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The NFL has announced the five finalists for the 2017 Castrol Edge Clutch Performer of the Year. Fans can vote for the best performer or performance of the year that represents strength in key moments NFL.com/Castrol-EDGE through Thursday, Feb. 1.
|2017 Castrol Edge Clutch Performer of the Year Finalists|
|Week 7||Carson Wentz throws four touchdowns in Eagles' win|
|Week 10||Mark Ingram's 131 rush yards and three touchdowns in Saints' win|
|Week 11||Drew Brees throws for 385 yards in Saints' overtime win|
|Week 12||Antonio Brown's 169 receiving yards in Steelers' win|
|Divisional Playoffs||Stefon Diggs' 61-yard game-winning touchdown in Vikings' win|
The winner of the 2017 Castrol Edge Clutch Performer of the Year will be announced at NFL Honors, a two-hour primetime awards special to air nationally on Feb. 3, the night before Super Bowl LII, at 9PM ET/PT on NBC.
The five finalists were selected among 17 of the most memorable Castrol EDGE Clutch Performers during the 2017 NFL season. Each week during the season, the NFL selected five nominees and the fans voted for the winner on NFL.com/Castrol-EDGE.
"Castrol® EDGE® is known for its strength under severe pressure, maximizing your car's performance," said Kerim Kermen, Castrol's vice president of marketing, Americas region. "These five finalists for the Castrol EDGE Clutch Performer of the year have proven their strength under pressure to lead their teams to thrilling victories. They are five individuals who have helped make this another exciting NFL season."
Week 7 – Carson Wentz throws four touchdowns in Eagles' win:
Wentz completed 17 of 25 passes for 268 yards and four touchdowns for a 126.3 passer rating in the Philadelphia Eagles' 34-24 victory over the Washington Redskins.
Week 10 – Mark Ingram's 131 rush yards and three touchdowns in Saints' win:
Ingram rushed for 131 yards on 21 carries and three touchdowns in the New Orleans Saints' 47-10 win over the Buffalo Bills. He joined George Rogers (November 8, 1981) and Ricky Williams (October 22, 2000) as the only Saints players to rush for at least 130 yards and three touchdowns in a game.
Week 11 – Drew Brees throws for 385 yards in Saints' overtime win:
Brees completed 29 of 41 passes for 385 yards and two touchdowns for a 106.2 passer rating in the New Orleans Saints' 34-31 overtime win against the Washington Redskins. He helped the Saints become the first team in the Super Bowl era to win its next eight games immediately following an 0-2 start.
Week 12 – Antonio Brown's 169 receiving yards in Steelers' win:
Brown recorded 10 receptions for 169 yards and two touchdowns in the Pittsburgh Steelers' 31-28 win over the Green Bay Packers — Brown's fifth game with 10 or more receptions and 100 or more yards, making him the first player in NFL history to record five such games in multiple seasons (2015).
Divisional Playoffs – Stefon Diggs' 61-yard game-winning touchdown in Vikings' win
Diggs caught six passes for 137 yards and scored a 61-yard touchdown as time expired to lift the Vikings over the Saints and advance to the NFC Championship. The play marked the first game-winning touchdown on the final play from scrimmage of the fourth quarter in NFL postseason history.
For more information on the 2017 Castrol Edge Clutch Performer of the Year, visit NFL.com/Castrol-EDGE.