Favre Named FedEx Air Player Of The Week

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Quarterback Brett Favre of the Green Bay Packers and running back Jamal Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens are the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week for games played on December 20-22, the NFL announced Tuesday.

Favre completed 22 of 30 attempts for 399 yards and four touchdowns for a career-high 154.9 passer rating in the Packers' 41-7 win over Oakland. With his four touchdown passes, Favre passed Fran Tarkenton to move into second place all-time for career touchdown passes in NFL history with 345. He leads the NFL with 31 touchdown passes.

Lewis rushed for 205 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries in the Ravens' 35-0 win over Cleveland. Lewis, who also caught three passes for 21 yards, leads the NFL with 1,952 rushing yards. He needs 48 yards to become the fifth player in NFL history to rush for 2,000 yards and 154 yards to break Eric Dickerson's NFL record of 2,105 yards rushing in one season.

Favre and Lewis were selected from among finalists in air and ground categories. The other FedEx Express NFL Player of the Week finalists were Minnesota Vikings quarterback Daunte Culpepper, Carolina Panthers quarterback Jake Delhomme and Tennessee Titans quarterback Steve McNair, while Minnesota Vikings running back Onterrio Smith and Jacksonville Jaguars running back Fred Taylor were the other finalists for the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week.

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.

2003 FEDEX AIR & GROUND NFL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Wk 1

Joey Harrington, Detroit

Clinton Portis, Denver

Wk 2

Drew Bledsoe, Buffalo

Jamal Lewis, Baltimore

Wk 3

Kerry Collins, NY Giants

Ricky Williams, Miami

Wk 4

Peyton Manning, Indianapolis

Ahman Green, Green Bay

Wk 5

Peyton Manning, Indianapolis

Ahman Green, Green Bay

Wk 6

Steve McNair, Tennessee

William Green, Cleveland

Wk 7

Aaron Brooks, New Orleans

Travis Henry, Buffalo

Wk 8

Kerry Collins, NY Giants

Stephen Davis, Carolina

Wk 9

Tom Brady, New England

Ahman Green, Green Bay

Wk 10

Doug Flutie, San Diego

LaDainian Tomlinson, San Diego

Wk 11

Kelly Holcomb, Cleveland

Deuce McAllister, New Orleans

Wk 12

Matt Hasselbeck, Seattle

Deuce McAllister, New Orleans

Wk 13

Matt Hasselbeck, Seattle

Clinton Portis, Denver

Wk 14

Jeff Garcia, San Francisco

Clinton Portis, Denver

Wk 15

Aaron Brooks, New Orleans

Rudi Johnson, Cincinnati

Wk 16

Brett Favre, Green Bay

Jamal Lewis, Baltimore

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