Packers QB Brett Favre is a finalist for FedEx Air Player of the Week honors, and RB Ryan Grant is a finalist for FedEx Ground Player of the Week honors, the NFL announced Tuesday.
Favre threw 351 yards for his sixth 300-yard game of the season. He also had three touchdown passes in the Packers' 34-0 win over the Minnesota Vikings.
Grant picked up 119 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries, making him the first running back to pick up 100 yards against the Vikings' second-ranked rush defense all season.
Fans can vote for one player in each category on NFL.com from 9am EST on Tuesday through 5pm 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 fourth 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 Express NFL Player of the Week finalists:
-Green Bay's BRETT FAVRE threw 351 yards for his sixth 300-yard game of the season. Favre threw three touchdown passes in the Packers' 34 - 0 win over the Minnesota Vikings.
-St. Louis's MARC BULGER passed for 302 yards completing 27 of 33 of his passes and threw two touchdowns in the Rams' 37 - 29 win over the New Orleans Saints. Bulger lead a Rams offense that gained 409 yards and controlled the ball for nearly 40 minutes.
-Dallas's TONY ROMO completed 20 of 28 of his throws for 247 yards and four touchdowns in the Cowboys' 31 - 20 win over the New York Giants.
A closer look at the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week finalists:
-Green Bay's RYAN GRANT picked up 119 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries, making him the first running back to pick up 100 yards against the Vikings' second-ranked rush defense all season.
-Philadelphia's BRIAN WESTBROOK rushed for 100 yards over 20 carries and scored one rushing touchdown in the Eagles' 33 - 25 win over the Washington Redskins. Westbrook also posted two receiving touchdowns and 83 yards totaling 183 yards for the day.
-Denver's SELVIN YOUNG rushed for 109 yards over 20 carries and one touchdown in the Broncos' 27 - 11 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. Young wasted no time in the second start of his NFL career with a 34-yard run on the Broncos' opening drive to set up Jason Elam's first field goal.