Freeman, Blount named FedEx Air & Ground Players of the Week

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman and running back LeGarrette Blount are the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week for games played Dec. 23-28, the NFL announced Friday.

Freeman completed 21 of 26 passes for 237 yards and five touchdowns in the Buccaneers' 38-15 win over the Seattle Seahawks.

Blount rushed 18 times for 164 yards in the victory.

Freeman and Blount were selected from among six finalists in Air and Ground categories. The other FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week finalists were quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers and Carson Palmer of the Cincinnati Bengals, and running backs Matt Forte of the Chicago Bears and Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings.

Fans voted for more than their favorite players. The weekly FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week Awards also are 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 Safe Kids USA coalitions in Philadelphia and Baltimore to support pedestrian-safety improvements.

During the week leading up to Super Bowl XLV, FedEx plans to announce the 2010 FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Year and make a donation in each winning player's name to Safe Kids USA coalitions in the players' cities.

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 among the league's top-performing quarterbacks and running backs. Because FedEx has thousands of delivery trucks out on the roads each day, the company is committed to funding pedestrian-safety improvements in local communities, donating more than $13 million to Safe Kids Worldwide since 2000. Follow FedEx on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter @FedExDelivers and track the conversation at #FedExNFL.

A closer look at the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week finalists:

  FedEx Air -- Quarterbacks 
  FedEx Ground -- Running Backs 

Rodgers completed 25 of 37 passes for 404 yards and four touchdowns in the Packers' 45-17 win over the New York Giants.

Blount rushed 18 times for 164 yards in the Buccaneers' 38-15 win over the Seattle Seahawks.

Freeman threw for five touchdowns, completing 21 of 26 passes for 237 yards in the Buccaneers' 38-15 win over the Seattle Seahawks.

Forte rushed 19 times for 113 yards and one touchdown in the Bears' 38-34 win over the Yew York Jets.

Palmer completed 16 of 21 passes for 269 yards and four touchdowns in the Bengals' 34-20 win over the San Diego Chargers.

Peterson rushed 23 times for 117 yards and a touchdown to help the Vikings upset the Eagles, 24-14, on Tuesday night.

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