NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Quarterbacks Tom Brady (Patriots), Ryan Fitzpatrick (Titans) and Philip Rivers (Chargers) and running backs Benny Cunningham (Rams), Maurice Jones-Drew (Jaguars) and Adrian Peterson (Vikings) are the nominees for FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week for Week 12, the NFL announced today.
Here are the nominees:
Ryan Fitzpatrick, Tennessee Titans -- Fitzpatrick threw for 320 yards and two touchdowns in the Titans' 23-19 victory against the Oakland Raiders.
Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers -- Rivers completed 27 passes for 392 yards and three touchdowns in the Chargers' 41-38 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.
Tom Brady, New England Patriots -- Brady completed 34 passes for 344 yards and three touchdowns in the Patriots' 34-31 victory over the Denver Broncos.
FedEx is asking fans to weigh in on who they thought had the best performance in the air and on the ground this week. FedEx Delivery Manager SM is putting the options in your hands and letting you make the call. Fans can vote for one player in each category on http://on.nfl.com/Ikw7Gn until 3 p.m. EST on Friday to determine the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week. To learn more about FedEx Delivery Manager – the new suite of options from FedEx that helps put control of your home delivers in your hands – visit fedex.com/delivery.
As part of the FedEx 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.