The NFL announced Friday that quarterback Tom Brady of the New England and running back Brandon Bolden of the New England Patriots are the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week for games played on Sept. 27 to Oct. 1.
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 New England. 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 NOMINEES
Tom Brady, New England Patriots
Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos
Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
Ryan completed 25 of 40 passes for 369 yards and three scores. Ryan connected on a 59-yard pass to WR Roddy White which put the Falcons into position to kick the game-winning field goal to beat the Carolina Panthers 30-28.