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The Green Bay Packers' game-winning drive vs. the Detroit Lions has been nominated for the Never Say Never Moment of the Week. The 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 following Monday Night Football and ending on Friday at 3 PM ET to determine the 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 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 throughout the month of January.
A closer look at the nominees:
- Packers find way to win: With a number of key players sidelined due to injuries, the Green Bay Packers faced a Detroit Lions team desperate to keep playoff hopes alive. For much of Sunday's game, the Packers struggled offensively, yet, down 20-14 with 4:25 remaining, they mounted their best drive of the afternoon, going 82 yards in six plays on a drive capped by a WR RANDALL COBB score from QB AARON RODGERS. The win helps the Packers remain in the NFC North title chase.
- Cowboys win thriller vs. Browns: After watching QB TONY ROMO run for cover for much of the first half, the Dallas Cowboys went into halftime with a 13-0 deficit. Dallas emerged from intermission and mounted a second-half rally, scoring 17 unanswered points. However, Cleveland scored what appeared to be the winning score when rookie QB BRANDON WEEDEN hit TE BENJAMIN WATSON for a touchdown with a 1:07 remaining. Romo, who endured a career-high seven sacks in the game, quickly marched the Cowboys in position for a game tying field goal. In overtime, Cowboys K DAN BAILEY made the winning field goal in a 23-20 victory that lifted Dallas' record to .500.
- Texans survive OT scare vs. Jaguars: WR ANDRE JOHNSON and QB MATT SCHAUB helped save the Houston Texans from their second defeat. The Texans (8-1 entering Week 11) hosted the Jacksonville Jaguars (1-8 entering Sunday) and for much of the game were playing from behind against a suddenly explosive QB CHAD HENNE-led offense. Down 34-20 with 12:33 remaining, Schaub came alive for what wound up as a historic passing day. Schaub completed 17 consecutive passes to launch a comeback and bring the Texans into a tie to force overtime. On the Texans' third possession of overtime, Schaub hit Johnson for the 48-yard game winning touchdown. Schaub finished the game with 527 yards passing, tied for the second-highest single-game total in league history.