Weekly Winners

Week 1: Cushing leads comeback

Cushing helped the Texans overcome a 21-point deficit in his return from a knee injury.

Week 2: Rookie rallies Bills

EJ Manuel threw the winning TD pass with just six seconds left in game.

Week 3: Tannehill, Fins go to 3-0

Ryan Tannehill's last-minute touchdown pass kept the Dolphins unbeaten.

Week 4: Sherman's clutch pick six

Richard Sherman's late pick six assured that the Seahawks would remain undefeated.

Week 5: Broncos win shootout

Peyton Manning helped the Broncos overcome a 14-0 first-quarter deficit to earn a thrilling 51-48 win.

Week 6: Brady's stunning rally

Tom Brady threw the winning TD with just five seconds left in the game.

Week 7: Mario is super

Mario Williams' sack and forced fumble set up the Bills' winning field goal.

Week 8: Sneak caps epic win

Matthew Stafford's QB sneak in the final seconds gave the Lions a dramatic win.

Week 9: Wilson directs comeback

Russell Wilson guided a comeback from a 21-point deficit to lift the Seahawks to an 8-1 start.

Week 10: Panthers D holds firm

Luke Kuechly helped the Panthers defense preserve a one-point win over the 49ers.

Week 11: Newton directs winning drive

Cam Newton led a 13-play, 83-yard drive late in the fourth quarter to secure a 24-20 win.

Week 12: Brady leads comeback

Tom Brady and the Patriots overcame a 24-point deficit, then pulled out the win in overtime.

Week 13: Peterson powers OT win

Adrian Peterson helped the Vikings avoid another tie, delivering the team into position for the winning score.

Week 14: Ravens survive vs. Vikings

Joe Flacco's touchdown pass helped the Ravens prevail in the frantic final minutes vs. the Vikings.

Week 15: Tucker boots Ravens past Lions

Justin Tucker's 61-yard field goal in the waning moments helped the Ravens topple the Lions on "Monday Night Football."

Week 16: Romo rallies Cowboys

An ailing Tony Romo helped the Cowboys remain in the playoff race with a late touchdown.

Week 17: Rodgers puts Pack in playoffs

Aaron Rodgers hit Randall Cobb on a fourth-and-8 play for a 48-yard game-winning touchdown that won the NFC North for the Packers.

Lions Johnson wins Week 15 Moment of the Week

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson's game-winning touchdown reception is the GMC Never Say Never Moment of the Week for games played on Dec. 15-19, the NFL announced Friday. The GMC Never Say Never Moment of the Week is the best moment or play of the week that represents determination and perseverance.


 

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.

NEVER SAY NEVER MOMENT NOMINEES

Kyle Orton, Kansas City Chiefs

Chiefs end Pack's perfection bid: With an interim head coach (Romeo Crennel) and a quarterback (Orton) making his first start for the team, the Kansas City Chiefs managed to end the Green Bay Packers' run at a perfect season and put a halt to their 19-game winning streak, which dated back to Dec. 19, 2010. Orton outdueled Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, throwing for 299 yards compared to Rodgers' 235. Crennel became just the third interim coach in NFL history to beat an undefeated team with nine-plus wins, joining Wally Lemm of the 1961 Houston Oilers and Ernie Nevers of the 1931 Chicago Cardinals (which, coincidentally, also came against the Packers).

Dan Orlovsky, Indianapolis Colts

Colts finally get first victory: The Indianapolis Colts finally put an end to the run toward 0-16 infamy, thanks in large part to a player who had a major role in the Detroit Lions' 0-16 season in 2008. Orlovsky threw a touchdown pass to wide receiver Reggie Wayne, and then threw a key block on the game-clinching, 80-yard touchdown run by running back Donald Brown. With the 27-13 victory over the Tennessee Titans, the Colts not only avoided history, they also dealt a devastating blow to the Titans' playoff hopes.

Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions

Lions go 98 yards to rally past Raiders: Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford connected with Johnson on a 6-yard touchdown pass with 39 seconds remaining to cap a 98-yard winning scoring drive. That effort came on the heels of the Raiders taking a 27-14 lead with 7:47 remaining. Still, the Raiders had a shot to claim victory in the end, but kicker Sebastian Janikowski's 65-yard field-goal attempt was blocked by Detroit defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. The win gets the Lions a step closer to their first playoff appearance since 1999.

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