When you’re the best in the game, the awards come naturally … Just as Aaron Rodgers.
Today he was honored once again … For the “Never say Never” award for his 55-second drive that put the Packers in position to beat the Giants on a 31-yard Mason Crosby kick and stay unbeaten at 12-0.
Here’s everything you need to know about the award:
AARON RODGERS’ LAST-MINUTE SCORING DRIVE VOTED
WEEK 13 GMC NEVER SAY NEVER MOMENT OF THE WEEK
Winner Selected By Fan Vote on NFL.com
Green Bay Packers quarterback AARON RODGERS’ command of a last-minute, game-winning scoring drive is the GMC NEVER SAY NEVER MOMENT OF THE WEEK for games played on December 1-5, 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.
Rodgers came through when it mattered most on Sunday and, in the final minute, was able to preserve the Packers’ perfect record through 12 games. With less than a minute to play and the game tied 35-35, the Packers answered the New York Giants‘ challenge with a quick five-play drive led by Rodgers that set up kicker MASON CROSBY’s 31-yard game-winning field goal.
This drive was selected from among three moments by voters on NFL.com/gmc. The other two moments were the Denver Broncos quarterback TIM TEBOW’s second-half surge to down the Minnesota Vikings for a 35-32 road victory, and Arizona Cardinals running back LAROD STEPHENS-HOWLING’s 52-yard touchdown reception for an overtime win over the Dallas Cowboys.
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.
2011 GMC NEVER SAY NEVER MOMENT OF THE WEEK
Clay Matthews’ Goal Line Stop
Tony Romo’s Return to the Field
Drew Brees’ Three Second-Half Touchdown Passes
Andy Dalton’s Second-Half Leadership
Oakland Raiders’ Tribute to Al Davis
Tom Brady’s Rally
Tim Tebow’s Fourth-Quarter Rally
Ray Rice’s Second-Half Touchdowns
Joe Flacco’s Late-Game Heroics
Tim Tebow’s Touchdown Toss
Tim Tebow’s Late-Game Heroics
Tim Tebow’s Fourth-Quarter and Overtime Leadership
Aaron Rodgers’ Last-Minute Scoring Drive