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Green Among Nominees For NFL Ground Player Of The Week


Green Bay Packers running back Ahman Green is among the nominees for FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week honors for games played on November 2-3, the NFL announced Tuesday.

Deuce McAllister of the New Orleans Saints and Marcel Shipp of the Arizona Cardinals also are finalists for the award.

Fans can vote for one player in each category on from Tuesday morning through noon on Thursday to determine the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week.

The FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week will be announced Thursday on and Friday in USA Today.

A closer look at the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week finalists:

Green Bay's Ahman Green rushed for 137 yards on 21 carries in the Packers' 30-27 win over Minnesota. Green also led the Packers with five catches for 52 yards and a touchdown.

New Orleans' Deuce McAllister rushed for 110 yards on 26 carries in the Saints' 17-14 win over Tampa Bay. McAllister has rushed for 100 yards or more in six consecutive games, a New Orleans record.

Arizona's Marcel Shipp rushed for 141 yards on 29 carries in the Cardinals' 17-14 win over Cincinnati. Shipp has rushed for 306 yards over the last two games, his first two starts of the season.

A closer look at the FedEx Express NFL Player of the Week finalists:

New England's Tom Brady completed 20 of 35 attempts for 350 yards and three touchdowns for a 108.0 passer rating in the Patriots' 30-26 come-from-behind win over Denver.

New York's Kerry Collins completed 24 of 40 attempts for 303 yards and two touchdowns for a 100.3 passer rating in the Giants' 31-28 overtime win over the New York Jets.

Philadelphia's Donovan McNabb completed 21 of 33 attempts for 312 yards and a touchdown for a 104.6 passer rating in the Eagles' 23-16 win over Atlanta.

San Francisco's Tim Rattay completed 19 of 29 pass attempts for 236 yards and three touchdowns for a 110.7 passer rating in the 49ers' 30-10 win over St. Louis.

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.

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