Philadelphia WR DeSEAN JACKSON seals the Eagles' miracle comeback. New England Patriots G DAN CONNOLLY returns momentum to the Patriots. Detroit Lions RB MAURICE MORRIS comes up big to end Lions' road streak. These are the three finalists for the GMC NEVER SAY NEVER MOMENT OF THE WEEK for games played on December 16-20, the NFL announced today. The GMC NEVER SAY NEVER MOMENT OF THE WEEK is the best moment or play of the week that represents determination and perseverance.
Fans may vote for one of these three moments on NFL.com/gmc beginning immediately following Monday Night Football and ending on Friday at noon ET to determine the GMC NEVER SAY NEVER MOMENT OF THE WEEK. The winner will be announced Friday during NFL Network's "Around the League" show and then posted on NFL.com.
After the regular season, fans will have a chance to determine the GMC NEVER SAY NEVER MOMENT OF THE YEAR from among the 17 weekly winners. Fans can vote for the winner on NFL.com/gmc throughout the month of January.
A closer look at the nominees:
Jackson seals Eagles' miracle comeback After trailing 31-10 to the New York Giants with 7:28 remaining, the Philadelphia Eagles fought back and tied the game, which seemed destined for overtime. But WR DeSEAN JACKSON would have none of it. Hobbled by a foot injury all week, Jackson returned a punt 65 yards for a touchdown on the final play of the game, giving the Eagles an improbable victory.
Connolly returns momentum to Patriots In need of a spark after falling behind by 10 points, the New England Patriots received one from 313-pound guard DAN CONNOLLY. With just over two minutes to play in the first half, the practice-squad regular cradled a squib kick and motored 71 yards for the longest kickoff return by an offensive lineman in NFL history. Three plays later, the Patriots scored to take momentum into the half.
Morris comes up big to end Lions' road streak Without a victory on the road in more than three years, the Lions can now exhale. Lions RB MAURICE MORRIS rushed for 35 of his 109 yards on Detroit's opening drive of overtime to help set up K DAVE RAYNEROEs winning field goal, giving the Lions a victory over playoff-contending Tampa Bay and ending their NFL-record for consecutive road losses at 26.
winners. Fans can vote for the winner on NFL.com/gmc throughout the month of January.
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