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NFL's Top Plays of Week 5
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NFL's Top Plays of Week 5

Updated Oct. 12, 2020 12:51 a.m. ET

Another jam-packed NFL Sunday slate featured an incredible comeback in Washington, a touchdown celebration one star QB will want back, an upset in Kansas City, and, unfortunately, a major injury in Dallas.

Check out the biggest moments from across the league from Week 5.

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A true team player


After Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott suffered a gruesome injury, Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliot honored the QB by throwing up his number "4" following the touchdown run.

But before Dak was carted off the field, his impact was felt early and often. Most notably, to close out the first half, he swapped roles with Cedrick Wilson, subbing in as a receiver for a score.

Toe-tap perfection from Michael Gallup

Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup made two consecutive down-field receptions for big gains, creating the opportunity for the game winning field goal to finish an otherwise heartbreaking day in the Big D.

Alex Smith makes his triumphant return

For the first time since suffering an absolutely devastating leg injury in November of 2018, Alex Smith was active for the Washington Football Team on Sunday.

And when Kyle Allen went out with an arm injury, Smith checked in for his first game action in nearly two years in an incredible moment, with his family in attendance.

Smith completed his first pass ...

... to the thrill of his family and NFL fans everyone.

While Washington fell to the Rams 30-10, there's zero question Smith came away with a W.

Raiders take down the undefeated

The Kansas City Chiefs were 10.5-point favorites right before kickoff against the Raiders, but Las Vegas dominated the second half, claiming the 40-32 victory thanks to Josh Jacobs.

An interception of Patrick Mahomes all but sealed the deal for the silver and grey in a game the Raiders entered as +370 underdogs ...

... despite magic man Mahomes pulling out all his tricks, including a rushing score and tossing two half-billion-dollar-worthy touchdowns.

Including a clutch 2-point conversion with the game in the balance.

But, it was not enough, as Mahomes completed just 51.2 percent of his throws in the Chiefs' first loss since Week 10 of the 2019 season.


Jared Goff probably wants this attempted spike back. But hey, at least he scored a touchdown!

All about that 'stache

Patrick Mahomes wasn't the only AFC QB out there making defenses miss and finding receivers when you'd least expect it, as Gardner Minshew kept the Jaguars close late against the Texans.

Behind the back passes aren't reserved for basketball

Jarvis, are you joking?

Cleveland Browns receiver Jarvis Landry might have just won the catch of the day with this one.

But then his teammate, Odell Beckham Jr. saw Jarvis' play, and challenged it with his own highlight worthy grab.

And OBJ continued to put on a show, challenging the perception he's merely a receiver.

DeAndre Hopkins is unfair

Just throw it up, and the Arizona Cardinals wide receiver will come down with it – even amid double coverage and falling down in the end zone.

Chasing down history

Chase Claypool became the first Steelers rookie with a rushing touchdown and receiving touchdown in the same game since 1972 ... then added a third TD for good measure.

You know what's better than three touchdowns, though? How about a fourth!

The celebration gone wrong

Arizona Cardinals 5-foot-10 quarterback Kyler Murray tried to chest bump one of his offensive lineman and it didn't quite go as planned.

Mark Andrews: The Acrobat

Baltimore Ravens tight end Mark Andrews was flipped by the defender, and shook it off like a champ.

Seriously though, at the end of the drive he connected with quarterback Lamar Jackson for his fifth touchdown of the season.

Back-to-back house calls

Cleveland Browns safety Ronnie Harrison picked off Colts quarterback Philip Rivers and took it back down the field for the score.

But then Indianapolis matched their blow, with a punt return for 101-yards.

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