Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is a finalist for FedEx Air Player of the Week honors, the NFL announced Tuesday.
Rodgers completed 24 of 38 passes for 328 yards and three touchdowns in the Packers' 48-25 win over the Detroit Lions. Rodgers led an offense that had possession of the ball for more than 35 minutes and gained a total 447 yards.
Fans can vote for one player in each category on NFL.com/FedEx from 9 a.m. ET on Tuesday through 1 p.m. ET on Friday to determine the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week. The winners will be announced Friday evening on NFL.com.
Fans will be voting for more than their favorite player. As part of the Air & Ground program, for the first time, FedEx is teaming up with Safe Kids USA -- a national non-profit organization that works to prevent accidental injury among children -- to deliver safer kids by making weekly $1,000 donations in the winning players' names. The funding directly benefits local Safe Kids coalitions in that team's city, to fund pedestrian safety improvements throughout the year. This year, FedEx celebrates its fifth year of the program and will surpass the $1 million mark in funding to create safer communities for children.
A closer look at the finalists:
- Green Bay's AARON RODGERS completed 24 of 38 passes for 328 yards and three touchdowns in the Packers' 48-25 win over the Detroit Lions. Rodgers led an offense that had possession of the ball for more than 35 minutes and gained a total 447 yards.
- Denver's JAY CUTLER completed 36 of 50 passes for 350 yards and four touchdowns in the Broncos' 39-38 win over the San Diego Chargers. Cutler led an offense that gained a total 486 yards and controlled the ball for 34 minutes.
- Arizona's KURT WARNER completed 19 of 24 passes for 361 yards and three touchdowns in the Cardinals' 31-10 win over the Miami Dolphins. Warner helped the Cardinals gain 445 total yards and control the ball for nearly 32 minutes.