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AFC North Game Balls: Week 12

We're handing out game balls after Week 12 and this is who's getting them:

OFFENSE: Ray Rice, Ravens. He single-handedly kept the Ravens alive in San Diego where he converted a fourth-and-29 by running for 28 1/2 yards after a short pass. It was more than one play for Rice, who produced 164 yards of total offense. Honorable mention goes to Bengals running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis, who rushed for 129 yards including the two longest runs of his career.

DEFENSE: Entire Browns defense. Was there any member of the Cleveland defense who didn't force a fumble, recover a fumble, intercept a pass or deflect one? To be accurate, there were 10 players who had a hand in a turnover. The Browns defense forced a total of eight turnovers, which proved key in all but one of the team's scoring drives against Pittsburgh. Cleveland's two touchdowns were set up by turnovers forced in Steelers territory.

SPECIAL TEAMS: Justin Tucker, Ravens. The undrafted rookie tied the game with a 38-yard field goal as regulation ended and then hit a 38-yarder to win the game with 1:07 left in overtime. It was the second game winner of Tucker's career. He was 3-for-3 for the game (converted a 43-yarder in the third quarter) and is now 22-of-24 (91.7 percent) for the season.