Green Bay Packers quarterback MATT FLYNN’s record-setting performance is the NEVER SAY NEVER MOMENT OF THE WEEK for games played on January 1, the NFL announced today. The NEVER SAY NEVER MOMENT OF THE WEEK is the best moment or play of the week that represents determination and perseverance.
Playing in place of a resting AARON RODGERS, Flynn’s passing output against the Detroit Lions might just become a part of the storied history of the Green Bay Packers. Flynn set franchise records for passing yardage (480) and touchdowns (6), which included the winning score to tight end JERMICHAEL FINLEY with 1:10 left in the game to secure the Packers' finest regular-season finish in team history.
Flynn’s performance was selected from among three moments by voters on NFL.com. The other two moments were Miami Dolphins defensive end Jason Taylor’s last game before retirement, as he forced an interception to seal a Dolphins’ win, and New England Patriots quarterback TOM BRADY’s rally to beat the Buffalo Bills.
After the regular season, fans will have a chance to determine the Never Say Never Moment of the Year, from among the 17 weekly winners. Fans can vote for the winner on NFL.com throughout the month of January.
2011 NEVER SAY NEVER MOMENT OF THE WEEK
- Week 1: Clay Matthews’ Goal Line Stop
- Week 2: Tony Romo’s Return to the Field
- Week 3: Drew Brees’ Three Second-Half Touchdown Passes
- Week 4: Andy Dalton’s Second-Half Leadership
- Week 5: Oakland Raiders’ Tribute to Al Davis
- Week 6: Tom Brady’s Rally
- Week 7: Tim Tebow’s Fourth-Quarter Rally
- Week 8: Ray Rice’s Second-Half Touchdowns
- Week 9: Joe Flacco’s Late-Game Heroics
- Week 10: Tim Tebow’s Touchdown Toss
- Week 11 : Tim Tebow’s Late-Game Heroics
- Week 12: Tim Tebow’s Fourth-Quarter and Overtime Leadership
- Week 13: Aaron Rodgers’ Last-Minute Scoring Drive
- Week 14: Tim Tebow’s Direction of Three Late-Game Scoring Drives
- Week 15: Calvin Johnson’s Game-Winning Touchdown Catch
- Week 16: Oakland Raiders’ Overtime Victory
- Week 17: Matt Flynn’s Record-Setting Performance