Ed Reed of the Ravens breaks up a pass as he hits the Patriots' Julian Edelman in the first quarter. Getty Images
Devin McCourty of the Patriots breaks up a pass intended for the Torrey Smith of the Ravens. Getty Images
New England's Julian Edelman falls to the turf after taking a hit from Baltimore's Ed Reed. Getty Images
A referee seperates New England and Baltimore players. Getty Images
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco throws a pass against the Patriots. Getty Images
Torrey Smith of the Ravens catches a 25-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter. Getty Images
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady takes the field for Sunday night's game against the Ravens. Getty Images
Tight end Randy McMichael of the San Diego Chargers leaps in front of Dominique Franks of the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday in San Diego. The Falcons defeated the Chargers 27-3. Getty Images
Vaughn Martin of the Chargers pressures Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan. Getty Images
Tony Gonzalez of the Atlanta Falcons catches the ball as Charles Mitchell of the San Diego Chargers defends on Sunday. Getty Images
Atlanta's Julio Jones is brought down by San Diego's Marcus Gilchrist. Getty Images
Philip Rivers of the San Diego Chargers throws in the game against the Atlanta Falcons in San Diego. Getty Images
The Denver Broncos offense faces off against the Houston Texans defense on Sunday in Denver. The Texans defeated the Broncos 31-25. Getty Images
Place kicker Matt Prater of the Denver Broncos kicks a field goal from the hold of punter Britton Colquitt against the Houston Texans in Denver on Sunday. Getty Images
Keshawn Martin of the Houston Texans runs the ball against the Denver Broncos. Getty Images
Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos drops back to pass Sunday against the Houston Texans. Getty Images
Elvis Dumervil of the Broncos, right, celebrates his safety with Von Miller on Sunday against the Texans. Getty Images
Denver quarterback Peyton Manning throws a pass in the first quarter against the Texans. Getty Images
Larry Fitzgerald of the Arizona Cardinals, left, and teammate Andre Roberts celebrate a touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday in Glendale, Arizona. Getty Images
Kevin Kolb of the Cardinals throws a 37-yard touchdown during the second quarter against the Eagles. Getty Images
Mike Wallace of the Steelers gets caught from behind by Richard Seymour of the Raiders. Getty Images
Ryan Clark of the Pittsburgh Steelers watches Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders from the sidelines in Oakland. Getty Images
Oakland's Marcel Reece is hit by Pittsburgh's Lawrence Timmons. Getty Images
Michael Floyd of the Cardinals celebrates after scoring. Getty Images
Percy Harvin of the Minnesota Vikings avoids a tackle by Chris Culliver of the San Francisco 49ers during the fourth quarter Sunday at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis. Getty Images
Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers sets up to throw. Getty Images
Kyle Rudolph of the Minnesota Vikings rolls in the endzone for a touchdown Sunday while Donte Whitner of the San Francisco 49ers looks to the referee. Getty Images
Aldon Smith of the 49ers attempts to snag the ball from Adrian Peterson of the Vikings on Sunday. Getty Images
Harrison Smith of the Minnesota Vikings tackles Delanie Walker of the San Francisco 49ers during the first quarter Sunday. Getty Images
Minnesota's Kyle Rudolph, right, celebrates with John Carlson after scoring a touchdown against San Francisco. Getty Images
Christian Ponder of the Vikings fires a pass downfield. Getty Images
Mikel LeShoure of the Detroit Lions jumps over Ryan Mouton of the Tennessee Titans. Getty Images
Dominic Raiola of the Detroit Lions reacts following the instant replay review of a fourth-down play in overtime against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday in Nashville. The Titans won 44-41. Getty Images
No. 56 Akeem Ayers of the Titans bats down a hail mary pass intended for the Lions' Titus Young. Getty Images
Calvin Johnson of the Detroit Lions runs after catching a pass against the Tennessee Titans. Getty Images
Detroit's Mikel Leshoure gets tripped up by Tennessee's Ryan Mouton. Getty Images
Nate Burleson of the Lions stiff-arms Michael Griffin of the Titans. Getty Images
Nate Burleson of the Detroit Lions is tackled by Will Witherspoon of the Tennessee Titans on Sunday in Nashville. Getty Images
Bill Bentley of the Detroit Lions squares up to try to tackle Chris Johnson of the Tennessee Titans. Getty Images
Ryan Succop of the Chiefs celebrates after kicking a field goal against the Saints on Sunday. Getty Images
Javier Arenas of the Kansas City Chiefs avoids a tackle during Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints. Getty Images
Dwayne Bower of Kansas City is pursued by Scott Shanle of New Orleans on Sunday. Getty Images
Dwayne Bowe of the Kansas City Chiefs is pushed out of bounds by Patrick Robinson of the New Orleans Saints on Sunday in New Orleans. The Chiefs defeated the Saints 27-24 in overtime. Getty Images
Dwayne Bowe of the Kansas City Chiefs is tackled during Sunday's game against the Saints in New Orleans. Getty Images
Saints quarterback Drew Brees throws a pass against the Chiefs. Getty Images
Brees scrambles to get away from the Chiefs' Jovan Belcher. Getty Images
No. 84 Jermaine Gresham celebrates with Mohamed Sanu of the Cincinnati Bengals after scoring a touchdown on a 6-yard pass in the second half Sunday against the Washington Redskins. Getty Images
London Fletcher of the Washington Redskins, left, tries to make an interception against Jermaine Gresham of the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday at FedExField n Landover, Maryland. Getty Images
Bengals and Redskins players leap for the ball. Getty Images
Washington's Alfred Morris dives after a run against Cincinnati. Getty Images
Andrew Hawkins of the Cincinnati Bengals avoids a tackle by the Washington Redskins' Richard Crawford on his way to scoring a game-winning touchdown Sunday in Landover, Maryland. The Bengals won 38-31. Getty Images
Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton is hit as he throws a pass. The Redskins' Rob Jackson would intercept and return it for a touchdown. Getty Images
Quarterback Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins is sacked by No. 93 Michael Johnson of the Cincinnati Bengals. Getty Images
Cincinnati's A.J. Green makes a catch against Washington's DeAngelo Hall. Getty Images
Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III runs against the Bengals. Getty Images
Jacksonville's Rashean Mathis of the runs downfield after intercepting a pass against the Colts. Getty Images
Paul Posluszny of the Jacksonville Jaguars looks for a teammate to lateral to after an interception against the Indianapolis Colts. Getty Images
Donnie Avery of the Indianapolis Colts reaches out for a catch that fell incomplete as Dwight Lowery of the Jacksonville Jaguars defends Sunday in Indianapolis. Getty Images
Donald Brown of the Colts runs the ball as Russell Allen of the Jaguars makes the tackle from behind. Getty Images
Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts throws a pass during Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Indianapolis. Getty Images
No. 5 Josh Freeman of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers fumbles the ball during Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys. Getty Images
Cowboys and Buccaneers players jump for the ball in the endzone. Getty Images
Tampa Bay's Aqib Talib returns an interception. Getty Images
Tampa Bay's Mike Williams tries to elude Sean Lee of Dallas. Getty Images
Dallas' DeMarco Murray vaults for a touchdown. Getty Images
Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo runs for daylight against Tampa Bay. Getty Images
Felix Jones of the Dallas Cowboys is tripped up by D.J. Ware of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday in Arlington, Texas. Getty Images
Barry Church of the Dallas Cowboys pressures Luke Stocker of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Getty Images
Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys fumbles the ball Sunday after being hit by Michael Bennett of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Getty Images
Dez Bryant of the Cowboys makes a 44-yard punt return Sunday against the Buccaneers. Getty Images
Dez Bryant of the Dallas Cowboys runs the ball Sunday against Ahmad Black of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Getty Images
Brad Smith of the Buffalo Bills runs by Cleveland Browns defenders. Getty Images
Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden, left, celebrates with Richardson after the rookie running back's touchdown against the Bills. Getty Images
Chris Ogbonnaya of the Browns jumps over Justin Rogers of the Bills on Sunday. Getty Images
Aaron Williams of Buffalo breaks up a pass intended for Cleveland's Mohamed Massaquoi. Getty Images
Corey McIntyre of the Buffalo Bills runs off the field after a victory over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday in Cleveland. The Bills defeated the Browns 24-14. Getty Images
Buffalo's No. 13 Steve Johnson celebrates after scoring a touchdown. Getty Images
Trent Richardson of the Cleveland Browns scores a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. Getty Images
T.J. Graham of the Buffalo Bills celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Getty Images
Jared Odrick of the Miami Dolphins hits Mark Sanchez of the New York Jets as he gets the ball away. Getty Images
Daniel Thomas of the Miami Dolphins runs with the ball during Sunday's game against the New York Jets at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. The Jets defeated the Dolphins 23-20 in overtime. Getty Images
Anthony Fasano of the Miami Dolphins is tackled by Antonio Cromartie of the New York Jets at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Getty Images
New York Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow smiles before Sunday's game against the Dolphins. Getty Images
Reggie Bush of the Dolphins runs against the Jets' Darrelle Revis. Getty Images
Josh Cribbs of the Cleveland Browns is tackled by Nigel Bradham of the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. Getty Images
Brian Hartline of the Dolphins fails to make a catch against the Jets. Getty Images
Cortland Finnegan of the Rams breaks up a pass intended for Alshon Jeffery of the Bears. Getty Images
Lance Briggs of the Chicago Bears tackles Steven Jackson of the St. Louis Rams on Sunday at Soldier Field in Chicago. Getty Images
Amobi Okoye of the Chicago Bears sacks Sam Bradford of the St. Louis Rams at Soldier Field in Chicago. Getty Images
The Bears' Jay Cutler runs for a first down against the Rams. Getty Images
Brandon Marshall of the Bears tries to catch a pass Sunday as he is hit by the Rams' Craig Dahl. Getty Images
Ramses Barden of the New York Giants stiff-arms Luke Kuechly of the Carolina Panthers during a play on Thursday, September 20, at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. Getty Images
Jayron Hosley of the New York Giants intercepts a pass intended for Brandon LaFell of the Carolina Panthers on Thursday. Getty Images
Andre Brown of the Giants runs the ball down to the 2-yard line in the second quarter on Thursday against Josh Norman of the Carolina Panthers. Getty Images
Major Wright of the Chicago Bears scores a touchdown after intercepting a pass Sunday against the St. Louis Rams. Getty Images
Officials separate the Giants' Michael Boley from the Panthers' Steve Smith as they scuffle after a play. Getty Images
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton throws a pass in the first quarter against the New York Giants on Thursday. Getty Images
Cam Newton reacts after he was sacked in the first half against the Giants on Thursday. Getty Images
Martellus Bennett of the New York Giants makes a reception in the first half on Thursday. Getty Images
Martellus Bennett of the New York Giants scores on a 14-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter against the Panthers on Thursday. Getty Images
Andre Brown of the New York Giants runs the ball in the first quarter against the Carolina Panthers on Thursday. Getty Images
Quarterback Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers leads his teammates onto the field to play against the New York Giants on Thursday. Look back at the best of Week 2 and at see more of CNN's best photography. Getty Images