Running backs AHMAN GREEN of the Green Bay Packers, LARRY JOHNSON of the Kansas City Chiefs and LA DAINIAN TOMLINSON of the San Diego Chargers are the finalists for FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week honors for games played on October 29-30, while quarterbacks TOM BRADY of the New England Patriots, PEYTON MANNING of the Indianapolis Colts and MICHAEL VICK of the Atlanta Falcons are the finalists for FedEx Express NFL Player of the Week honors, the NFL announced Tuesday.
Fans can vote for one player in each category on NFL.com from 9am EST on Tuesday through 6pm EST on Thursday to determine the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week. The winners will be announced Thursday evening on NFL.com.
Fans will be voting for more than their favorite player. For the third season in a row, the weekly FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week Awards are a win for the local community. Along with the award, FedEx will donate $5,000 every week to the local children's hospital in each winning market. The children's hospitals in the two season-long winner's markets, announced at this year's Super Bowl, will be awarded $25,000 each. That means that FedEx will deliver nearly $250,000 to local children's hospitals around the country in recognition of the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week Award winners.
A closer look at the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week finalists:
-Green Bay's AHMAN GREEN rushed for 106 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries in the Packers' 31-14 victory over the Arizona Cardinals. Green scored on second-quarter touchdown runs of two and four yards.
-Kansas City's LARRY JOHNSON carried 39 times for 155 yards and three touchdowns in the Chiefs' 35-28 victory over the Seattle Seahawks. Johnson scored on runs of two, three and nine yards in the game.
-San Diego's LA DAINIAN TOMLINSON carried 25 times for 183 yards and two touchdowns in the Chargers' 38-24 victory over the St. Louis Rams. Tomlinson scored on runs of two and 38 yards and added a 25-yard TD catch.
A closer look at the FedEx Express NFL Player of the Week finalists:
-New England's TOM BRADY completed 29 of 43 passes for 372 yards and four touchdowns in the Patriots' 31-7 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. Brady completed passes to 10 different receivers and connected on touchdown passes of six, seven, nine and 10 yards, each to a different player.
-Indianapolis' PEYTON MANNING threw for 345 yards, completing 32 of 39 passes with three touchdowns for a 129.2 passer rating in the Colts' 34-33 victory over the Denver Broncos. Facing Denver's stingy defense, Manning completed touchdowns of five, 12 and 19 yards and led the Colts to a game-winning, last-second field goal.
-Atlanta's MICHAEL VICK threw three touchdown passes, completing 20 of 28 attempts for 291 yards and a passer rating of 140.6 in the Falcons' 29-27 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. Vick threw touchdown passes of eight, 16 and 26 yards in the victory. He also rushed nine times for 55 yards.
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 & 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.