NEW YORK, OCTOBER 7, 2003 - New England Patriots cornerback Ty Law's game-sealing 65-yard interception return-touchdown against the Tennessee Titans is among the five week five nominees for the NFL PLAY OF THE WEEK - PRESENTED BY LEVITRA* (vardenafil HCI) - introduced by the NFL this season.
The award is presented each Thursday during the NFL regular season to recognize the single most exciting play that week as determined by the fans. Voting is open to the fans each week from Tuesday at Noon ET until Thursday at Noon ET, exclusively on NFL.com.
Each weekly winner will be a finalist for the NFL PLAY OF THE YEAR - PRESENTED BY LEVITRA - to be awarded at Super Bowl XXXVIII in Houston, Texas. Fans who vote at NFL.com each week can also be entered into a sweepstakes that will send one lucky winner and a guest to Super Bowl XXXVIII in February.
Kansas City Chiefs kick returner Dante Hall's game-winning 97-yard kickoff return-touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens was last week's winner as voted by the fans at NFL.com.
For details and video of this week's nominees, past winners and the results of fan voting, log onto NFL.com.
Week #5 Nominees
Ty Law, CB - New England Patriots - Game-sealing 65-yard interception return-touchdown
Nursing a sprained ankle with his team clinging to a four point fourth quarter lead, the Patriots Pro Bowl cornerback steps in front of a Steve McNair pass and returns it 65 yards to secure the Patriots' 38-30 win over the Tennessee Titans. Law, who recorded five solo tackles, is the second Patriots cornerback to be nominated for the NFL Play of the Week - Presented by LEVITRA. Rookie Asante Samuel was nominated in week three for an interception return-touchdown against the New York Jets.
Dante Hall, PR - Kansas City Chiefs - Game-winning 93-yard punt return-touchdown
Last week's winner does it again racking up his third NFL Play of the Week - Presented by LEVITRA - nominated play with a game-winning 93-yard punt return-touchdown. This time, Hall fields a Micah Knorr punt with his team trailing 23-17 and fakes out most of the Denver Broncos punt coverage unit en route to extending his NFL record to four consecutive games with a return-touchdown. For the second week in a row, Hall's return-touchdown proved to be the game-winning score as the Chiefs won the battle of 4-0 teams, 24-23.
Randy Moss, WR - Minnesota Vikings - 17-yard touchdown reception from Gus Frerotte
With the undefeated Vikings trailing by eight in the third quarter, Minnesota's Pro Bowl wide receiver leaps, catches and gets two feet in bounds for his second touchdown catch of the day from Gus Frerotte. Starting with Moss' dazzling touchdown grab, the Vikings outscored the Falcons 27-6 in the second half to move to a perfect 5-0 record with the 39-26 win over Atlanta.
Rod Smart, KR - Carolina Panthers - 100-yard kickoff return
With the score tied in the second quarter, Smart puts the Panthers ahead for good, tying a Carolina Panthers record with a 100-yard kickoff return. The kick return gave the Panthers the franchise's first 4-0 start and a 19-13 division win. Smart finished the game with a 46.7-yard kickoff return average.
Fred Taylor, RB - Jacksonville Jaguars - 60-yard touchdown reception from Byron Leftwich
Late in the fourth quarter, the Jaguars star running back seals the win for Jacksonville when he takes a screen pass 60 yards for a touchdown to ensure the team's first win of the season 27-21, over the San Diego Chargers. Taylor finished the day with 164 total yards and two touchdowns.