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Oct 26, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals wide receiver John Brown (12) catches a 75 yard touchdown as Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Cary Williams (26) defends during the second half at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

1. Nothing but a trail of smoke

John Brown is fast. John Brown can catch. John Brown is clutch. If there’s one example that shows all three of those things, this is the one.

The Cardinals-Eagles game has already been mentioned for some great moments already, but the game winning play has to top all of them. With 1:20 left on the clock and a three point deficit to beat, the Cardinals offense set up for a final drive on their own 25 yard line. Carson Palmer  let the ball fly to Brown, who exploited two confused defenders and beat them with pure speed. He fell into the endzone right as he was tackled, giving Arizona the lead that it wouldn’t give back.

This play was epic. It was the defining moment for Brown’s rookie year ,and it probably saved the Cardinals season to a degree. 10-6 might not have cut it to get Arizona into the playoffs, but John Brown made sure that wasn’t the case in awesome fashion. There’s no doubt that this deservedly wins the Cardinals 2014 Play of the Year.