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The Thursday Night Football game between the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions, well, it had a finish.

Aaron Rodgers hit Richard Rodgers for a 61-yard Hail Mary touchdown with zeroes on the clock, one play after a controversial face mask penalty extended the game after time had expired.

Oh, there was some social media reaction from the sports and celebrity world. Adrian Peterson, whose Minnesota Vikings would have benefited greatly from a Packers loss, shared his thoughts (and corrected his heat-of-the-moment mistake):

A certain celebrity fan of the Green Bay Packers wasn't really bothered by the call:

Two former Wisconsin basketball teammates were at odds over the call: the Houston Rockets' Sam Dekker, a Wisconsiner and Packers fan, and the Charlotte Hornets' Frank Kaminsky, a Chicagoland native and Chicago Bears fan:

Others also didn't agree with the call, whether or not they were happy about it:

Then there were the Lions fans:

And let's not forget the other Packers fans and/or people who were just blown away by the whole thing:

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Richard Sherman isn't universally loved, especially after his now-infamous postgame tirade against Michael Crabtree and the San Francisco 49ers. But that doesn't mean he's without his fans; quite the opposite, in fact, as the Seattle Seahawks cornerback ranked 10th on the NFL's list of most-bought jerseys. Two of Sherman's teammates, Russell Wilson (second) and Marshawn Lynch (sixth) also made the list. No. 1? Their opponent's quarterback in Super Bowl XLVIII, Peyton Manning.

Our question: Which of the top 10 is your favorite? Whom do you like the least? Click on the images below to set your personal popularity rankings!

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It must be frustrating as a superstar athlete to be stuck on a bad team. You might put up stellar statistics and dominate every game, but your best efforts are buried as the rest of your team gets run over. That has been Adrian Peterson's life for much of his NFL career, and although he doesn't want to go to another team, he says he would understand if the Vikings decided to trade him for draft picks. It might not be a bad idea for Minnesota. Its 2-7 record means its playoff hopes this season are pretty much nil, and a fresh start could do wonders for both sides.

Here's a sampling of what readers had to say in our Facebook conversation on the story:

What do you think? Leave your comments below.

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