Donald Driver to survive again on 'Dancing'

Donald Driver and partner Peta Murgatroyd scored a 27 out of 30 dancing the Viennese waltz. Michael Tullberg/Getty Images

With only seven couples remaining on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars," each week matters.

Likely avoiding elimination again, Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver continues to be near the top of the pack.

On Monday's live show, Driver and partner Peta Murgatroyd danced the Viennese waltz to score 27 of 30 available points. Adding in a team dance, the duo tied for third for the night.

“I’m not going backwards,’’ Driver said. “That’s the best part.’’

TV personality Maria Menounos and her pro partner, Derek Hough, performed the paso doble to score the season's first perfect score of 30. They will be safe, along with opera star Katherine Jenkins and heartthrob William Levy.

Actress Melissa Gilbert, who has been near the bottom each week, likely will be the one sent packing Tuesday night.