Romo, Brown voted FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week

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Quarterback Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys and running back Chris Brown of the Tennessee Titans are the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week for games played on Sept. 6-10, as voted on by fans at NFL.com, the NFL announced today.

Romo completed 15 of 24 passes for 345 yards and four touchdowns, compiling a passer rating of 128.5 in the Cowboys' 45-35 victory over the New York Giants. His four touchdowns included a 51-yard, fourth-quarter pass and 9-yard scoring run..

Brown rushed for 175 yards on 19 carries, including a 42-yard, second-quarter run that led to a Titans field goal, in Tennessee's 13-10 victory over Jacksonville.

Romo and Brown were selected from among finalists in air and ground categories through 63,240 fan votes. The other FedEx Express NFL Player of the Week finalists were quarterbacks Tom Brady of the New England Patriots and Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers, while running backs Joseph Addai of the Indianapolis Colts and Shaun Alexander of the Seattle Seahawks were the other finalists for the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week.


THE NOMINEES

Quarterbacks Running Backs

Tom Brady, New England Patriots
Tom Brady   Completed 22 of 28 passes for 297 yards and three touchdowns, including a 51-yard, play-action touchdown pass to Randy Moss, in the Patriots' 38-14 win over the New York Jets. Brady opened the game with a 91-yard, 12-play drive that produced the Patriots' first touchdown of the season.

Joseph Addai, Indianapolis Colts
Joseph Addai   Rushed for 118 yards on 23 carries in the Colts' 41-10 victory over the New Orleans Saints. Addai's 2-yard, third-quarter touchdown run put Indianapolis ahead 17-10.
 

Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys
Tony Romo   Completed 15 of 24 passes for 345 yards and four touchdowns, including one 51-yard, fourth-quarter pass and one that he ran in, for a passer rating of 128.5 in the Cowboys 45-35 victory over the New York Giants.

Chris Brown, Tennessee Titans
Chris Brown   Rushed for 175 yards on 19 carries, including a 42-yard, second-quarter run that set up a field goal in Tennessee's 13-10 victory over Jacksonville.
 

Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
Ben Roethlisberger   Set a career high by throwing four touchdown passes in the Steelers' 34-7 win over the Cleveland Browns. Roethlisberger posted a 114.3 passer-rating while completing 12 of 23 passes for 161 yards.

Shaun Alexander, Seattle Seahawks
Shaun Alexander   Rushed for 105 yards on 27 carries in the Seahawks' 20-6 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Alexander's 1-yard, second-quarter touchdown run put the Seahawks on top 10-6 going into halftime.



WEEKLY WINNERS

  Quarterbacks   Running Backs
Week 1:   Tony Romo   Chris Brown

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