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Flacco's Comeback vs. Steelers Up For GMC Never-Say-Never Moment Of Year

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Along with Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice being up for Fed Ground Player of the Year, the Joe Flacco-led Ravens 92-yard game-winning TD drive to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 23-20 is also up for the NFL's GMC Never-Say-Never Moment of the Year.

Flacco and the Ravens have some stiff competition, including the Packers stopping the New Orleans Saints in the 2011 season opener as well as the guy who is as popular as any on the planet after leading his Denver Broncos to an instant classic OT win over the Steelers on Sunday afternoon. Can't seem to remember his name, though...

(See the official NFL press release after the 'Jump')



Fans To Vote For Winner On

The National Football League today announced the five finalists for the 2011 GMC NEVER SAY NEVER MOMENT OF THE YEAR. The "GMC Never Say Never Moment of the Year" is the best moment or play of the year that represents determination and perseverance.


Wk 1

Clay Matthews ends Saints comeback attempt

Wk 2

Resilient Romo leads Cowboys to OT victory

Wk 5

Raiders honor Al Davis with emotional win

Wk 9

Flacco’s late-game heroics lead to sweep of Steelers

Wk 14

Tebow Time strikes again

Fans can vote for one of these five moments on through 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, January 26 to determine the 2011 GMC NEVER SAY NEVER MOMENT OF THE YEAR. One fan will be selected to win a 2012 GMC Sierra HD Denali.

The winner will be presented the 2011 GMC NEVER SAY NEVER MOMENT OF THE YEAR award in Indianapolis, the site of Super Bowl XLVI, at NFL Honors, a two-hour primetime awards special to air nationally on February 4, 9-11 p.m. EST on NBC.

The five finalists were selected among 17 of the most memorable GMC Never Say Never Moments during the 2011 NFL season. Each week the NFL selected three nominees for the moments of the week in which the fans voted for the winner on

A closer look at the nominees:

Clay Matthews ends Saints comeback attempt

After a pass interference call in the end zone gave the New Orleans Saints one last untimed down at the 1-yard line to possibly force overtime on the defending Super Bowl champions, Green Bay Packers linebacker CLAY MATTHEWS led a surge through the Saints’ line of scrimmage to stuff rookie running back MARK INGRAM and seal a Packers victory.

Resilient Romo leads Cowboys to OT victory

A week after falling to the New York Jets in a game in which he turned the ball over twice in the deciding fourth quarter, Dallas Cowboys quarterback TONY ROMO was forced from the game against the San Francisco 49ers with a cracked rib and a punctured lung. But that didn’t stop him from returning and leading a gutsy comeback. Under his direction and leadership, the Cowboys pulled off an improbable 27-24 victory in overtime.

Raiders honor Al Davis with emotional win

A day after the death of Al Davis, the Oakland Raiders provided a fitting tribute with a thrilling victory over the Houston Texans, and an emotional remembrance of the late owner. Down 17-15 entering the fourth quarter, quarterback JASON CAMPBELL hit wide receiver CHAZ SCHILENS for an 18-yard scoring play to give Oakland a lead it would never relinquish.

Flacco’s late-game heroics lead to sweep of Steelers

Baltimore Ravens quarterback JOE FLACCO struggled against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but with his team trailing 20-16 with a bit more than two minutes remaining in the game, Flacco put together a scoring drive during which he overcame a few ill-timed drops to deliver the game-winning touchdown strike to rookie wide receiver TORREY SMITH, who three plays prior to the score had mishandled a potential touchdown pass. The Flacco-to-Smith connection with eight seconds left gave Baltimore a 23-20 win and completed a sweep of their bitter rivals.

Tebow Time strikes again

Late-game rallies and epic finishes are becoming the norm for quarterback TIM TEBOW and the Denver Broncos. Once again in Week 14, the Broncos faced a fourth-quarter deficit, only to pull it all together late to earn a victory. Tebow was aided by kicker MATT PRATER, who kicked a 59-yard field goal to force overtime and then connected on a 51-yard attempt to deliver Denver its sixth straight win and seventh in eight games since Tebow took over as the team's starting quarterback.

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