Kolb, Ivory named FedEx Air & Ground Players of the Week

Quarterback Kevin Kolb of the Philadelphia Eagles and running back Chris Ivory of the New Orleans Saints are the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week for games played on October 17-18, the NFL announced today.

Kolb threw three touchdowns and one interception, completing 23 of 29 passes for 326 yards in the Eagles' 31-17 win over the Atlanta Falcons.

Ivory rushed 15 times for 158 yards in the Saints' 31-6 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Kolb and Ivory 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 Matt Schaub of the Houston Texans and running backs Frank Gore of the San Francisco 49ers and Steven Jackson of the St. Louis Rams.

Fans voted for more than their favorite player. As part of the Air & Ground program, FedEx continues its support of Safe Kids USA by making weekly $2,000 donations in each of the winning players' names. The funding, allocated to local Safe Kids coalitions in that team's city, is used for pedestrian safety improvements throughout the year, from upgraded crosswalks and safety signs to traffic barriers and educational training.

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 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 

Kolb threw three touchdowns and one interception, completing 23 of 29 passes for 326 yards in the Eagles' 31-17 win over the Atlanta Falcons.

Gore rushed 25 times for 149 yards including a 64-yard scamper that set up a fourth-quarter touchdown in the 49ers' 17-9 win over the Oakland Raiders.

Manning threw two touchdowns and completed 25 of 38 passes for 307 yards in the Colts' 27-24 win over the Washington Redskins.

Ivory rushed 15 times for 158 yards in the Saints' 31-6 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Schaub completed 25 of 33 passes for 305 yards and two touchdowns in the Texans' 35-31 last minute victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.

Jackson rushed 29 times for 109 yards and one touchdown in the Rams' 20-17 win over the San Diego Chargers.

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