Quarterback Brett Favre of the Green Bay Packers and running back La Mont Jordan of the Oakland Raiders are the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week for games played on October 23-24, the NFL announced today.
Favre completed 28 of 36 passes for 315 yards, two touchdowns and a 121.6 passer rating in the Packers' 23-20 loss to the NFC North-rival Minnesota Vikings. He threw touchdown passes of four and 22 yards.
Jordan carried 28 times for 122 yards and three touchdowns in the Raiders' 38-17 victory over the Buffalo Bills. He scored on runs of one, seven and 17 yards and caught four passes for 40 yards.
Favre and Jordan were selected from among finalists in air and ground categories through 92,748 fan votes on NFL.com. The other FedEx Express NFL Player of the Week finalists were quarterbacks Mark Brunell of the Washington Redskins and Daunte Culpepper of the Minnesota Vikings, while running backs Edgerrin James of the Indianapolis Colts and Clinton Portis of the Washington Redskins were the other finalists for the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week.
Favre received 53 percent of the fan votes for FedEx Express NFL Player of the Week, while Brunell received 35 percent and Culpepper received 12 percent. Jordan's 55 percent of the fan votes for FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week beat out Portis' 26 percent and James' 19 percent.
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 and Oakland Children's Hospital, 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.