Rodgers McFadden named Week 2 FedEx Air Ground winners

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers and running back Darren McFadden of the Oakland Raiders are the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week for games played on Sept. 14-15.

Rodgers completed 24 of 38 passes for 328 yards and three touchdowns in the Packers' 48-25 win over the Detroit Lions. Rodgers led an offense that had possession of the ball for more than 35 minutes and gained a total 447 yards.

McFadden carried the ball 21 times for 164 yards including a 19-yard touchdown in the Raiders' 23-8 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. McFadden helped the Raiders gain 300 rushing yards for their first win of the season.

Rodgers and McFadden were selected from among six finalists in Air and Ground categories. The other FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week finalists were quarterbacks Jay Cutler of the Denver Broncos and Kurt Warner of the Arizona Cardinals, and running backs Willie Parker of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Clinton Portis of the Washington Redskins.

Fans can vote for one player in each category on NFL.com/FedEx from 9 a.m. ET on Tuesday through 1 p.m. ET 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, for the first time, FedEx is teaming up with Safe Kids USA -- a national non-profit organization that works to prevent accidental injury among children -- to deliver safer kids by making weekly $1,000 donations in the winning players' names. The funding directly benefits local Safe Kids coalitions in that team's city, to fund pedestrian safety improvements throughout the year. This year, FedEx celebrates its fifth year of the program and will surpass the $1 million mark in funding to create safer communities for children.

New this season, fans can tune into the "FedEx Air & Ground Lowdown" posted only 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 Marshall Faulk and Terrell Davis host the weekly show.

FedEx, the premier global provider of transportation, e-commerce and supply-chain management services, is the Official Delivery Service Sponsor of the NFL, Super Bowl and Pro Bowl. Through the weekly FedEx Air & Ground Awards, FedEx recognizes those NFL players who represent the same speed, precision and teamwork that their customers have come to expect from the full range of FedEx air, ground, freight and international shipping services, delivering safer kids in the process. With thousands of trucks out on the roads each day, FedEx is committed to improving pedestrian safety for children, by funding education programs and environmental improvements, from signage and crosswalks to pedestrian walkways near schools and playgrounds.

FedEx Air - Quarterbacks
FedEx Ground - Running Backs
Cutler completed 36 of 50 passes for 350 yards and four touchdowns in the Broncos’ 39-38 win over the San Diego Chargers. Cutler led an offense that gained a total 486 yards and controlled the ball for 34 minutes.
McFadden carried the ball 21 times for 164 yards including a 19-yard touchdown in the Raiders’ 23-8 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. McFadden helped the Raiders gain 300 rushing yards for their first win of the season.
Kurt Warner, Arizona Cardinals
Warner completed 19 of 24 passes for 361 yards and three touchdowns in the Cardinals’ 31-10 win over the Miami Dolphins. Warner helped the Cardinals gain 445 total yards and control the ball for nearly 32 minutes.
Willie Parker, Pittsburgh Steelers
Parker posted his second consecutive 100-yard game in a hard-fought 10-6 Steelers road win over the Cleveland Browns. Parker rushed for 105 yards on 28 carries.
Rodgers completed 24 of 38 passes for 328 yards and three touchdowns in the Packers’ 48-25 win over the Detroit Lions. Rodgers led an offense that had possession of the ball for more than 35 minutes and gained a total 447 yards.
Clinton Portis, Washington Redskins
Portis rushed for 96 yards and two second-half touchdowns on 21 carries in the Redskins’ 29-24 win over the New Orleans Saints.

WEEKLY WINNERS

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AIR
GROUND
  • 1
    PeytonManning QB - Broncos
    1
    LeSeanMcCoy RB - Eagles
  • 2
    AaronRodgers QB - Packers
    2
    JamesStarks RB - Packers
  • 3
    PeytonManning QB - Broncos
    3
    DeMarcoMurray RB - Cowboys
  • 4
    DrewBrees QB - Saints
    4
    AdrianPeterson RB - Vikings
  • 5
    TonyRomo QB - Cowboys
    5
    JamaalCharles RB - Chiefs
  • 6
    NickFoles QB - Eagles
    6
    EddieLacy RB - Packers
  • 7
    MattRyan QB - Falcons
    7
    ChrisIvory RB - Jets
  • 8
    DrewBrees QB - Saints
    8
    AndreEllington RB - Cardinals
  • 9
    NickFoles QB - Eagles
    9
    ChrisJohnson RB - Jets
  • 10
    DrewBrees QB - Saints
    10
    MarkIngram RB - Saints
  • 11
    BenRoethlisberger QB - Steelers
    11
    BobbyRainey RB - Buccaneers
  • 12
    PhilipRivers QB - Chargers
    12
    AdrianPeterson RB - Vikings
  • 13
    PeytonManning QB - Broncos
    13
    AdrianPeterson RB - Vikings
  • 14
    DrewBrees QB - Saints
    14
    LeSeanMcCoy RB - Eagles
  • 15
    MattCassel QB - Vikings
    15
    EddieLacy RB - Packers
  • 16
    PeytonManning QB - Broncos
    16
    LeSeanMcCoy RB - Eagles
  • 17
    DrewBrees QB - Saints
    17
    LeGarretteBlount RB - Patriots
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