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Wild Card weekend in the NFL truly lived up to its name, with three of the four games on schedule ending in thrilling fashion. The veteran Baltimore Ravens bullied the Kansas City Chiefs 30-7 in the weekend’s only blowout. In other action, the Jets got over the proverbial Peyton Manning hump when Mark Sanchez led a final-minute comeback drive, leaving Nick Folk to kick a 32-yard game winner. Also, the Green Bay Packers upset the Eagles in Philadelphia, staving off another Michael Vick comeback attempt when Tramon Williams intercepted a potential game-winning pass.

However, the story of the weekend was the Seattle Seahawks, who scored an unlikely victory over the defending champion New Orleans Saints after finishing the regular season with just a 7-9 record. The key moment in the game came right after the Saints scored a touchdown to climb within four points with just over four minutes left to play. On a 2nd and 10 play, with the ‘Hawks looking to milk a little clock, Marshawn Lynch was handed the ball and began what is being called one of the greatest runs in NFL history.

Emerging from a pile of would-be tacklers, Lynch looked like a man possessed as he shed defender after defender, even tossing Saints cornerback Tracy Porter to the ground by using a stiff-arm. After dodging a few more desperate tackle attempts, Lynch fell into the endzone backwards for a game-winning 67-yard touchdown.

Check out what Lynch and some of the NFL’s other stars were wearing for Wildcard Weekend.

Marshawn Lynch wearing the Nike Super SpeedMarshawn Lynch breaks free for what some are calling the best playoff run of all time while wearing a Player Exclusive Colorway of the Nike Super Speed.

Marshawn Lynch wearing the Nike Super SpeedAnother shot of Marshawn celebrating his incredible run.

Lance Moore wearing the Nike Vapor Jet 4.2Saints receiver Lance Moore warms up in the Nike Vapor Jet 4.2.

Reggie Bush wearing the adidas TS ReggieReggie Bush cuts back in his adidas TS Reggie cleat.

Michael Vick wearing the Nike Air LT SuperbadMichael Vick airs out a pass in the Nike Air LT Superbad.

Tom Crabtree wearing the Nike Zoom HyperflyPackers tight end Tom Crabtree runs for a touchdown in the Nike Zoom Hyperfly.

Tramon Williams wearing the Nike Zoom Vapor Carbon Fly; Riley Cooper wearing the Nike Zoom HyperflyGreen Bay’s Tramon Williams, wearing Nike’s Zoom Vapor Carbon Fly, intercepts a pass intended for Eagles receiver Riley Cooper. Cooper is wearing the Nike Zoom Hyperfly.

DeSean Jackson wearing the Nike Zoom Vapor Carbon FlyDeSean Jackson expresses disappointment while wearing the Nike Zoom Vapor Carbon Fly.

Willis McGahee wearing the adidas Scorch ThrillRavens running back Willis McGahee finds the endzone in the adidas Scorch Thrill.

Jamaal Charles wearing the Reebok Molded NFL Burner SpeedChiefs running back Jamaal Charles runs with a purpose in the Reebok Molded NFL Burner Speed.

Eric Berry wearing the adidas Scorch ThrillEric Berry celebrates breaking up a pass in the adidas Scorch Thrill.

Todd Heap wearing the Nike Air Zoom Merciless TDTodd Heap makes a first down catch in a Player Exclusive colorway of the Nike Air Zoom Merciless TD.

Tamba Hali wearing the Nike Air LT 2.1Tamba Hali recovers a fumble in the Nike Air LT 2.1.

Ray Rice wearing the Nike Air LT SuperbadBaltimore’s Ray Rice runs for a touchdown in the Nike Air LT Superbad.

Jovan Belcher wearing the Under Armour Nitro IIJovan Belcher, wearing the Under Armour Nitro II, sacks Joe Flacco.

Matt Cassel wearing the Nike Air Zoom Alpha TalonChiefs quarterback Matt Cassel wears Nike’s brand new Zoom Alpha Talon cleat.

Joe Flacco wearing the Reebok NFL U-Form 4SpeedJoe Flacco drops back to make a pass in the Reebok NFL U-Form 4Speed.

Taj Smith wearing the Nike Vapor Jet 4.2Taj Smith of the Indianapolis Colts stretches in the Nike Vapor Jet 4.2.

LaDainian Tomlinson wearing the Nike Air LT SuperbadLaDainian Tomlinson scores a touchdown while wearing the Nike Air LT Superbad.

Braylon Edwards wearing the Nike Zoom Vapor Carbon FlyBraylon Edwards, wearing the Nike Zoom Vapor Carbon Fly, flips in excitement over the Jets’ victory.

images via ESPN