Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton engineering 20 second-half points is the GMC Never Say Never Moment of the Week for games played on October 2-3, 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.
The Bengals entered Week 4 riding a 10-game losing streak to the Buffalo Bills. Down 17-3 at halftime, it appeared that run would be extended to 11 games. But Dalton, a rookie, helped produce 20 second-half points, running for a three-yard TD that tied the game with 4:09 remaining, and leading the Bengals on a 56-yard drive that concluded with the winning field goal with four seconds left.
Dalton's performance was selected from among three moments by voters on NFL.com/gmc. The other two moments were Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson's two second-half touchdown receptions to complete a comeback win over the Dallas Cowboys, and San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore's game-winning touchdown run late in the fourth quarter to beat the Philadelphia Eagles.
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
Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions
Megatron keep Lions undefeated: Just when it appeared the Detroit Lions' amazing start to the season was going to come to a crashing halt in north Texas, Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson led a rally from 24 points down to defeat the Dallas Cowboys. Johnson had two fourth-quarter touchdown catches, including the winner from two yards out with 1:39 left, extending Detroit's current NFL-long winning streak to eight games.
Frank Gore, San Francisco 49ers
49ers lean on Gore for comeback: Listed as questionable heading into Sunday's game, San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore began his week in a walking boot and finished it as one of the heroes of the 49ers' shocking 24-23 come-from-behind victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. Gore, who finished with 127 yards rushing, capped a 77-yard drive with a 12-yard TD run with three minutes remaining, erasing a 20-point deficit.
Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals
Dalton leads second-half surge: The Cincinnati Bengals entered Week 4 riding a 10-game losing streak to the Buffalo Bills, and at halftime it appeared it would be extended to 11 games. But rookie quarterback Andy Dalton helped produce 20 second-half points, running for a three-yard TD that tied the game with 4:09 remaining, and leading the Bengals on a 56-yard drive that concluded with the winning field goal with four seconds left.