Making the right plays on the field takes talent, perseverance, focus and a whole lot of hard work. At FedEx, we know the same skills that make the FedEx Air & Ground nominees and winners successful on the football field are what delivers success in every field. That's why we're proud to recognize three small businesses each week that have what it takes and play to win. Just like the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week, each of these businesses delivers when the pressure is on. Take a minute to deliver your vote for the players and the business you think had the best plays this week.
FEDEX AIR -- QUARTERBACK NOMINEES
Tom Brady, New England Patriots
Brady completed 24 of 34 passes for 361 yards and three touchdowns in the Patriots' 38-20 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. His 134.6 passer rating was the highest on the weekend.
Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
Brees completed 24 of 38 passes for 363 yards and four touchdowns in the Saints' 49-24 victory over the New York Giants. Brees also added a rushing touchdown in the Saints' third consecutive win.
Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
Ryan completed 79.4 percent of his passes for 262 yards and three touchdowns in the Falcons' 24-14 defeat of the Minnesota Vikings.
FEDEX GROUND -- RUNNING BACK NOMINEES
Cedric Benson, Cincinnati Bengals
Benson totaled 106 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries in the Bengals' 23-20 victory over the Cleveland Browns.
Chris Johnson, Tennessee Titans
Johnson ran for 190 yards on 23 carries in the Titans' 23-17 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Beanie Wells, Arizona Cardinals
Wells carried 27 times for 228 yards and a score in the Cardinals' 23-20 victory over the St. Louis Rams. His ground yardage total broke Arizona's single game rushing record. His 8.4 yards per carry were the highest of any back on the weekend.