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NFL Week 4 awards: Best and worst from Sunday's action

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Victor Cruz, New York Giants. The Giants can pretty much kiss their season goodbye after falling to 0-4 on Sunday, but this play was just about perfect: Best TD run overseas: Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings. Peterson put on a jolly good show for the folks at Wembley Stadium in London. This run was everything you'd expect to see from A.P. Best TD run by a player who was forced to return his Heisman Trophy: Reggie Bush, Detroit Lions. The former USC running back looked like he was back in college on this play: Best topical touchdown celebration: Knowshon Moreno, Denver Broncos. Last week the Broncos' running backs played a game of rock, paper, scissors to see who would get a chance to score against the Raiders. Moreno had a little fun with that after scoring Sunday against the Eagles: Worst move by a fan: Somebody in Detroit. First Chicago's Martellus Bennett couldn't come down with a touchdown grab. Then he was nearly hit in the head by a beer bottle. According to someone on the scene, however, the bottle was thrown by a Bears fan and that person was immediately thrown out of the game. The fan must not have been happy with how the Bears were playing, as they trailed 30-10 with 3 seconds left in the FIRST HALF.

Most frightening photo of an NFL star: J.J. Watt, Houston Texans. The reigning defensive player of the year had his face bloodied during the Texans' battle with the Seahawks but he didn't miss a play. Of course he didn't. Worst fumble that cost his team a chance at a comeback victory: Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers. Facing a third-and-goal from the Vikings 6-yard line with 22 seconds left in the fourth quarter of a 34-27 game, the unthinkable happened: Best celebration by a star of "Glee" after her brother scored a TD: Naya Rivera. Naya was happy to see her brother Mychal Rivera, a rookie tight end with the Raiders, score his first career touchdown. How happy? Check it out: Most peaceful challenge by an NFL coach: Andy Reid, Kansas City Chiefs. Watch the GIF below over and over and over again and chances are you'll eventually fall asleep with your head on your keyboard: Worst timing by a ref, runner up: Dale Shaw. The back judge in the Eagles-Broncos game was just minding his own business when Eagles CB Brandon Boykin came in out of nowhere and tossed him to the ground. The best part of the GIF below is Shaw's ho-hum reaction to what just happened. Talk about being focused: Worst timing by a ref, winner: Billy Smith. It proved to be a tough day for back judges as Tennessee WR Nate Washington plowed over Smith before cruising into the end zone against the Jets. Worst buttfumble by a QB not named Mark Sanchez: Geno Smith, New York Jets. The rookie tried to get a little fancy while in his own end zone and, uh, it didn't go well: Best punt-return for a TD that looked like it was straight out of a video game: Dexter McCluster, Kansas City Chiefs. McCluster made eight players on the Giants miss him on this 89-yard return for a touchdown. He's fast. Like, really fast. Best kickoff return for a TD: Trindon Holliday, Denver Broncos. It's seems like we're seeing Holliday do this every week, right? This time he took a kickoff back 105 yards without being touched (OK, it looks like the kicker might have touched him as he raced by, but kickers don't really count). (GIFs courtesy of Deadspin, GIFD Sports, and SBNation)

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