Quarterback AARON RODGERSof the Green Bay Packers and running back MAURICE JONES-DREWof the Jacksonville Jaguars are the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week for games played on December 2-6, the NFL announced today.
Rodgers passed for 298 yards with three touchdowns, including two scores of over 50 yards (57, 61), and no interceptions for a season-best 135.1 passer rating in the Packers' 34-16 victory over the San Francisco 49ers.
Jones-Drew rushed for a career-high 186 yards on 31 carries (6.0 avg.) and recorded his longest rush of the season (37 yards) in a 17-6 win at the Tennessee Titans.
Rodgers and Jones-Drew were selected from among six finalists in Air and Ground categories. The other FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week finalists were quarterbacks TOM BRADYof the New England Patriots and DREW BREESof the New Orleans Saints and running backs JAMAAL CHARLESof the Kansas City Chiefs and ADRIAN PETERSON of the Minnesota Vikings.
Fans voted for more than their favorite players. The weekly FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week Awards are also a win for local communities. Along with the player awards, FedEx is making a $2,000 donation in each of the winning players' names to the local Safe Kids USA coalitions in Green Bay and Jacksonville to support pedestrian safety improvements.
During the week leading up to Super Bowl XLV, FedEx plans to announce the 2010 FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Year in North Texas, as well as making a donation in each winning player's name to Safe Kids USA coalitions in the players' cities.
As the Official Delivery Service Sponsor of the NFL, Super Bowl and Pro Bowl, FedEx understands the need for a winning game plan, and created the Air & Ground program to highlight superior on-field performance among the league's top-performing quarterbacks and running backs. Because FedEx has thousands of delivery trucks out on the roads each day, the company is committed to funding pedestrian safety improvements in local communities, donating more than $13 million to Safe Kids Worldwide since 2000. Follow FedEx on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter @FedExDelivers and track the conversation at #FedExNFL.
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