New Orleans Saints QB DREW BREES set a new record of 48 consecutive games with a touchdown pass throwing a 40-yard touchdown in the first quarter of the Saints' 31-24 win, which snapped a winless start to the season for New Orleans. His effort earned him the GMC NEVER SAY NEVER MOMENT OF THE WEEK for games played on October 4-8, the NFL announced today. The GMC NEVER SAY NEVER MOMENT OF THE WEEK is the best moment or play of the week that represents determination and perseverance.
NEVER SAY NEVER MOMENT NOMINEES
Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts
Luck lifts Colts to stunning, emotional win: Six days after a shocking announcement that Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano would need to undergo treatment for leukemia, critical plays at the most timely moments from Andrew Luck and Reggie Wayne helped the team earn a 30-27 win over the Green Bay Packers. Under the guidance of interim coach Bruce Arians, the Colts overcame a 21-3 halftime deficit to rally for the emotional victory.
Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
Brees tops record as Saints get first win: Johnny Unitas' record for consecutive games with a touchdown pass stood unchallenged for more than a half century. The amazing mark of 47 games with a scoring strike was finally usurped by Drew Brees against the San Diego Chargers, the New Orleans Saints quarterback's former team. Brees set a new record of 48 consecutive games with a 40-yard touchdown pass to Devery Henderson in the first quarter of the Saints' 31-24 win, which snapped a winless start to the season for New Orleans.
Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
Roethlisberger rallies Steelers past Eagles: The Philadelphia Eagles claimed a 14-13 lead midway through the fourth quarter and the Pittsburgh Steelers appeared on the verge of a 1-3 start. Instead, Ben Roethlisberger converted a pair of critical third downs on a 64-yard drive that covered the final 6:33 of the game and culminated with Shaun Suisham's 34-yard game-winning field goal to give the Steelers a 16-14 win against their Keystone State rivals.