Stafford, Lions late-game surge nominated for GMC Never Say Never Moment of the Week

Posted by Chrissie Wywrot on October 16, 2012 – 10:10 am

Stafford nominated for GMC Never Say Never Moment of the Week

Quarterback Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions are nominated for the GMC Never Say Never Moment of the Week for Sunday’s come-from-behind win at Philadelphia.

After the Eagles kept Stafford, wide receiver Calvin Johnson and the offense mostly in check for the first three quarters, Stafford led his team to 17 points in the last 11 minutes of regulation to force overtime, running for one touchdown and completing another.

Once in overtime, the Detroit defense imposed its will to force Philadelphia three-and-out and give Stafford and the offense the ball. Stafford completed 2-of-2 passes for 33 yards to give kicker Jason Hanson the opportunity to win the game 26-23 with a 45-yard field goal.

Also nominated are Seattle’s Russell Wilson for the Seahawk’s fourth-quarter win over New England and Denver’s Peyton Manning for his 35 second-half unanswered points to give the Broncos the division win on the road.

You can vote for Stafford and the Lions at NFL.com/gmc! The winner will be announced Friday during NFL Network’s “Around the League” show.


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