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Green Bay Packers safety Darren Sharper's 43-yard interception return for a touchdown against the Chicago Bears is among the five Week 17 nominees for "LEVITRA (vardenafil HCI) PLAY OF THE WEEK."
The award is presented each week 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 this week from Monday at Noon ET until Thursday at Noon ET, exclusively on NFL.com. Each weekly winner will be a finalist for "LEVITRA PLAY OF THE YEAR," to be awarded at Super Bowl XXXIX in Jacksonville, Florida.
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Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Johnson's game-winning, four-yard touchdown reception from quarterback Jon Kitna against the New York Giants was voted last week's winner of "LEVITRA PLAY OF THE WEEK" by the fans on NFL.com.
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Week #17 Nominees
Darren Sharper- S- Green Bay Packers, 43-yard interception return for a touchdown
Early in the second quarter, Green Bay Packers safety Darren Sharper stepped in front of a Chicago Bears pass attempt and returned it 43-yards for a score. Sharper's touchdown return gave Green Bay a 21-7 lead and proved to be the deciding points as the Packers defeated the NFC North-rival Bears 31-14.
Randy Moss- WR- Minnesota Vikings, 28-yard touchdown reception
With six minutes to play in the third quarter and his team trailing the Washington Redskins by eleven, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Randy Moss made a diving catch in the endzone for a touchdown. On the play, Moss dove in front of a Redskins safety to haul in the Daunte Culpepper pass. The Vikings would lose to the Redskins 21-18, but still managed to clinch a playoff spot. They will travel to Green Bay for their Wild Card match-up with the NFC North-rival Packers this Sunday.
Ashlie Lelie- WR- Denver Broncos, 38-yard touchdown reception
With less than five minutes to play in the opening quarter of the Denver Broncos match-up with the Indianapolis Colts, Broncos wide receiver Ashlie Lelie, made a spectacular over-the-shoulder catch in the endzone to tie the score at seven. Lelie finished the afternoon with 70 yards receiving on three receptions in the Broncos 33-14 victory over the Colts. With the win, Denver clinched the final AFC playoff spot and will travel to Indianapolis for a rematch with the Colts on Sunday.
James Harrison- LB- Pittsburgh Steelers, 18-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown
Early in the fourth quarter of their match-up with the Buffalo Bills, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison grabbed a fumble out of the air and ran untouched into the end zone. The play produced the deciding points for the Steelers, who defeated the Bills 29-24, and extended their winning streak to 14 games as they head into the playoffs as the AFC's top seed.
Jeff Wilkins- K- St. Louis Rams, Game-winning, 31-yard field goal
With less than four minutes to play in overtime of the St. Louis Rams' match-up with the New York Jets, Rams kicker Jeff Wilkins sent his team into the playoffs with his game-winning, 31-yard field goal. With their 32-29 victory, the Rams clinched a playoff spot and will face the NFC West-rival Seattle Seahawks in the Wild Card round this weekend.