The game of the day and possibly the NFL season had to be the Dallas Cowboys-Denver Broncos matchup yesterday, with the Broncos defeating the Cowboys 51-48 behind four touchdowns from Peyton Manning. The Cowboys had a chance with the ball late in the game, but quarterback Tony Romo threw an interception that put the Broncos in perfect position to kick a field goal which they did successfully to take the close win. It turns out Peyton Manning is human.

In MLB action, the Pirates won a close 5-3 matchup against the St. Louis Cardinals to take a 2-1 series lead. Marlon Byrd had a big two-run single with two outs in the first inning, and Pedro Alvarez and Russell Martin both had one-run singles to give the Pirates the 5-3 lead in the bottom of the eighth inning before Jason Grilli came in to close out the Cardinals. These are The Shoes That Won Last Night.

Rafael Canton is a freelance writer from Queens, NY and contributor to Sneaker Report. Anytime there is a conversation about the NBA, music, or nutella, he can be found in the thick of the discussion. He can be found on Twitter @RafelitoC7.

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Shoe: Under Armour Nitro III
Player: Vernon Davis
Game: San Francisco 49ers vs. Houston Texans

The San Francisco 49ers routed the Houston Texans rather easily 34-3. The Texans couldn't get their offense going with four turnovers in the game and San Francisco took advantage. Davis and quarterback Colin Kaepernick connected very well during the game. Davis had 88 yards receiving in the game highlighted by a tremendous long hook-up with Kapernick for a 64-yard touchdown to put the icing on the cake of this game 31-3 early in the fourth quarter.


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Shoe: adidas Predator LZ
Player: Oscar
Game: Chelsea vs. Norwich City

Oscar got Chelsea off to a hot start with a goal at 4' in their 3-1 victory over Norwich City. A pass from From Frank Lampard's was brought down by Demba Ba inside the City box. Ba then got the ball to Oscar who scored the goal outside of his right foot into the bottom corner.


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Shoe: Nike Vapor Talon Elite
Player: DeSean Jackson
Game: Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants

The Philadelphia Eagles continued the New York Giants winless season with a 36-21 victory. DeSean Jackson helped lead the charge for Philadelphia with seven receptions, 132 yards receiving, and one receiving touchdown. Jackson scored on a five-yard pass from Eagles backup quarterback Nick Foles with 2:02 remaining to officially seal the game shut. That score could be attributed to cornerback Brandon Boykins's diving interception that led to Jackson's score.


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Shoe: New Balance Low-Cut 4040v2
Player: Marlon Byrd
Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals

The Pittsburgh Pirates took an important 2-1 series lead over the St. Louis Cardinals behind a strong offensive performance of Marlon Byrd. Byrd got the Pirates off to the right start with a valuable two-run single with two outs in the bottom of the first. Byrd finished the game with another hit and a run in the Pirates effective 5-3 victory with a chance to clinch the series tomorrow.


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Shoe: Nike Lunar Super Bad Pro TD
Player: Drew Brees
Game: New Orleans Saints vs. Chicago Bears

The New Orleans Saints became one of only three undefeated teams at 5-0 this season and they can thank quarterback Drew Brees. The Saints defeated the Chicago Bears 26-18 with Brees taking centerstage. Brees threw two touchdown passes to running back Pierre Thomas in the second quarter to give the Saints a 20-7 lead by halftime. Brees was very efficient going 29-for-35 for 288 yards throughout the game.


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Shoe: Nike Lunar Superbad Pro TD
Player: Julius Thomas
Game: Denver Broncos vs. Dallas Cowboys

While the 51-48 Broncos-Cowboys matchup will go down as a classic quarterback matchup between Peyton Manning and Tony Romo, Julius Thomas stole the show in the first half. Thomas scored on a four-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter and on a nine-yard pass in the second quarter to help the Broncos make up ground after falling in to a 14-0 hole early against the Cowboys. Thomas finished with 122 yards receiving in the Broncos win.


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Shoe: Nike Alpha Pro TD
Player: Andrew Luck
Game: Indianapolis Colts vs. Seattle Seahawks

It's hard to find many better young quarterbacks than Andrew Luck right now. In a matchup against his peer Russell Wilson of the Seahawks, Luck had a great performance on Sunday. Luck connected with T.Y. Hilton twice in the game for touchdowns. First, he got the Colts back in the game with a 73-yard bomb to Hilton to bring the Colts within five of the Seahawks with 1:04 in the first quarter. On the next touchdown connection with Hilton, the Colts got within two points late in the third quarter. Luck finished the game with two touchdowns and 229 yards thrown.


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Shoe: Jordan XX8 PE's
Player: Carl Crawford
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves

Carl Crawford had a big game for the Dodgers in his Jordan XX8 PE's. Crawford hit a big three-run home run in the bottom of the second inning with two outs. His home run gave the Dodgers a 4-2 lead and the Dodgers would hold on 13-6 in the game with Crawford contributing another hit and two more runs in the Game Three victory against the Braves. As a side note check out Crawford's PE's up-close here.

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Shoe: Nike Alpha Pro TD
Player: Sam Bradford
Game: St. Louis Rams vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

Sam Bradford had a very solid performance for the St. Louis Rams leading them to a 34-20 victory over the Seahawks. Bradford had three touchdown passes in the game including a 31-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Austin Pettis to make the final score late in the fourth quarter. Bradford's performance against the lowly Jaguars puts the Rams at 2-3 and could give them some momentum heading into next week.


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Shoe: Reebok Zig Blaze Mid SD4
Player: Peyton Manning
Game: Denver Broncos vs. Dallas Cowboys

Peyton Manning continued his impressive season leading the Denver Broncos to a 51-48 win over the Dallas Cowboys. The game featured great performances from Manning and Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo. Manning threw for 414 yards and four touchdowns and had an even more impressive bootleg run that fooled the entire Dallas Cowboys defense with less than a minute left in the second quarter to take a 28-17 lead.

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