Jason Campbell and the Raiders emotional win to honor Al Davis is the GMC NEVER SAY NEVER MOMENT OF THE WEEK for games played on October 9-10, 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.
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. Trailing 17-15 at the start of the fourth quarter, QB Jason Campbell hit WR Chaz Schilens for an 18-yard scoring play to give Oakland a lead it would never relinquish. FS Michael Huff intercepted a last-second pass attempt in the end zone to seal the victory.
The Raiders performance was selected from among three moments by voters on NFL.com/gmc. The other two moments were backup QBCharlie Whitehurst driving the Seattle Seahawks to an East Coast victory and Denver Broncos QB Tim Tebow nearly pulling off a comeback win after leading two second-half touchdown drives.
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.