GMC Never Say Never Moment: Luke Kuechly

The NFL announced Friday that the fans selected Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly and the rest of the Carolina defense for the GMC Never Say Never Moment of the Week.


The stingy Panthers defense led by linebacker Luke Kuechly, who finished the game with 11 tackles and a sack, made sure the narrow one-point lead held up Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers.

NEVER SAY NEVER MOMENT NOMINEES

Luke Kuechly, Carolina Panthers

Panthers rally to prevail in defensive struggle: The Carolina Panthers collected their fifth consecutive win, rallying from nine down to earn a huge 10-9 road win in a defensive struggle with the San Francisco 49ers. Running back DeAngelo Williams' touchdown brought Carolina to within 9-7 of San Francisco, and Graham Gano's 53-yard field goal in the fourth quarter put the Panthers ahead. However, it was the stingy Panthers defense led by linebacker Luke Kuechly, who finished the game with 11 tackles and a sack, that made sure the narrow one-point lead held up. The Panthers twice shut down Colin Kaepernick on last-ditch, late-game drives, including an interception from Drayton Florence to seal the win.

Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens

Ravens win in OT despite Bengals' dramatic Hail Mary play: The Baltimore Ravens blew a 17-point halftime lead, gave up a Hail Mary touchdown to A.J. Green on the final play of regulation, but still managed to pull through in overtime for a 20-17 win over the division-leading Cincinnati Bengals. The Ravens prevented a Bengals score on the opening drive of overtime, then got into position for kicker Justin Tucker to boot the 46-yard game-winning field goal. The win ended a three-game losing streak for the Ravens, who moved just a game out of first in the AFC North.

Will Blackmon, Jacksonville Jaguars

Jaguars collect first win of season: Will Blackmon's strip sack and return for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter gave the Jacksonville Jaguars the score necessary for a 29-27 victory on the road over the Tennessee Titans. The Jaguars never trailed in the game, and the 29 points represented Jacksonville's highest scoring output of the season. Jaguars rookie cornerback Dwayne Gratz tallied five tackles and his first career interception.

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