Weekly Winners

Week 1: Manning and McCoy

Prime-time performers Peyton Manning and LeSean McCoy took season's first honors.

Week 2: Rodgers and Starks

Aaron Rodgers and James Starks helped the Packers win in a rout over the Redskins.

Week 3: Manning and Murray

Peyton Manning and DeMarco Murray had huge games in big Week 3 wins.

Week 4: Brees and Peterson

Drew Brees and Adrian Peterson each performed admirably on the big stage.

Week 5: Romo and Charles

Tony Romo had a memorable game, while Jamaal Charles helped the Chiefs move to 5-0.

Week 6: Foles and Lacy

Nick Foles and Eddie Lacy each helped their teams win games on the road.

Week 7: Ryan and Ivory

Ryan threw for 273 yards and three scores, while Ivory had 104 yards rushing in the Jets' win.

Week 8: Brees and Ellington

Brees threw for five touchdowns, and Ellington went for 154 yards and a score.

Week 9: Foles and Johnson

Nick Foles tied an NFL record, while Chris Johnson ran past the Rams.

Week 10: Brees and Ingram

Drew Brees and Mark Ingram play huge roles in the Saints' rout of the Cowboys.

Week 11: Roethlisberger and Rainey

Ben Roethlisberger threw for four scores, Bobby Rainey rushed for two touchdowns.

Week 12: Rivers and Peterson

Philip Rivers shocked the Chiefs; Adrian Peterson ran through the Packers.

Week 13: Manning and Peterson

Peyton Manning threw for five TDs; Adrian Peterson ran for more than 200 yards.

Week 14: Brees and McCoy

Drew Brees and LeSean McCoy each led their teams to pivotal wins in games with playoff implications.

Week 15: Cassel and Lacy

Matt Cassel sparked an upset of the Eagles; Eddie Lacy helped the Packers run to win.

Week 16: Manning and McCoy

Peyton Manning set a new passing TD record; LeSean McCoy helped the Eagles rout the Bears in a must-win game.

Week 17: Blount and Brees

LeGarrette Blount had two touchdowns vs. Buffalo; Drew Brees had four touchdowns vs. Tampa Bay.

FedEx Air & Ground Players of the Week 5: Smith and Bradshaw

The NFL announced today that quarterback ALEX SMITH of the SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS and running back AHMAD BRADSHAW of the NEW YORK GIANTS are the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week for games played on October 4-8. Smith completed 18 of 24 passes for 303 yards and three touchdowns. He finished the day with a 156.3 passer rating in the 49ers' 45-3 defeat of the Buffalo Bills. Bradshaw rushed for 200 yards and scored one touchdown on 30 carries in the Giants' 41-27 win over the Cleveland Browns.

FEDEX AIR -- QUARTERBACK NOMINEES

Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints

Brees was 29 of 45 for 370 yards and four touchdowns in the Saints' 31-24 victory over the San Diego Chargers. Brees threw a touchdown in his 48th straight game breaking Hall of Fame quarterback Johnny Unitas' record.

Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts

Luck threw for 362 yards on 31 of 55 attempts and two touchdowns as the Colts beat the Green Bay Packers 30-27.

Alex Smith, San Francisco 49ers

Smith completed 18 of 24 passes for 303 yards and three touchdowns. He finished the day with a 156.3 passer rating in the 49ers' 45-3 defeat of the Buffalo Bills.

FEDEX GROUND -- RUNNING BACK NOMINEES

Ahmad Bradshaw, New York Giants

Bradshaw rushed for 200 yards and scored one touchdown on 30 carries in the Giants' 41-27 win over the Cleveland Browns.

Arian Foster, Houston Texans

Foster had 29 carries for 152 yards and a touchdown as the Texans improved to 5-0 with a 23-17 win over the New York Jets.

Stevan Ridley, New England Patriots

Ridley gained 151 yards on 28 carries and scored one touchdown in the Patriots' victory over the Denver Broncos 31-21.

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