Favre, Peterson named FedEx Players of the Week

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre and running back Adrian Peterson are the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week for games played between Nov. 12-16, the NFL announced Friday.

Favre completed 20 of 29 passes for 344 yards and one touchdown in the Vikings' 27-10 win over the Detroit Lions.

Peterson rushed 18 times for 133 yards and two touchdowns in the Vikings' 27-10 win over the Detroit Lions.

Favre and Peterson were selected from among six finalists in Air and Ground categories. The other FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week finalists were quarterbacks Peyton Manning of the Indianapolis Colts and Kurt Warner of the Arizona Cardinals, and running backs Chris Johnson of the Tennessee Titans and Maurice Jones-Drew of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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 the winning players' names to the local Safe Kids coalition in 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 
  Brett Favre, 
 [Minnesota Vikings](/teams/minnesotavikings/profile?team=MIN)

Favre completed 20 of 29 passes for 344 yards and one touchdown in the Vikings' 27-10 win over the Detroit Lions.

Peterson rushed 18 times for 133 yards and two touchdowns in the Vikings' 27-10 win over the Detroit Lions.

Manning threw four touchdowns, completing 28 of 44 passes for 327 yards with two interceptions in the Colts' 35-34 win over the New England Patriots.

Jones-Drew recorded 24 carries, 123 yards and a touchdown in the Jaguars' 24-22 win over the New York Jets. He also made a heads-up play at the end of the game, taking a knee at the Jets' 1-yard instead of rushing for another score in order to run the clock and set up the winning field goal.

  Kurt Warner, 
 [Arizona Cardinals](/teams/arizonacardinals/profile?team=ARI)

Warner threw for 340 yards and two touchdowns, completing 29 of 38 passes in the Cardinals' 31-20 win over the Seattle Seahawks.

Johnson rushed for 132 yards on 26 carries and scored two touchdowns in the Titans' 41-17 victory over the Buffalo Bills.

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