Joe Flacco, Jamaal Charles named FedEx Players of Week 3

The NFL announced Friday that quarterback Joe Flacco of the Baltimore Ravens and running back Jamaal Charles of the Kansas City Chiefs are the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week for games played on Sept. 20-24.

Flacco completed 28 of 39 passes for 382 yards and three touchdowns as the Ravens defeated the New England Patriots 31-30.

Charles rushed for 233 yards on 33 carries and one touchdown in the Chiefs' overtime win against the New Orleans Saints 27-24. His day included a franchise-long 91 yard touchdown run in the third quarter to ignite the Chiefs' comeback victory.

Flacco 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 Jake Locker of the Tennessee Titans and Matt Schaub of Houston Texans, and running backs Andre Brown of the New York Giants and Maurice Jones-Drew of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

FEDEX AIR -- QUARTERBACK NOMINEES

Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens

Flacco completed 28 of 39 passes for 382 yards and three touchdowns as the Ravens defeated the New England Patriots 31-30.

Jake Locker, Tennessee Titans

Locker finished his day going 29 of 42 for 378 yards and two touchdowns in the Titans 44-41 overtime victory against the Detroit Lions.

Matt Schaub, Houston Texans

Schaub threw for 290 yards, completing 17 of 30 passes and four touchdowns as the Texans beat the Denver Broncos 31-25.

FEDEX GROUND -- RUNNING BACK NOMINEES

Andre Brown, New York Giants

Brown carried the football 20 times, rushing for 113 yards and scoring twice as the Giants handled the Carolina Panthers 36-7 on Thursday night.

Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs

Charles rushed for 233 yards on 33 carries and one touchdown in the Chiefs overtime win against the New Orleans Saints 27-24. His day included a franchise long 91 yard gallop into the end zone in the third quarter to ignite the Chiefs comeback victory.

Maurice Jones-Drew, Jacksonville Jaguars

Jones-Drew had a break out day gaining 177 yards on 28 carries and one touchdown as the Jaguars beat the Indianapolis Colts 22-17.

WEEKLY WINNERS

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    PeytonManning QB - Broncos
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    LeSeanMcCoy RB - Eagles
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    AaronRodgers QB - Packers
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    JamesStarks RB - Packers
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    PeytonManning QB - Broncos
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    DeMarcoMurray RB - Cowboys
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    DrewBrees QB - Saints
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    AdrianPeterson RB - Vikings
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    TonyRomo QB - Cowboys
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    JamaalCharles RB - Chiefs
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    NickFoles QB - Eagles
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    EddieLacy RB - Packers
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    MattRyan QB - Falcons
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    ChrisIvory RB - Jets
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    DrewBrees QB - Saints
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    AndreEllington RB - Cardinals
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    NickFoles QB - Eagles
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    ChrisJohnson RB - Jets
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    DrewBrees QB - Saints
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    MarkIngram RB - Saints
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    BenRoethlisberger QB - Steelers
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    BobbyRainey RB - Buccaneers
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    PhilipRivers QB - Chargers
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    AdrianPeterson RB - Vikings
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    PeytonManning QB - Broncos
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    AdrianPeterson RB - Vikings
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    DrewBrees QB - Saints
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    LeSeanMcCoy RB - Eagles
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    MattCassel QB - Vikings
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    EddieLacy RB - Packers
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    PeytonManning QB - Broncos
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    LeSeanMcCoy RB - Eagles
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    DrewBrees QB - Saints
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    LeGarretteBlount RB - Patriots
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