Favre Named FedEx Air Player Of The Week

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Quarterback BRETT FAVRE of the Green Bay Packers and running back DERRICK BLAYLOCK of the Kansas City Chiefs are the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week for games played on November 14-15, the NFL announced Thursday.

Favre completed 20 of 29 passes for 236 yards and four touchdowns, recording a passer rating of 133.0 in the Packers' 34-31 win over the NFC North-rival Minnesota Vikings. He threw touchdown passes of two, six, 17 and 50 yards in the Packers' victory, the second time this season he has thrown four touchdowns in a game.

Blaylock carried 33 times for 186 yards and one touchdown in the Chiefs' 27-20 loss to the New Orleans Saints. He scored on a three-yard touchdown run to tie the game at 20 in the fourth quarter.

Favre and Blaylock were selected from among finalists in the air and ground categories through 80,232 fan votes. The other FedEx Express NFL Player of the Week finalists were quarterbacks PEYTON MANNING of the Indianapolis Colts and DONOVAN MC NABB of the Philadelphia Eagles, while running backs DEUCE MC ALLISTER of the New Orleans Saints and FRED TAYLOR of the Jacksonville Jaguars 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 Mercy 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.

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. - Riley Hospital for Children

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

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