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Green Bay Packers S NICK COLLINS game-saving interception seals Packers’ playoff spot. Seattle Seahawks place faith in QB CHARLIE WHITEHURST to deliver NFC West title. Dallas Cowboys QB STEPHEN McGEE’s late heroics end the Cowboys’ season on a high note. These are the three finalists for the GMC NEVER SAY NEVER MOMENT OF THE WEEK for games played on January 2, 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 through Wednesday at 6 pm ET to determine the GMC NEVER SAY NEVER MOMENT OF THE WEEK. The winner will be announced on NFL.com.
After the regular season, fans will have a chance to determine the GMC NEVER SAY NEVER MOMENT OF THE YEAR. Fans can vote for the winner on NFL.com/gmc throughout the month of January.
A closer look at the nominees:
Collins’ game-saving interception seals Packers’ playoff spot
The Packers’ defense came through just in the nick of time – as Green Bay S NICK COLLINS made a season-saving big play at a crucial moment. Needing a win to make the playoffs, Green Bay struggled against Chicago until finally taking a 10-3 lead in the fourth quarter. The Packers couldn’t breathe easy, though, until Collins intercepted Bears QB JAY CUTLER in the final seconds to seal the win and -- more importantly -- the sixth and final NFC playoff spot.
Seahawks place faith in Whitehurst to deliver NFC West title
Losers of seven of nine, and with veteran starting QB MATT HASSELBECK hampered by a hip injury, the Seahawks had no choice but to pin their NFC West title hopes on backup QB CHARLIE WHITEHURST. And he delivered against the Rams, throwing for 192 yards and a touchdown with no interceptions to lead Seattle to a 16-6 win and unlikely division title. The Seahawks became the first ever sub-.500 team (7-9) to make the playoffs.
McGee’s late heroics end Cowboys’ season on high note
In what will go down as an unfulfilling season, the Dallas Cowboys used some drama to finish on a high note. With QB STEPHEN McGEE making his first career start, Dallas trailed Philadelphia by 6 with just under three minutes remaining. That’s when the second-year quarterback engineered a game-winning drive that culminated with a 4-yard touchdown pass to Cowboys TE JASON WITTEN with 55 seconds left, rallying the Cowboys to a 14-13 road win over the Eagles.