NEVER SAY NEVER MOMENT NOMINEES
Tom Brady, New England Patriots
Brady brings Patriots back into first place: It appeared that for the second consecutive week the New England Patriots wouldn't be able to hang on to a double-digit lead in the fourth quarter. The New York Jets had the Patriots in a dire situation late, after kicker Nick Folk put New York up by three with less than two minutes left. QB Tom Brady was unnerved and carefully drove the Patriots to the tying field goal as time expired. Brady then led another scoring drive to open overtime, leading the Patriots to what wound up to be the winning kick by K Stephen Gostkowski.
Victor Cruz, New York Giants
Cruz helps Giants survive scare vs. Redskins: As QB Robert Griffin III continues to evolve into one of the game's most exciting players, the New York Giants' dynamic duo of QB Eli Manning and WR Victor Cruz continue to rise to the occasion at the most crucial times. After RG3 gave the Washington Redskins a lead with a minute and a half left, Cruz and Manning answered with a 77-yard touchdown that gave the Giants a vital 27-23 division win.
Matt Hasselbeck, Tennessee Titans
Hasselbeck helps Titans win again in final minute: For the second consecutive week, veteran QB Matt Hasselbeck delivered in the clutch when the Tennessee Titans faced a fourth-quarter deficit. On Sunday in Orchard Park, N.Y., Hasselbeck used nearly two of the game's final three minutes to eliminate a six-point deficit and earn the Titans a 35-34 victory over the Buffalo Bills with a 15-yard winning touchdown pass to WR Nate Washington on fourth down.