Top Come from Behind Victories of 2012: Jeremy Lin, Peyton Manning, Man City Make the List

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Dec 28, 2012 04:17 PM EST
Eli Manning
Some laughed at Manning when he said before the 2011 Season that he was an elite quarterback. After his second Super Bowl MVP, Manning has proven he’s a top five quarterback in the league. He may also be the most clutch quarterback in the entire NFL.(Photo : Reuters) "

What is a year of sports without drama and come from behind victories? While some fans are busy cheering because things appear over, the opposing teams quiets the crowd by completing a incredible comeback. Find out where Jeremy Lin, Peyton Manning and Manchester City lie on our list.

Jeremy Lin New York Knicks vs. Toronto Raptors 3-Pointer
Ladies, your man probably kissed you so hard right after this play that you will never forget what Jeremy Lin did to the Raptors that Valentine's Day night.

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Jeremy Lin celebrates game-winning three
Jeremy Lin celebrates game-winning three

 
This was at the peak of Linsanity as the Knicks were gearing up for the second-half of the season. It was complete mayhem in Toronto and as you can see, the Knicks were on the road.

It is one of Lin's most memorable moments as a Knick and one he will surely remember forever.

San Francisco Giants Down 0-2 in NLDS vs. Cincinnati Reds
The Giants were down to their last game twice and on the road against the Reds. The Giants had lost Game 1 by the score of 5-2 and were shutout 9-0 in Game 2.

They somehow found a way to push Game 3 into extra innings and won that one 2-1. Game 4 went their way 8-3.

Posey and Romo
Posey and Romo

The Giants then took the series back home with clear momentum on their side and wrapped that up 6-4.

Ultimate, the Giants won the World Series. Just think about it, had the Reds closed out the series, then maybe they could have been champions.  

Peyton Manning: Broncos Down 24-0 at half vs. San Deigo Chargers
Many doubted Manning was the same in 2012, especially following the first half against the Chargers in Week 6. Down 24-0 to Philip Rivers, the Broncos came roaring back scoring 35 unanswered points in the second half of the game.

It wasn't all about Manning though, the Broncos defense forced six turnovers, bringing back two of these for scores. However, Manning did have the most outstanding performance of the game finishing with 309 passing yards and three touchdown passes.

L.A. Clippers Down 24 in 4th vs. Memphis Grizzlies
Coming back from 24 in a basketball game isn't easy, let alone with 7:55 remaining in the game, but the Clippers pulled it off against the Grizzlies in Game 1of the first round of the Western Conference Finals.


If you switched the channel or dozed off before the conclusion of this game, then you missed one of the best comebacks of the season.

Chris Paul sealed the deal with under 24 seconds remaining in the game by sinking two free throws. Rudy Gay had a chance to win it, but he bricked a jumper from the key and the Clippers went crazy. Almost like they had won the championship.

Though their celebration was premature as they were eliminated by the San Antonio Spurs in the following round, the Clippers proved clutch and hey, they made it to our list of best comebacks of the year.

Super Bowl XLVII: Giants Come from Behind Again
This game almost went the other way in the closing seconds, but the New England Patriots were unable to lock it up. The Giants were down 17-9 earl in the third quarter. With four minutes left and the scoreboard reading 17-15 in favor of the Patriots, Wes Welker dropped a tough pass that would have sealed the deal.


After a punt, Eli Manning hit Mario Manningham with a deep pass that placed the Giants at midfield. A few players later Ahmad Bradshaw sat in the end zone for the game-winning touchdown.

Manchester City Scores 2 in 5 vs. QPR
The most dramatic finish to a game in 2012 happened overseas in England during the last day of the English Premier League season.

Down 2-1 in stoppage time, Man City was able to score two goals to not only beat Queens Park Rangers, but top Manchester United in the standings based on goal differential.

It was the most dramatic finish to a season in the EPL since 1989 when Arsenal and Liverpool went down to the wire. Arsenal won based on total goals.

Check out how this one wrapped up, but before we show you the winning goal, check out the reactions from these announcers. It's priceless.

Okay, for the real action.

It was probably the most shocking finish and making the moment even more special was the fact that it was a championship game.
You just can't write a better finish than that one.

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