FedEx A&G: Robert Griffin III and C.J. Spiller

The NFL announced today that quarterback Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins and running back C.J. Spiller of the Buffalo Bills are the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week for games played on Sept. 5 to 10.


Griffin III and Spiller were selected from among six finalists in Air and Ground categories. The other FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week finalists were quarterbacks Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys and Matt Ryan of the Atlanta Falcons, and running backs Frank Gore of the San Francisco 49ers and Stevan Ridley of the New England Patriots.


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 Washington D.C. and Buffalo. 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.


FEDEX AIR -- QUARTERBACK WINNER

Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

Griffin completed 19 of 26 passes for 320 yards and two touchdowns, finishing his regular season debut with a 139.9 passer rating in the Redskins' win over the New Orleans Saints 40-32.

FEDEX GROUND -- RUNNING BACK WINNER

C.J. Spiller, Buffalo Bills

Spiller had 14 carries for 169 yards and a touchdown for the Bills' in a 48-28 loss to the New York Jets.

FEDEX AIR -- QUARTERBACK NOMINEES

Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys

Romo completed 22 of 29 passes for 307 yards and three touchdowns in the Cowboys' 24-17 Kickoff victory over the New York Giants.

Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons

Ryan completed 23 of 31 passes for 299 yards and three touchdowns in the Falcons' 40-24 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.

FEDEX GROUND -- RUNNING BACK NOMINEES

Frank Gore, San Francisco 49ers

Gore rushed for 112 yards on 16 carries and one touchdown in the 49ers 30 -22 victory over the Green Bay Packers.

Stevan Ridley, New England Patriots

Ridley had 21 carries for 125 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' 34-13 win over the Tennessee Titans.

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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