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CEDRIC BENSON’s run. CLAY MATTHEWS’s stuff. JOE MCKNIGHT’s block. These are the three finalists for the GMC NEVER SAY NEVER MOMENT OF THE WEEK for games played on September 8-12, 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 may vote for one of these three moments on NFL.com/gmc beginning immediately following Monday Night Football and ending on Friday at noon ET to determine the GMC NEVER SAY NEVER MOMENT OF THE WEEK. The winner will be announced Friday 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 on NFL.com/gmc throughout the month of January.
A closer look at the nominees:
- Cedric Benson’s sprint seals Cincinnati victory: Cincinnati Bengals RB Cedric Benson secured his team’s startling victory over the division-rival Cleveland Browns with a 39-yard game-clinching touchdown run with 18 seconds left. The win came as a surprise: not only was Cleveland winning entering the fourth quarter, but the Bengals also had second-string QB Bruce Gradkowski at the helm for the entire second half.
- Clay Matthews ends Saints comeback attempt: After a pass interference call in the end zone gave the New Orleans Saints one last untimed down at the 1-yard line to possibly force overtime on the defending Super Bowl champions, Green Bay Packers LB Clay Matthews led a surge through the Saints’ line of scrimmage to stuff rookie RB Mark Ingram and seal a Packers victory.
- Joe McKnight’s block highlights Jets’ miraculous fourth quarter: The New York Jets trailed 24-10 early in the final quarter of play, but, with five minutes left, stood poised to get the ball back with a chance to tie. But the offense never had to take the field: RB Joe McKnight busted through the Dallas Cowboys’ line to block P Mat McBriar’s punt, and CB Isaiah Trufant scooped up the loose ball and took it 18 yards for a score. K Nick Folk’s field goal with 27 seconds left secured the Jets’ victory.
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