Schaub, McCoy named FedEx Air & Ground Players of the Week

Quarterback Matt Schaub of the Houston Texans and running back LeSean McCoy of the Philadelphia Eagles are the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week for games played on September 19-20, the NFL announced Friday.

Schaub had a franchise-record 497 passing yards and three touchdowns to rally Houston from 17 points down in the second half in the Texans' first ever OT win, 30-27, over the Redskins.

McCoy rushed for 120 yards on 16 carries and a career-high three touchdowns as the Eagles held off the Detroit Lions, 35-32.

Schaub and McCoy 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 Mark Sanchez of the New York Jets and running backs Darren McFadden of the Oakland Raiders and Jason Snelling of the Atlanta Falcons.

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 each of the winning players' names to the local Safe Kids USA coalitions in Philadelphia and Houston 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 in North Texas, as well as making 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 

Cutler completed 21 of 29 passes for 227 yards and three touchdowns in the Chicago Bears' win over the Cowboys in Dallas.

McCoy had 120 yards on 16 carries and a career-high three touchdowns as the Eagles held off the Lions.

Sanchez completed 21 of 30 passes for 220 yards and three touchdowns in the Jets' win over the New England Patriots.

McFadden was a workhorse, carrying the ball 30 times for 145 yards in the Raiders' 16-14 win over the Rams.

Schaub had a franchise-record 497 passing yards and three touchdowns to rally the Texans from 17 points down in the second half in Houston's first-ever OT win, 30-27, over the Redskins.

Snelling rushed for 129 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries in Atlanta's 41-7 victory over Arizona.

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