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Best quotes from Week 15 'NFL GameDay Final'

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"I don't think the guy has ever been on a seesaw in his life as a kid; there's no up and down with Bill Belichick."

-- Deion Sanders on New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick

"The way Green Bay got pressure right up the middle in Tom Brady's face caused him some problems. Watch for some other teams to try to follow that blueprint."

-- Michael Irvin on the Packers defense in a 31-27 loss

"[Tom] Brady is still the front runner, but Michael Vick is making a run of this."

-- Deion Sanders on the MVP race

"For the New York Giants, it didn't come down to that last kick; it came down to a series of plays leading up to that debacle."

-- Deion Sanders on the reason behind the Giants' 38-31 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles

"This should not surprise anybody. You should be talking about this on the sideline, everybody should be anticipating this."

-- Steve Mariucci on the Giants not recovering the Eagles' onside kick with 7:28 left in the game

"You can't defend this because he's throwing the ball effectively - third-rated passer in the league - and now on top of that, he runs too. [You] can't defend that."

-- Deion Sanders on Philadelphia QB Michael Vick, who threw for 242 yards and rushed for 130 yards

"The Giants can fight, they can bang, but when that explosiveness that you're seeing takes over, I don't know if anybody in the league can run with the Philadelphia Eagles."

-- Michael Irvin on the Philadelphia Eagles' win over the New York Giants

"This is what makes this team so dangerous: at any time in the game, even after they've gotten hit in the mouth all day, they're still that explosive."

-- Michael Irvin on the Philadelphia Eagles, who scored 28 points in the fourth quarter to beat the New York Giants

"Great leaders have to know when to divide that line from being selfless to being selfish, and he perfectly chose the time to be selfish and made plays."

-- Michael Irvin on Philadelphia QB Michael Vick, who accounted for four touchdowns

"We anticipated the Jaguars having the great rushing game, and all of a sudden here come the Colts running the football."

-- Steve Mariucci on the Indianapolis Colts running game that outgained the Jacksonville Jaguars 155-67

"He's the total package: he's calm, cool, collected in the pocket."

-- Deion Sanders on Atlanta QB Matt Ryan, who threw for 174 yards and three touchdowns against Seattle

"This is the team to beat right now in the NFC."

-- Steve Mariucci on the 12-2 Atlanta Falcons

"For them to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh coming out of whatever we want to call a slump, that's a huge victory for them."

-- Michael Irvin on the New York Jets ending a two-game losing streak with a 22-17 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers

"You needed this game for emotional circumstances. Not only for your quarterback, but for your entire team."

-- Deion Sanders on the New York Jets' 22-17 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers

"It's the head coach's responsibility to decide who is playing quarterback for me now, and who we want to play quarterback in the future. Evidently it's not Donovan McNabb now or in the future."

-- Steve Mariucci on the Washington Redskins

"I see Rex Grossman right now being their guy, and I don't have a problem with [Mike Shanahan] making the move to Rex at this time because they were mathematically eliminated."

-- Michael Irvin on the decision to bench Donovan McNabb in favor of Rex Grossman

*** Additional exclusive video clips from Sunday's NFL GameDay are available on NFL.com. Click on the video segments. These videos include:

Let's Go Primetime: Deion Sanders counts down the top 10 performances from Week 15.

Who is MVP?: Deion Sanders and Michael Irvin break down the MVP race.

Sunday Recap: Fran Charles, Michael Irvin, Steve Mariucci and Deion Sanders recap the biggest play from every Week 15 game.

Who is the best team in the NFC?: Michael Irvin, Deion Sanders and Steve Mariucci discuss who the top team in the NFC is.

Week 15: RedZone Top 10: Scott Hanson looks back at the 10 best moments from Week 15 on NFL Network's RedZone.

And many more Week 15 game highlights and postgame video only on NFL.com.

11:30 p.m. -1 a.m. ET: NFL GameDay Final

Host: Fran Charles Analysts: Deion Sanders, Steve Mariucci, and Michael Irvin NFL GameDay Final is the definitive exclamation point on Sundays providing unlimited highlights of all the games, plus post-game press conferences, interviews from the field and locker room, audio captured throughout the day and expert analysis.

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