Brett Favre Named FedEx Air Player Of The Week

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Quarterback BRETT FAVRE of the Green Bay Packers and running back SHAUN ALEXANDER of the Seattle Seahawks are the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week for games played on December 24-27, the NFL announced today.

Favre completed 30 of 43 passes for 365 yards and three touchdowns for a passer rating of 109.2 in the Packers' 34-31 victory over the NFC North-rival Minnesota Vikings. He threw touchdown passes of three, nine and 22 yards and led the Packers 76 yards in the final 1:35 to set up the game-winning field goal.

Alexander carried 30 times for 154 yards and three touchdowns in the Seahawks' 24-21 victory over the NFC West-rival Arizona Cardinals. He scored from one, 17 and 23 yards out, giving him 15 touchdowns in 2004.

Favre and Alexander were selected from among finalists in the air and ground categories through 34,510 fan votes. The other FedEx Express NFL Player of the Week finalists were quarterbacks JAKE DELHOMME of the Carolina Panthers and PEYTON MANNING of the Indianapolis Colts, while running backs DOMANICK DAVIS of the Houston Texans and WILLIS MC GAHEE of the Buffalo Bills were the other finalists for 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-Fox Valley and Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center of Seattle, the Children's Hospital in each winning market, a check for $5,000.

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.

*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.*

2004 FEDEX AIR & GROUND NFL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Wk 1

Donovan McNabb, Phi. - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Curtis Martin, NYJ - Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital

Wk 2

Aaron Brooks, NO - Children's Hospital of New Orleans

DeShaun Foster, Car. - Children's Hospital at Carolinas Medical Center

Wk 3

Peyton Manning, Ind. - St. Vincent Children's Hospital

Jamal Lewis, Bal. - Union Memorial Hospital

Wk 4

Byron Leftwich, Jac. - Wolfson Children's Hospital

Tiki Barber, NYG - Tomorrows Children's Fund

Wk 5

Daunte Culpepper, Min. - Fairview University Children's Hospital

Chris Brown, Ten. - Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit at Baptist Hospital

Wk 6

Daunte Culpepper, Min. - Fairview University Children's Hospital

Reuben Droughns, Den. - Children's Hospital Foundation

Wk 7

Donovan McNabb, Phi. - Children's Crisis Treatment Center

Rudi Johnson, Cin. - Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Wk 8

Drew Brees, SD - Children's Hospital Foundation

Priest Holmes, KC - Children's Mercy Hospital

Wk 9

Drew Brees, SD - Children's Hospital Foundation

Jerome Bettis, Pit. - Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Wk 10

Brett Favre, GB - Children's Hospital of Wisconsin-Fox Valley

Derrick Blaylock, KC - Children's Mercy Hospital

Wk 11

Donovan McNabb, Phi. - Children's Crisis Treatment Center

Edgerrin James, Ind. - St. Vincent Children's Hospital

Wk 12

Peyton Manning, Ind. - St. Vincent Children's Hospital

Rudi Johnson, Cin. - Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Wk 13

Carson Palmer, Cin. - Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Julius Jones, Dal. - Children's Medical Center Dallas

Wk 14

Billy Volek, Ten. - Baptist Hospital - Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

LaDainian Tomlinson, SD - Children's Hospital Foundation

Wk 15

Kerry Collins, Oak. - Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland

Fred Taylor, Jac. - Wolfson Children's Hospital

Wk 16

Brett Favre, GB - Children's Hospital of Wisconsin-Fox Valley

Shaun Alexander, Sea. - Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center of Seattle

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