New England Patriots defensive end Willie McGinest's game-winning tackle on fourth and goal from the Patriots one-yard line against the Indianapolis Colts has been voted the NFL Play of the Week - Presented by LEVITRA - (vardenafil HCI) for all games played on November 27, November 30-December 1.
McGinest's tackle is now eligible to be selected as the NFL Play of the Year - Presented by LEVITRA - to be awarded this February at Super Bowl XXXVIII in Houston, Texas.
The NFL Play of the Week - Presented by LEVITRA - introduced this season by the NFL, is presented each Thursday and recognizes the single most exciting play that week. Fans who vote at NFL.com each week between Tuesday and Thursday can also be entered into a sweepstakes that will send one lucky winner and a guest to Super Bowl XXXVIII in Houston, Texas. Voting is open to fans each week from Tuesday at Noon ET to Thursday at Noon ET on NFL.com.
With 14 seconds remaining in a meeting of AFC first-place teams, the Patriots veteran defensive end stopped Colts running back Edgerrin James in the backfield on fourth down on the New England one-yard line. The game-winning tackle preserved New England's 38-34 road win and helped the Patriots improve to an AFC East leading 10-2 record. The win marks the first time in team history that the Patriots have won 10 of their first 12 games.
McGinest's tackle edged out Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chris Chamber's leaping six-yard touchdown reception from Jay Fiedler on Thanksgiving Day against the Dallas Cowboys in fan voting on NFL.com. For details and video of this week's nominees and the results of fan voting, please visit NFL.com/playoftheweek.
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