News-Sports.net - Nov 20,2012 - Quarterbacks TOM BRADY of the New England Patriots, ROBERT GRIFFIN III of the Washington Redskins, and MATT SCHAUB of the Houston Texans are the finalists for the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week honors for games played on November 15-19, while running backs BEN JARVUS GREEN-ELLIS of the Cincinnati Bengals, DOUG MARTIN of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and LA ROD STEPHENS-HOWLING of the Arizona Cardinals are the finalists for the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week.
Wide receiver JUSTIN BLACKMON of the Jacksonville Jaguars, cornerback ALFONZO DENNARD of the New England Patriots, quarterback ROBERT GRIFFIN III of the Washington Redskins, wide receiver T.Y. HILTON of the Indianapolis Colts and running back DOUG MARTIN of the Washington Redskins are the finalists for PEPSI MAX NFL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK honors for games played on November 15-19, the NFL announced today.
DALLAS COWBOYS win thriller vs. Browns. HOUSTON TEXANS survive OT scare vs. Jaguars. GREEN BAY PACKERS find way to win. These are the three finalists for the GMC NEVER SAY NEVER MOMENT OF THE WEEK for games played on November 15-19, the NFL announced today. The GMC NEVER SAY NEVER MOMENT OF THE WEEK is the best moment or play of the week that represents determination and perseverance.
Fans can vote for one player in each category on NFL.com/FedEx from 9 a.m. EST on Tuesday through 3 p.m. EST on Friday to determine the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week. The winners will be announced Friday on NFL Total Access on NFL Network and on NFL.com.
Fans will be voting for more than their favorite player. As part of the Air & Ground program and its commitment to small business owners, FedEx will support education efforts at Junior Achievement by making weekly $2,000 donations in each of the winning players’ names. The funding, allocated to local Junior Achievement area offices in that team’s city or state, is used to help U.S. small business development, by educating the next generation of entrepreneurs on how to start and grow their own businesses.
A closer look at the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week finalists:
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady completed 24 of 35 passes for 331 yards and three touchdowns as the Patriots beat the Indianapolis Colts 59-24.
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III completed 14 of 15 passes for 200 yards and four touchdowns, finishing his day with a 158.3 passer rating in the Redskins’ 31-6 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.
Houston Texans QB Matt Schaub threw for 527 yards and five touchdowns, completing 43 of 55 passes in the Texans’ 43-37 overtime win against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
A closer look at the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week finalists:
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis rushed for 101 yards on 25 carries and one touchdown as the Bengals beat the Kansas City Chiefs 28-6.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie RB Doug Martin gained 138 yards on 24 carries in the Buccaneers’ 27-21 overtime win against