Stanton Nominated for For FedEx Air, Morris for the GMC Never Say Never Moment

Posted by Tara Altman on December 21, 2010 – 2:42 pm

QB Drew Stanton has been nominated for the FedEx Air Award based on his Week 15 performance at Tampa Bay. Stanton led the Lions to their first win on the road since 2007 completing 23 of 37 passes for 252 yards and one touchdown in the Lions’ 23 – 20 overtime win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Other nominees for FedEx Air are Chargers’ QB Philip Rivers and Eagles’ QB Michael Vick.

Fans can vote for one player in each category on NFL.com/FedEx from 9 a.m. EST on Tuesday through noon EST on Friday to determine the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week. The winners will be announced Friday evening on NFL.com.  New this year, fans will be able to keep tabs on the achievements of their favorite Air & Ground players (and others) with the NFL Milestone Tracker, presented by FedEx.

RB Maurice Morris is up for the GMC Never Say Never Moment for Week 15. Morris carried the ball 15 times for 109 yards and a touchdown, including 35 in the Lions’ overtime drive to help setup K Dave Rayner’s 34-yard game winning field goal.

Other nominee’s for the GMC Never Say Never Moment are Philadelphia’s WR DeSean Jackson and New England’s G Dan Connolly.

Fans may vote for one of these three moments on NFL.com/gmc beginning immediately following Monday Night Football and ending on Friday at noon ET to determine the GMC Never Say Never Moment of the Week.  The winner will be announced Friday during NFL Network’s “Around the League” show and then posted on NFL.com.


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12 Responses to “Stanton Nominated for For FedEx Air, Morris for the GMC Never Say Never Moment”

  1. By Jonas Turner on Dec 21, 2010 | Reply

    I was SOOOOO excited for the road game win!! Keep up the great work guys!! I hate comments from people saying they should lose the rest of the games so they can get good draft picks. I think the guys we have now are great, minus a few guys that I won’t name names…but every game has been extremely exciting to watch!!

  2. By detroit on Dec 21, 2010 | Reply

    Keep up the great work. It is wonderful to see morris having such success.saw you all in tampa and i’ll be in maimi.. good luck guys.

  3. By Leonard Carter on Dec 21, 2010 | Reply

    I agree @Jonas……..very excited and pumped for a unwanted streaks to end. Guys wanting the team to tank the remaining games is idiotic. It just shows that we’ve learned nothing as a team and organization. The Lions WILL find talent no matter what draft position we’re in, just trust in this regime. I do, ending the season on a four game win streak is something we haven’ done in like………….FOREVER. Who wants a bad taste going into the off-season????? Lets go into the off-season on a very high-note with our player’s heads up not down.

  4. By Richard Melnik on Dec 21, 2010 | Reply

    Detroit had the talent but would come up short on discipline this season. You can see what happens when a team plays with discipline. Virtually penalty free games gave the Lions back to back wins. Can you imagine what the Lions record would be this year if they concetrated on discipline all year. They may have been playoff contenders instead of watching the playoffs.

  5. By Rosemary Adams on Dec 21, 2010 | Reply

    This is just my opinion but, I think Drew Stanton has always been good enough to start as quarterback. I am a die hard Spartan fan so maybe I’m a little biased,you have to admit he has done an awesome job the last two game.GO DREW!!!

  6. By blakhornets football on Dec 21, 2010 | Reply

    i am not concerned about the gmc awards right now, when they start carrying out opponents on stretchers, i will start getting excited. Keep movin the legs johnny, drive the shoulder pads up into the rib cage… go go go

  7. By Jordan on Dec 21, 2010 | Reply

    i think you guys are starting to see what you are capable of keep up the beat downs don’t underestimate anything restore the roar

  8. By blakhornets football on Dec 21, 2010 | Reply

    So now the warriors head down to Dade County to play the fish. Two things have to happen, first completely stop the run game, second make sure that quarterback is stretched the fk out on his back in the first quarter,,, go lions go

  9. By Ghost of Bobby Layne on Dec 21, 2010 | Reply

    It would be great to win next week but I will give my left nut if we whip Fav-re and the Vi-queens on the second.

  10. By blakhornets football on Dec 21, 2010 | Reply

    Ghost, Sorry Bro, but Chi Town is my favorite team, than the lions, i love em both, as far as Brett Favre, i told my friend during during warm ups that he would not see the second half, and he was stretched the fk out in the second quarter,fkn loved it., defense wins football games bro, defense,,, go lions rip em up man..

  11. By Tampa Lions Fan on Dec 22, 2010 | Reply

    So happy to be there in Tampa for the WIN! The Bucs fans there were great even with the heartbreaking loss…I know how they feel! No.penalties, great plays. We’re tough and we’re going on to win the next two BECAUSE WE CAN! Thanks for this win Detroit!!!!!

  12. By blakhornets football on Dec 22, 2010 | Reply

    Them Fish gonna think they found themselves in the middle of a hornets nest with that pesty lions defense, real real quick and slaughtering hits,,,go lions go ,, punish em for four quarters.

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