Quarterback Peyton Manning of the Indianapolis Colts and running back Ahman Green of the Green Bay Packers are the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week for games played on September 28-29, the NFL announced Thursday.
Manning completed 20 of 25 pass attempts for 314 yards and six touchdowns for a perfect passer rating of 158.3 in the Colts' 55-21 win over New Orleans. Manning's six touchdown passes was a career-high and tied a team record while he recorded his third perfect passer rating of his career.
Green rushed for a career-high 176 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries in the Packers' 38-23 win over Chicago.
Manning and Green were selected from among three finalists in air and ground categories. The other FedEx Express NFL Player of the Week finalists were Minnesota Vikings quarterback Gus Frerotte and Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Jon Kitna, while Carolina Panthers running back Stephen Davis, Dallas Cowboys running back Troy Hambrick, and San Diego Chargers running back La Danian Tomlinson were the other finalists for the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week.
FedEx, the premier global provider of transportation, e-commerce and supply-chain management services, is the Official Delivery Service Sponsor of the NFL, Super Bowl and Pro Bowl. Through the weekly FedEx Air and Ground awards, FedEx recognizes those NFL players who represent the same speed, precision and teamwork that their customers have come to expect from the full range of FedEx air, ground, freight and international shipping services.
2003 FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players Of The Week:
Joey Harrington, Detroit
Clinton Portis, Denver
Drew Bledsoe, Buffalo
Jamal Lewis, Baltimore
Kerry Collins, NY Giants
Ricky Williams, Miami
Peyton Manning, Indianapolis
Ahman Green, Green Bay