Favre, Charles voted FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week

Quarterback Brett Favre of the Minnesota Vikings and running back Jamaal Charles of the Kansas City Chiefs are the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week for games played on January 3, the NFL announced Wednesday.

Favre threw four touchdowns, completing 25 of 31 passes for 316 yards, in the Vikings' 44-7 win over the New York Giants.

Charles rushed for 259 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries in the Chiefs' 44-24 win over the Denver Broncos.

Favre 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 Jay Cutler of the Chicago Bears and Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and running backs Fred Jackson of the Buffalo Bills and Willis McGahee of the Baltimore Ravens.

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 $1,000 donation in the winning players' names to the local Safe Kids coalitions in New Orleans and Minneapolis to support pedestrian safety improvements. Safe Kids USA is a national non-profit organization that works to prevent accidental injury among children.

During the week leading up to Super Bowl XLIV, FedEx plans to announce the 2009 FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Year in South Florida, as well as making a donation in each winning player's name to Safe Kids USA.

As the Official Delivery Service Sponsor of the NFL, Super Bowl and Pro Bowl, FedEx understands the need for a winning game plan, and created the Air & Ground program to highlight superior on-field performance while delivering safe kids off the field. Because FedEx has thousands of delivery trucks out on the roads each day, the company is committed to funding pedestrian safety improvements through its 10-year partnership with Safe Kids USA.

  FedEx Air - Quarterbacks 
  FedEx Ground -- Running Backs 

Cutler completed 22 of 36 passes for 276 yards and four touchdowns in the Bears' 37-23 win over the Detroit Lions.

Charles rushed for 259 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries in the Chiefs' 44-24 win over the Denver Broncos.

  Brett Favre, 
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Favre threw four touchdowns, completing 25 of 31 passes for 316 yards, in the Vikings' 44-7 win over the New York Giants.

Jackson rushed 33 times for 212 yards in the Bills' 30-7 win over the Indianapolis Colts.

Roethlisberger completed 18 of 27 passes for 220 yards and three touchdowns in the Steelers' 30-24 win over the Miami Dolphins.

McGahee rushed for 167 yards and three touchdowns to help the Ravens secure their spot in the playoffs in their 21-13 win over the Oakland Raiders.

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