Sharper's Fumble Return For A TD Named Play Of The Week

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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

Week 1

Donovan McNabb, Philadelphia

Three-yard TD pass to Terrell Owens against the Giants

Week 2

Roy Williams, Detroit

14-yard TD reception from Joey Harrington against the Texans

Week 3

Joe Horn, New Orleans

Nine-yard TD reception from Aaron Brooks against the Rams

Week 4

Troy Polamalu, Pittsburgh

26-yard interception return for a touchdown against the Bengals

Week 5

Brandon Lloyd, San Francisco

23-yard TD reception from Tim Rattay against the Cardinals

Week 6

Kimo von Oelhoffen, Pittsburgh

21-yard fumble recovery against the Cowboys

Week 7

Ahman Green, Green Bay

90-yard touchdown run against the Cowboys

Week 8

Plaxico Burress, Pittsburgh

Four-yard touchdown reception from Ben Roethlisberger against the Patriots

Week 9

Ed Reed, Baltimore

106-yard interception return for a touchdown against the Browns

Week 10

Donovan McNabb, Philadelphia

60-yard scrambling pass against the Cowboys

Week 11

Chad Johnson, Cincinnati

36-yard touchdown reception from Carson Palmer against the Steelers

Week 12

Ronald Curry, Oakland

One-handed six-yard touchdown reception from Kerry Collins against the Broncos

Week 13

Julius Jones, Dallas

Game-winning, 17-yard touchdown run against the Seahawks

Week 14

Jerome Bettis, Pittsburgh

10-yard touchdown pass to Jerame Tuman against the Jets

Week 15

Darren Sharper, Green Bay

15-yard fumble return for a touchdown against the Jaguars

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