Fan Voting Continues Through Noon ET Monday, January 17, on NFL.com
Green Bay PAckers running back Ahman Green's 90-yard touchdown run in Week 7 against the Dallas Cowboys is among the five finalists for "LEVITRA (vardenafil HCI) PLAY OF THE YEAR."
The award was created by the NFL to recognize the single most exciting play of the year as determined by the fans. The five finalists for the award were chosen by the NFL from the pool of 17 "LEVITRA PLAY OF THE WEEK" weekly winners as voted on by the fans, exclusively on NFL.com.
Voting is open to the fans starting today and running through Noon ET on Monday, January 17, 2005. Fans can visit www.nfl.com to view and vote for the play they deem worthy to be named "LEVITRA PLAY OF THE YEAR."
The "LEVITRA PLAY OF THE YEAR" winner will be announced and honored at a press conference on Wednesday, February 2 in Jacksonville, Fla., the site of Super Bowl XXXIX. For details and video of this year's nominees, winners and finalists visit NFL.com.
"LEVITRA PLAY OF THE YEAR" FINALISTS
Ahman Green, RB- Green Bay Packers 90-yard touchdown run in Week 7 against the Dallas Cowboys
With his team leading by the score of 34-10, Green Bay running back Ahman Green took a Brett Favre handoff, sliced through a hole and outran the Dallas Cowboys defense for a 90-yard score, the third-longest run in team history. Green recorded 163 yards on 15 carries and scored twice in Green Bay's 41-20 win.
Donovan McNabb, QB- Philadelphia Eagles: 60-yard scrambling pass in Week 10 against the Dallas Cowboys
With just over two minutes to play in the first half of their NFC East Division match-up with the Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb spun away from a Dallas defender and sprinted to his right, only to find another defender in his path. He switched directions back to his left, chased by two more defenders, before finally heaving a pass 60 yards down the field to wide receiver Freddie Mitchell. The play set up a one-yard Brian Westbrook touchdown run to give the Eagles a 35-14 lead. McNabb finished with 345 yards and four touchdown passes as the Eagles went on to defeat the Cowboys, 49-21.
With the Baltimore Ravens holding a 20-13 lead with under a minute to play and the Cleveland Browns threatening to score, Ravens safety Ed Reed picked off a pass in his own end zone and ran the length of the field for an NFL-record, 106-yard interception return for a touchdown. Reed intercepted the pass after it deflected off the hands of a Browns receiver. Reed's touchdown secured the Ravens' 27-13 victory over their AFC North divisional rivals.
Julius Jones, RB - Dallas Cowboys: Game-winning, 17-yard touchdown run in Week 13 against the Seattle Seahawks
With 32 seconds remaining in the game and his team trailing the Seattle Seahawks by three, Dallas Cowboys rookie running back Julius Jones burst through the line, faked a defender and sprinted to the endzone for the game-winning 17-yard touchdown. Jones helped the Cowboys to a 43-39 victory, finishing the game with 198 rushing yards and three touchdowns.
With the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Jets deadlocked at 3-3 early in the fourth quarter, Steelers running back Jerome Bettis took a handoff and ran right before stopping and lofting a pass to tight end Jerame Tuman in the endzone. Bettis, who has three career touchdown passes, also ran for a touchdown on the next drive as the Steelers locked up the AFC North title with a 17-6 victory over the Jets. Bettis, who ran for 57 yards on the day, surpassed the 13,000-yard mark for his career.
2004 LEVITRA PLAY OF THE WEEK Winners
Donovan McNabb, Philadelphia
Three-yard TD pass to Terrell Owens against the Giants
Roy Williams, Detroit
14-yard TD reception from Joey Harrington against the Texans
Joe Horn, New Orleans
Nine-yard TD reception from Aaron Brooks against the Rams
Troy Polamalu, Pittsburgh
26-yard interception return for a touchdown against the Bengals
Brandon Lloyd, San Francisco
23-yard TD reception from Tim Rattay against the Cardinals
Kimo von Oelhoffen, Pittsburgh
21-yard fumble recovery against the Cowboys
Ahman Green, Green Bay
90-yard touchdown run against the Cowboys
Plaxico Burress, Pittsburgh
Four-yard touchdown reception from Ben Roethlisberger against the Patriots
Ed Reed, Baltimore
106-yard interception return for a touchdown against the Browns
Donovan McNabb, Philadelphia
60-yard scrambling pass against the Cowboys
Chad Johnson, Cincinnati
36-yard touchdown reception from Carson Palmer against the Steelers
Ronald Curry, Oakland
One-handed, six-yard touchdown reception from Kerry Collins against the Broncos
Julius Jones, Dallas
Game-winning, 17-yard touchdown run against the Seahawks
Jerome Bettis, Pittsburgh
10-yard touchdown pass to Jerame Tuman against the Jets
Darren Sharper, Green Bay
15-yard fumble return for a touchdown against the Jaguars
Chad Johnson, Bengals
Game-winning, four-yard touchdown reception from Jon Kitna against the Giants
James Harrison, Pittsburgh
18-yard fumble recovery and return for a touchdown against the Bills