Green Bay Packers safety Darren Sharper's 15-yard fumble return for a touchdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars has been voted "LEVITRA (vardenafil HCI) PLAY OF THE WEEK" for NFL games played December 18-20.
Sharper's touchdown is now eligible to be selected as "LEVITRA? PLAY OF THE YEAR," awarded this February at Super Bowl XXXIX in Jacksonville, Florida. "LEVITRA PLAY OF THE WEEK," which is voted on by fans each week throughout the NFL season on NFL.com, recognizes the single most exciting play that week. Sharper joins teammate Ahman Green (Week 7) as weekly winners.
Fans who vote at NFL.com each week can also enter for their chance to win a three-day/two-night trip for two to Jacksonville, Florida to attend Super Bowl XXXIX on February 6, 2005, including round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations.
With the Packers trailing the Jaguars 7-3 in the second quarter, Packers defensive end Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila jarred the ball loose from Jaguars quarterback Byron Leftwich as he readied to pass. Assuming an incompletion, most players passively watched as Jacksonville guard Vince Manuwai slowly collected the ball. Still moving at full speed, Sharper ripped the ball from the lineman's grasp and sprinted into the end zone for the touchdown. Sharper's heads-up play was not enough, as the Packers fell to the Jaguars 28-25.
Sharper edged out New Orleans Saints running back Aaron Stecker's 98-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in fan voting on NFL.com. For details and video of this week's nominees and the results of fan voting, please visit www.NFL.com/playoftheweek
In July 2003, Bayer Pharmaceutical Corporation (Bayer) & GlaxoSmithKline(GSK), co-marketers of LEVITRA (vardenafil HCI), a prescription medicine that is used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED), announced their groundbreaking sponsorship of the NFL.
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