The NFL announced today the Week 17 nominees for the GMC Never Say Never Moment of the Week.
The Indianapolis Colts prevail in coach’s return. The Minnesota Vikings ride Adrian Peterson to a playoff berth. The Denver Broncos earn the AFC’s top seed. These are the three finalists for the GMC NEVER SAY NEVER MOMENT OF THE WEEK for games played on December 30, 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 can vote for this as well as the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week on NFL.com/FedEx from 9 a.m. EST on Monday through 3 p.m. EST on Wednesday.
The winner will be announced Wednesday 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 and enter for a chance to win a trip to Super Bowl XLVII on NFL.com/gmc throughout the month of January.
A closer look at the nominees:
- Colts prevail in Pagano’s return: Coach Chuck Pagano returned to the Indianapolis Colts’ sidelines following the indefinite leave he took on Sept. 26 to be treated for leukemia. Pagano’s inspired playoff-bound team capped an amazing turnaround campaign, improving from 2-14 a season ago to 11-5 this year following a 28-16 win over the AFC South division champion Houston Texans. QB Andrew Luck threw two touchdown passes in the win, including a 70-yard scoring strike to WR T.Y. Hilton to clinch the victory
- Vikings ride Peterson to playoff berth: RB Adrian Peterson came within nine yards of breaking Hall of Fame RB ERIC DICKERSON‘s single-season rushing yardage record, but in the process propelled the Minnesota Vikings to their first playoff berth in three years. Peterson rushed for 199 yards as the Vikings defeated the Green Bay Packers, 37-34, on rookie kicker Blair Walsh’s winning field goal attempt to earn a wild-card playoff rematch at Lambeau Field.
- Broncos overcome 2-3 start to earn AFC’s top seed: The Denver Broncos claimed the AFC’s No. 1 playoff seed with a 38-3 win over the visiting Kansas City Chiefs. QB Peyton Manning threw three touchdowns as the Broncos earned an 11th consecutive triumph. The Broncos managed to rally for home-field advantage despite opening the season 2-3.
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The Broncos were the Week 6 GMC Never Say Never Moment of the Week when Peyton Manning directed a comeback against the Chargers.
Facing a 24-0 deficit at halftime, the Broncos scored 35 unanswered points to win at San Diego 35-24. That began the first of an 11-game winning streak culminating in the AFC Division title and the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoffs.
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