Chris Johnson Voted FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week

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Quarterback Brett Favre of the Minnesota Vikings and running back Chris Johnson of the Tennessee Titans are the the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week for games played on Nov. 1-2.

Favre passed for 244 yards and four touchdowns in the Vikings' 38-26 win over the Green Bay Packers.

Johnson gained 228 yards on 24 carries, including two touchdown runs of 52 yards and 89 yards, in the Titans' 30-13 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Favre and Johnson were selected from among six finalists in Air and Ground categories. The other FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week finalists were quarterbacks Donovan McNabb of the Philadelphia Eagles and Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys, and running backs Maurice Jones-Drew of the Jacksonville Jaguars and Ryan Moats of the Houston Texans.

Fans voted for more than their favorite players. The weekly FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week Awards are also a win for local communities. Along with the player awards, FedEx is making a $1,000 donation in the winning players' names to the local Safe Kids coalitions in Minneapolis and Nashville to support pedestrian safety improvements. Safe Kids USA is a national non-profit organization that works to prevent accidental injury among children.

During the week leading up to Super Bowl XLIV, FedEx plans to announce the 2009 FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Year in South Florida, as well as making a donation in each winning player's name to Safe Kids USA.

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.

FedEx Ground -- Running Backs

Chris Johnson, Tennessee TitansJohnson gained 228 yards on 24 carries, including touchdown runs of 52 and 89 yards in the Titans' 30-13 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Ryan Moats, Houston Texans
Moats carried the ball 23 times for 126 yards and three touchdowns in the Texans' 31-10 win over the Buffalo Bills.

Maurice Jones-Drew
Jones-Drew carried the ball eight times for 177 yards and two touchdowns (80 and 79 yards) in the Jaguars' 30-13 loss to the Tennessee Titans.

FedEx Air - Quarterbacks

Brett Favre, Minnesota Vikings
Favre passed for 244 yards and four touchdowns, completing 17 of 28 passes at Lambeau Field in the Vikings' 38-26 win over the Green Bay Packers.

Donovan McNabb, Philadelphia Eagles
McNabb threw three touchdowns, completing 17 of 23 passes for 240 yards in the Eagles' 40-17 win over the New York Giants.

Tony Romo, Dallas CowboysRomo completed 21 of 36 passes for 256 yards and three touchdowns in the Cowboys' 38-17 win over the Seattle Seahawks.

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