Super Bowl Viewer's Guide  


Season full of dramatics trimmed to five epic moments


A year's worth of epic moments has been carefully carved down to the five finalists for GMC Never Say Never Moments of the Year. Read up on this year's nominees and cast your vote for the GMC Never Say Never Moments of the Year.

Week 5: Manning, Broncos outlast Cowboys in shootout

Peyton Manning helped the Denver Broncos overcome a 14-0 deficit in the first quarter, and again by a touchdown in the fourth quarter, to earn a thrilling 51-48 win on the road against the Dallas Cowboys. During the record-setting game, the Broncos and Cowboys combined for 1,039 yards of total offense. It's also tied for the second-highest scoring game since the NFL-AFL merger in 1970.

Week 10: Panthers rally to prevail in defensive struggle

Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers survived a defensive struggle in San Francisco to collect their fifth consecutive win. The Panthers rallied from nine down to earn a huge 10-9 road win against the San Francisco 49ers. It was the stingy Panthers defense led by linebacker Luke Kuechly that made sure the narrow one-point lead held up.

Week 12: Brady, Patriots overcome 24-point deficit, win in OT

Down 24-0 at halftime, quarterback Tom Brady guided a second-half comeback that forced overtime, where the New England Patriots eventually won, 34-31. The Patriots lost fumbles on their first three possessions as the Broncos built a 24-0 lead in the first half. However, the Patriots rallied, scoring on their first five possessions of the second half to erase the deficit. In overtime, the Patriots took advantage of a fortunate bounce of a punt to recover a fumble and win on a field goal by Stephen Gostkowski.

Week 14: Ravens survive frantic final minutes vs. Vikings

Joe Flacco threw a touchdown pass to rookie receiver Marlon Brown with four seconds left to cap a frenzied final two minutes and lift the Baltimore Ravens to a thrilling 29-26 win over the Minnesota Vikings. Despite playing in a snowstorm, the Ravens and Vikings combined for five touchdowns in the game's final 125 seconds. The Flacco-to-Brown score finished a five-play, 80-yard drive that eclipsed all but four of the game's final 45 seconds.

Week 17: Rodgers' fourth-down TD puts Packers in playoffs after win

Facing a fourth-and-8 at the Chicago Bears' 48-yard line with 38 seconds remaining, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers hit receiver Randall Cobb for a 48-yard touchdown play that helped the Packers capture the NFC North crown. Rodgers had missed seven games with a broken collarbone and Cobb had missed the previous 10 games with a knee injury.



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