Quarterback BRETT FAVRE of the Green Bay Packers and running back BRIAN WESTBROOK of the Philadelphia Eagles are the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week for games played on September 23 - 24, the NFL announced Thursday.
Green Bay's BRETT FAVRE completed 28 of 45 passes for 369 yards and three touchdowns in the Packers' 31 - 24 victory over San Diego. Favre's third touchdown tied Dan Marino's record of 420 career passing touchdowns, the most in NFL history.
Philadelphia's BRIAN WESTBROOK ran for 110 yards over just 14 carries and posted two rushing touchdowns in the Eagles' 56-21 win over the Detroit Lions. Westbrook recorded the Eagles' first two touchdowns including a 25-yard first-quarter run and helped Philadelphia gain 536 total yards.
Favre and Westbrook were selected from among finalists in air and ground categories. The other FedEx Express NFL Player of the Week finalists were quarterbacks TOM BRADY of the New England Patriots and DONOVAN MC NABB of the Philadelphia Eagles, while running backs DE SHAUN FOSTER of the Carolina Panthers and LA MONT JORDAN of the Oakland Raiders were the other finalists for the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week.
Fans voted for more than their favorite players. The weekly FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week Awards are also a win for the local community. Along with the player awards, FedEx is awarding Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Foundation and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the children's hospitals in each winning market, a check for $5,000.
The children's hospitals in the two season-long winner's markets, announced at Super Bowl XLII in Arizona, 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.
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.
2007 FEDEX AIR & GROUND NFL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK:
Tony Romo, DAL. - Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas
Chris Brown, TEN. - Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Derek Anderson, CLE. - Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital
Jamal Lewis, CLE. - Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital
Brett Favre, GB - Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Foundation
Brian Westbrook, PHI. - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia