Vote for Ben as FedEx Air Player of the Week for his outstanding
performance against the Broncos. When Ben wins, so does Safe Kids
Allegheny County. FedEx will make a donation in Ben’s name to the local
Safe Kids coalition. Please help us spread the word. I think you can vote
CHARGERS QB PHILIP RIVERS, STEELERS QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER & CARDINALS QB
KURT WARNER; BENGALS RB CEDRIC BENSON, TITANS RB CHRIS JOHNSON & FALCONS
RB MICHAEL TURNER CANDIDATES FOR FEDEX AIR & GROUND® NFL PLAYERS OF THE
Fans To Vote For Winners On NFL.com
FedEx Delivers Pedestrian Safety Improvements
On Behalf of Winning Players In Their Teams’ Markets
Quarterbacks PHILIP RIVERS of the San Diego Chargers, BEN ROETHLISBERGER
of the Pittsburgh Steelers and KURT WARNER of the Arizona Cardinals are
the finalists for the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week honors for games
played on November 8 – 9, while running backs CEDRIC BENSON of the
Cincinnati Bengals, CHRIS JOHNSON of the Tennessee Titans, and MICHAEL
TURNER of the Atlanta Falcons 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 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.
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 – a
national non-profit organization that works to prevent accidental injury
among children – by making weekly $1,000 donations in 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 street signage to traffic barriers and educational
For a second season, fans can tune into the “FedEx Air & Ground Lowdown”
posted exclusively on NFL.com/FedEx starting Wednesday mornings. The show
examines the nominees in the Air & Ground categories through exclusive
video highlights and expert analysis. NFL Network’s RICH EISEN and
MARSHALL FAULK host the weekly five-minute show.
A closer look at the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week finalists:
· San Diego’s PHILIP RIVERS completed 24 of 36 passes for 209
yards and three touchdowns with two interceptions in the Chargers’ 21 – 20
win over the New York Giants. Rivers led an 80-yard touchdown drive in
the final two minutes of the game to get the win.
· Pittsburgh’s BEN ROETHLISBERGER completed 21 of 29 passes for
233 yards and three touchdowns with one interception in the Steelers’
28-10 win over the Denver Broncos.
· Arizona’s KURT WARNER threw five touchdowns completing 22 of 32
passes for 261 yards in the Cardinals’ 41 – 21 win over the Chicago Bears.
A closer look at the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week finalists:
· Cincinnati’s CEDRIC BENSON rushed 34 times for 117 yards and one
touchdown in the Bengals’ 17 – 7 win over the Baltimore Ravens.
· Tennessee’s CHRIS JOHNSON rushed 25 times for 135 yards and two
touchdowns in the Titans’ 34 – 27 win over the San Francisco 49ers.
· Atlanta’s MICHAEL TURNER rushed 18 times for 166 yards and two
touchdowns in the Falcons’ 31 – 17 win over the Washington Redskins.
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 while
delivering safe kids off the field. Because FedEx has thousands of
delivery trucks out on the roads each day, the company is committed to
funding pedestrian safety improvements through its 10-year partnership
with Safe Kids USA.
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