Cassel Hillis voted FedEx Air Ground Players of the Week

Quarterback Matt Cassel of the Kansas City Chiefs and running back Peyton Hillis of the Cleveland Browns are the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week for games played on November 25-29, the NFL announced Friday.

Cassel led the Chiefs to a 42-24 win over the Seattle Seahawks completing 22 of 32 passes for 233 yards and four touchdowns.

Hillis had 26 carries for 131 yards and three touchdowns in the Browns' 24-23 win over the Carolina Panthers.

Cassel and Hillis were selected from among six finalists in Air and Ground categories. The other FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week finalists were quarterbacks Tom Brady of the New England Patriots and Jay Cutler of the Chicago Bears and running backs Jamaal Charles of the Kansas City Chiefs and Brian Westbrook of the San Francisco 49ers.

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 $2,000 donation in each of the winning players' names to the local Safe Kids USA coalitions in Kansas City and Cleveland to support pedestrian safety improvements.

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 among the league's top-performing quarterbacks and running backs. Because FedEx has thousands of delivery trucks on the roads each day, the company is committed to funding pedestrian safety improvements in local communities, donating more than $13 million to Safe Kids Worldwide since 2000. Follow FedEx on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter @FedExDelivers and track the conversation at #FedExNFL.

A closer look at the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week finalists:

FedEx Air -- Quarterbacks
FedEx Ground -- Running Backs
Brady completed 21 of 27 passes for 341 yards and four touchdowns in the Patriots' 45-24 win over the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving day.
Charles had 22 carries for 173 yards and one touchdown in the Chiefs' 42-24 win over the Seattle Seahawks.
Cassel led the Chiefs to a 42-24 win over the Seattle Seahawks, completing 22 of 32 passes for 233 yards and four touchdowns.
Peyton Hillis, Cleveland Browns
Hillis had 26 carries for 131 yards and three touchdowns in the Browns' 24-23 win over the Carolina Panthers.
Cutler completed 14 of 21 passes for 247 yards and four touchdowns in the Bears' 31-26 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.
Brian Westbrook, San Francisco 49ers
In his first extensive action of the season, Westbrook rushed for 136 yards and a touchdown in the 49ers' 27-6 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Monday night.

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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