NFL Week 17: Top moments you might’ve missed

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A San Francisco 49ers fan runs onto the field in the fourth quarter of the game against the Houston Texans at Levi's Stadium.
A San Francisco 49ers fan runs onto the field in the fourth quarter of the game against the Houston Texans at Levi's Stadium. Pic: Getty

There was plenty at stake during Week 17 of the NFL season, with drama and excitement aplenty as the playoff picture became clearer.

Fake punts, fires and fans on the field are among some of the top moments that grabbed the headlines during a wild weekend of NFL action.

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Here’s what you might have missed:

Cardinals execute fake punt in style

Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Ward had a late contender for catch of the season with a spectacular grab on a Cardinals fake punt.

Ward reeled-in the improbable reception by pinning the ball to the helmet of Dallas Cowboys cornerback Nashon Wright’s helmet with one hand.

Sideline fire compounds Chiefs woes

A Kansas City Chiefs staff member narrowly avoided disaster after their jacket caught fire courtesy of a sideline heater during their clash with the Cincinnati Bengals.

Making matters worse, the Chiefs suffered a heart-breaking 34-31 loss to the Bengals on a game-winning field by Evan McPherson.

Young fan storms field

An 11-year-old San Francisco 49ers fan took advantage of a break in play during the 49ers’ clash with the Houston Texans to jump onto the field and get up close and personal with his football heroes at Levi’s Stadium.

The youngster made a beeline toward 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan before being escorted from the field by security.

Hurts avoids stadium collapse

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts narrowly avoided injury when a section of railing at FedEx Field collapsed as he was making his way into the tunnel.

A number of Eagles fans fell through the railing onto the ground below during the scary incident.

Burrow celebrates in style

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow was clearly delighted at wrapping up the AFC North division title with a win over the Chiefs.

Burrow was spotted in the Bengals locker room post game smoking a cigar and dancing while celebrating the victory.

Brady signs autographs for opponent

Tom Brady is so good even his opponents are asking for his autograph.

New York Jets rookie Brandin Echols brazenly asked Brady to sign the ball Echols had intercepted from him during the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 28-24 win over the Jets.

Brilliant big man’s catch and run

Minnesota Vikings center Garrett Bradbury had one of the coolest receptions you’re likely to see against the Green Bay Packers.

The big man reacted quickly to a deflected pass, reeling the ball in before storming downfield with three Packers defenders required to bring him to a halt.

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