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
Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
Brees completed 26 of 36 passes for 342 yards and three touchdowns in the Saints' 31-17 victory over the Detroit Lions.
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
Rodgers converted 28 of 46 pass attempts for 369 yards, four touchdowns and one interception in the Packers' 38-35 win over the New York Giants.
Alex Smith, San Francisco 49ers
Smith completed 73.9 percent of his passes for 274 yards and two scores in the 49ers' 26-0 victory over the St. Louis Rams.
FEDEX GROUND -- RUNNING BACK NOMINEES
Chris Johnson, Tennessee Titans
Johnson ran 23 times for 153 yards and two touchdowns in the Titans' 23-17 victory over the Buffalo Bills.
Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks
Lynch carried 22 times for 148 yards and two scores in the Seahawks' 31-14 Thursday night win over the Philadelphia Eagles.
Ray Rice, Baltimore Ravens
Rice tallied 204 yards and a touchdown on 29 carries in the Ravens' 24-10 victory over the Cleveland Browns. His yardage total was the highest on the weekend, and his 7.0 yards-per-carry average was the highest of any back with more than 10 carries.