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News / Press Releases / November 15, 2007
Favre, Grant Named FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players Of The Week

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posted 11/15/2007

Quarterback BRETT FAVRE and running back RYAN GRANT of the Green Bay Packers are the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week for games played on November 11 - 12, the NFL announced Thursday.

Brett Favre threw 351 yards for his sixth 300-yard game of the season. Favre threw three touchdown passes in the Packers' 34 - 0 win over the Minnesota Vikings.

Ryan Grant picked up 119 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries, making him the first running back to pick up 100 yards against the Vikings' second-ranked rush defense all season.

Favre and Grant were selected from among finalists in air and ground categories. The other FedEx Express NFL Player of the Week finalists were quarterbacks MARC BULGER of the St. Louis Rams and TONY ROMO of the Dallas Cowboys, while running backs BRIAN WESTBROOK of the Philadelphia Eagles and SELVIN YOUNG of the Denver Broncos were the other finalists for the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week.

Fans voted for more than their favorite players. The weekly FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week Awards are also a win for the local community. Along with the player awards, FedEx is awarding Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Foundation, the children's hospital in the winning market, one check for $10,000.

The children's hospitals in the two season-long winner's markets, announced at Super Bowl XLII in Arizona, will be awarded $25,000 each. That means that FedEx will deliver nearly $250,000 to local children's hospitals around the country in recognition of the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week Award winners.

FedEx, the premier global provider of transportation, e-commerce and supply-chain management services, is the Official Delivery Service Sponsor of the NFL, Super Bowl and Pro Bowl. Through the weekly FedEx Air and Ground awards, FedEx recognizes those NFL players who represent the same speed, precision and teamwork that their customers have come to expect from the full range of FedEx air, ground, freight and international shipping services.

2007 FEDEX AIR & GROUND NFL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Wk 1
Tony Romo, DAL. - Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Crippled Children
Chris Brown, TEN. - Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

Wk 2
Derek Anderson, CLE. - Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital
Jamal Lewis, CLE. - Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital

Wk 3
Brett Favre, GB. - Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Foundation
Brian Westbrook, PHI. - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Wk 4
Brett Favre, GB. - Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Foundation
Justin Fargas, OAK. - Children's Hospital and Research Center at Oakland

Wk 5
Philip Rivers, SD. - Rady Children's Hospital Foundation
Michael Turner, SD. - Rady Children's Hospital Foundation

Wk 6
Tom Brady, NE. - Children's Hospital of Boston
Adrian Peterson, MIN. - University of Minnesota Children's Hospital, Fairview

Wk 7
Tom Brady, NE. - Children's Hospital of Boston
Kenny Watson, CIN. - Children's Hospital of Cincinnati

Wk 8
Brett Favre, GB. - Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Foundation
Willie Parker, PIT. - Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Wk 9
Ben Roethlisberger, PIT. - Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Adrian Peterson, MIN. - University of Minnesota Children's Hospital, Fairview

Wk 10
Brett Favre, GB. - Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Foundation
Ryan Grant, GB. - Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Foundation
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