Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving (although it may prove to be an expensive one for Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin).

There's four weeks to go and only one team is headed to the playoffs. That would be the Seattle Seahawks, thanks to Monday night's thrashing of the New Orleans Saints. Pete Carroll's club may be the best in the NFL. But that issue will be settled in Super Bowl XLVIII.

As for the best in Week 13, read on ...

Peyton Manning, Adrian Peterson, Justin Tuck Headline The NFL's Week 13 Honor Roll Slideshow


QB Peyton Manning

Are the Broncos back on track? Manning and his team got off to a slow start at Arrowhead Stadium but when it was all said and done, the prolific passer threw for 403 yards and five touchdowns in his club's 35-28 win. Manning now has 41 touchdown passes in 2013, marking the 10th time in league annals that a player has thrown for at least 40 scores. And the Denver quarterback now needs nine touchdown passes in his last four games to tie Tom Brady’s NFL record of 50 touchdown passes set in 2007.


RB Adrian Peterson

While the workhorse runner didn't score a touchdown in his team's second straight overtime contest, this one resulting in a win, Peterson did what he usually does against the Bears. The reigning league MVP ran 35 times for 211 yards in the Vikings' 23-20 win, with 139 of those yards and 24 of those carries coming after halftime. Here's a shout out to Texans running back Ben Tate, who rushed for 102 yards and three scores in his team's 34-31 loss to the Patriots.


WR Alshon Jeffery

Yep, the Bears came up short on the scoreboard for the sixth time in their [ast nine games. And we are well aware that Browns wideout Josh Gordon just set a record with his second straight 200-yard receiving game. But Jeffery was phenomenal against the Minnesota Vikings, targeted 15 times and snaring 12 passes for 249 yards and two scores in Chicago's overtime setback.


TE Rob Gronkowski

What a difference a Gronk makes. Tom Brady has looked like a different quarterback in recent weeks and has been leaning on familiar faces such as wideout Julian Edelman and Gronkowski. In Sunday's 34-31 win over the game Houston Texans, the former Pro Bowl tight end hauled in six passes for 127 yards (50 of those on one catch) and a score. The Patriots' passing attack is beginning to take shape.


Offensive Line: Dolphins

Much maligned both on and off the field, the Dolphins' offensive front came up big in a crucial 23-3 road win over the rival New York Jets. After giving up 44 sacks in its first 11 games, Miami's front allowed quarterback Ryan Tannehill to be sacked just once in 44 drop backs. Add in 125 yards rushing on 36 carries against the league's top-ranked run defense and kudos to this unit.


DE Justin Tuck

It has been an awfully disappointing season for Big Blue, who has to run the table just to finish 9-7 for the third straight year. On Sunday night at Washington, the Giants kept hopes alive for a winning season thanks to a 24-17 victory over the Redskins. Tom Coughlin's club got a big assist from Tuck, who totaled five tackles and four sacks in the win. The two-time Super Bowl champion defender entered the games with just 2.5 sacks in 2013.


LB DeAndre Levy

The rangy defender has enjoyed a very solid season and kind of gets lost amongst the trees in the Detroit forest known as Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley. Against the Packers on Thanksgiving, Levy totaled five tackles, knocked down a pair of passes and recorded his NFL leading sixth interception on the Lions' 40-10 victory. Honorable mention to Giants linebacker Jon Beason, who rang up 17 tackles in his team's win at Washington.


SS William Moore

Mike Smith's team got back into the win column for the first time in more than a month and it took a trip across the border to do it. Moore was his usual productive self in the Falcons' 34-31 overtime win over the Buffalo Bills, totaling six tackles, knocking down two passes and recording a forced fumble and fumble recovery in the much-needed triumph.


Special Teams: Junior Hemingway

Although Kansas City came up short in a 35-28 home loss to the Denver Broncos, the Chiefs' young receiver not only took his toll on Denver's kick-return game but contributed on offense as well. Hemingway totaled four special teams tackles and also caught three passes for 42 yards and a score.


Coach: Pete Carroll

Obviously, the Seahawks had a ton of time to prepare for their NFC showdown with the New Orleans Saints. But Carroll and his team had all the answers in a resounding 34-7 win over the visitors from the Crescent City. Seattle owns a gaudy 11-1 record, has won seven straight games and is quickly closing in on the No. 1 seed in the NFC.

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