Quarterbacks JASON CAMPBELLof the Oakland Raiders, DAVID GARRARD of the Jacksonville Jaguars and MATTHEW STAFFORD of the Detroit Lions are the finalists for the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week honors for games played on October 31 - November 1, while running backs JAMAAL CHARLES of the Kansas City Chiefs, BENJARVUS GREEN-ELLIS of the New England Patriots and FRANK GORE of the San Francisco 49ers are the finalists for the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week, the NFL announced today.
Fans can vote for one player in each category on NFL.com/FedEx http://www.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.
A closer look at the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week finalists:
*Oakland's JASON CAMPBELL completed 15 of 27 passes for 310 yards and two touchdowns in the Raiders' 33-3 win over the Seattle Seahawks.
*Jacksonville's DAVID GARRARD led the Jaguars to a 35 - 17 win over the Dallas Cowboys completing 17 of 21 passes for 260 yards and four passing touchdowns.
*Detroit's MATTHEW STAFFORD completed 26 of 45 passes for 212 yards and four touchdowns with one interception in the Lions' 37-25 win over the Washington Redskins.
A closer look at the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week finalists:
*Kansas City's JAMAAL CHARLES rushed 22 times for 177 yards, including an 18-yard run that led to a 1-yard touchdown pass, in the Chiefs' 13-10 overtime win over the Buffalo Bills.
*New England's BENJARVUS GREEN-ELLIS rushed 17 times for 112 yards and two touchdowns in the Patriots' 28 - 18 win over the Minnesota Vikings.
*San Francisco's FRANK GORE rushed 29 times for 118 yards and one touchdown in the 49ers' 24 - 16 win over the Denver Broncos in the NFL's fourth regular-season game in London.
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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 http://www.facebook.com/FedEx?ref=search , YouTube http://www.youtube.com/user/fedex and Twitter @FedExDelivers http://twitter.com/fedexdelivers and track the conversation at #FedExNFL.