The NFL announced Monday that quarterbacks Tom Brady of the New England Patriots, Matt Cassel of the Kansas City Chiefs and Jay Cutler of the Chicago Bears are the finalists for the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week honors for games played on Nov. 25-29, and running backs Jamaal Charles of the Kansas City Chiefs,Peyton Hillis of the Cleveland Browns and Brian Westbrook of the San Francisco 49ers are the finalists for the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week.
Fans can vote for one player in each category on NFL.com/FedEx from 9 a.m. EST on Tuesday through noon EST on Friday to determine the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week. The winners will be announced Friday evening on NFL.com. New this year, fans will be able to keep tabs on the achievements of their favorite Air & Ground players (and others) with the NFL Milestone Tracker, presented by FedEx.
Fans will be voting for more than their favorite player. As part of the Air & Ground program, FedEx continues its support of Safe Kids USA by making weekly $2,000 donations in each of the winning players' names. The funding, allocated to local Safe Kids coalitions in that team's city, is used for pedestrian safety improvements throughout the year, from upgraded crosswalks and safety signs to traffic barriers and educational training.
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 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.
A closer look at the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Player of the Week finalists:
FedEx Air -- Quarterbacks
Tom Brady, New England Patriots
Brady completed 21 of 27 passes for 341 yards and four touchdowns in the Patriots' 45-24 win over the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving day.
Matt Cassel, Kansas City Chiefs
Cassel led the Chiefs to a 42-24 win over the Seattle Seahawks, completing 22 of 32 passes for 233 yards and four touchdowns
Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears
Cutler completed 14 of 21 passes for 247 yards and four touchdowns in the Bears' 31-26 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.
FedEx Ground -- Running Backs
Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs
Charles had 22 carries for 173 yards and one touchdown in the Chiefs' 42-24 win over the Seattle Seahawks.
Peyton Hillis, Cleveland Browns
Hillis had 26 carries for 131 yards and three touchdowns in the Browns' 24-23 win over the Carolina Panthers.
Brian Westbrook, San Francisco 49ers
In his first extensive action of the season, Westbrook rushed for 136 yards and a touchdown in the 49ers' 27-6 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Monday night.
Cast Your Vote now at:http://www.nfl.com/fedex