Packers QB AARON RODGERS returns to keep Green Bay alive. Denver QB TIM TEBOW leads Broncos’ comeback win. Cincinnati WR JEROME SIMPSON helps Bengals upset the Chargers. These are the three finalists for the GMC NEVER SAY NEVER MOMENT OF THE WEEK for games played on December 23-27, 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:
Rodgers returns to keep Packers alive
Having missed last week’s game, Packers QB AARON RODGERS knew Green Bay’s playoff hopes were on the line against the New York Giants. And he delivered in a big way, passing for 404 yards and four touchdown to lead a 45-17 victory that puts Green Bay ahead of New York for the final NFC playoff spot with one game left.
Tebow leads Broncos’ comeback win
Broncos QB TIM TEBOW might have convinced some folks that he is cut out for the NFL, after all. The rookie quarterback overcame deficits of 17 points at halftime and 13 in the fourth quarter to lead Denver to a 24-23 win over the Houston Texans. In the fourth quarter, Tebow passed for a touchdown, then won the game with a 6-yard rushing score.
Simpson helps Bengals upset Chargers
A 2008 second-round pick with just three career receptions, Cincinnati Bengals WR JEROME SIMPSON didn’t quite have the resume of the two receivers he was helping replace. But with receivers TERRELL OWENS and CHAD OCHOCINCO sidelined, Simpson came through with six catches for 124 yards and two touchdowns to key Cincinnati’s 34-20 upset victory over San Diego.