Nov 19, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb (18) catches a pass to score a touchdown as Detroit Lions free safety Ricardo Silva (39) and cornerback Jacob Lacey (21) defend in the fourth quarter at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE

Packers earn 'Never Say Never' award


The Green Bay Packers win over the Detroit Lions last week earned the team the GMC “Never Say Never Moment” Award.

In a game when all seemed lost, the Packers’ touchdown pass reception by Randall Cobb, followed by kicker Mason Crosby’s field goal secured the Packers 24020 win over NFC North rival Detroit Lions.

The win gave the Packers their second division win in as many tries. They defeated the Chicago Bears in September. The Packers, like the rest of the teams in the division, have the bulk of their NFC North games between now and the end of the season.

In addition, with the Bears’ loss to the San Francisco 49ers put the Packers and Bears atop the division with 7-3 records. However, the Packers hold the tie-breaker with their win over the Bears.

The following is the official press release about the Packers’ award was distributed by the Packers’ public relations department:

GREEN BAY PACKERS FIND WAY TO WIN VOTED WEEK 11

GMC NEVER SAY NEVER MOMENT OF THE WEEK

Winner Selected By Fan Vote on NFL.com

Green Bay Packers QB AARON RODGERS found WR RANDALL COBB for a late game score to put the Packers ahead for good against the Detroit Lions. Their effort earned them the GMC NEVER SAY NEVER MOMENT OF THE WEEK for games played on November 15-19, 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.

With a number of key players sidelined due to injuries, the GREEN BAY PACKERS faced a DETROIT LIONS team desperate to keep playoff hopes alive.  For much of Sunday’s game, the Packers struggled offensively, yet, down 20-14 with 4:25 remaining, they mounted their best drive of the afternoon, going 82 yards in six plays on a drive capped by a WR Randall Cobb score from QB Aaron Rodgers. The win helps the Packers remain in the NFC North title chase.

Packers find a way to win was selected from among three moments by voters on NFL.com/gmc.  The other two moments were COWBOYS win thriller vs. Browns and TEXANS survive OT scare vs. Jaguars.

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 and enter for a chance to win a trip to Super Bowl XLVII on NFL.com/gmc throughout the month of January.

2012 GMC NEVER SAY NEVER MOMENT OF THE WEEK

 

Wk 1 Tony Romo’s Kickoff Victory
Wk 2 Eli Manning’s Second-Half Heroics
Wk 3 Torrey Smith’s Inspirational Performance
Wk 4 Aaron Rodgers Sees Team to Pivotal Win
Wk 5 Drew Brees Tops Record In Saints First Win
Wk 6 Peyton Manning Directs Comeback Win
Wk 7 Victor Cruz Helps Giants Survive Scare vs. Redskins
Wk 8 Cutler Leads Fourth-Quarter Comeback
Wk 9 Isaac Redman Pushes Steelers Past Giants
Wk 10 Dallas Cowboys Save Season
Wk 11 Green Bay Packers Find Way to Win

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