NFL.com voters select Aaron Rodgers and Jamaal Charles as FedEx Air & Ground Players of the Week

The NFL announced Friday that quarterback Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers and running back Jamaal Charles of the Kansas City Chiefs are the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week for games played on Dec. 22-23.

Rodgers completed 27 of 38 passes for 342 yards and three touchdowns in the Packers' 55-7 victory over the Tennessee Titans.

Charles gained 226 yards on 22 carries, averaging 10.3 yards per carry and one touchdown in the Chiefs' 20-13 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.

Rodgers and Charles were selected from among six finalists in Air and Ground categories. The other FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week finalists were quarterbacks Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints and Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos, and running backs Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens and C.J. Spiller of the Buffalo Bills.

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 area offices of Junior Achievement in Green Bay and Kansas City. The funding 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.

During the week leading up to Super Bowl XLVII, FedEx plans to announce the 2012 FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Year in New Orleans, as well as make a $25,000 donation in each winning player's name to Junior Achievement offices in the their city.

As the Official Delivery Service Sponsor of the NFL, Super Bowl and Pro Bowl, FedEx is proud to sponsor the 10th annual Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week program. The Awards highlight superior on-field performance among the league's top-performing quarterbacks and running backs, while supporting small business efforts and providing business solutions that matter to fans and customers alike. Follow FedEx on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter @FedExDelivers.

FEDEX AIR -- QUARTERBACK NOMINEES

Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints

Brees completed 37 of 53 passes for 446 yards and three touchdowns in the Saints' 34-31 win over the Dallas Cowboys.

Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos

Manning completed 30 of 43 passes for 339 yards and three touchdowns as the Broncos beat the Cleveland Browns, 34-12.

Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

Rodgers completed 27 of 38 passes for 342 yards and three touchdowns in the Packers' 55-7 victory over the Tennessee Titans.

FEDEX GROUND -- RUNNING BACK NOMINEES

Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs

Charles gained 226 yards on 22 carries averaging 10.3 yards per carry and one touchdown in the Chiefs' 20-13 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.

Ray Rice, Baltimore Ravens

Rice rushed for 107 yards on 24 carries in the Ravens' 33-14 win over the New York Giants.

C.J. Spiller, Buffalo Bills

Spiller tallied 138 yards on 22 carries in the Bills' 24-10 loss to the Miami Dolphins.

WEEKLY WINNERS

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GROUND
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    PeytonManning QB - Broncos
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    LeSeanMcCoy RB - Eagles
  • 2
    AaronRodgers QB - Packers
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    JamesStarks RB - Packers
  • 3
    PeytonManning QB - Broncos
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    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
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    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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