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NFL.com voters select Drew Brees FedEx Air Player of the Week

Discussion in 'Latest Chargers News & Headlines' started by robdog, Nov 23, 2005.

  1. robdog

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    Source: <a href="http://www.chargers.com/news/pr_headline_detail.cfm?press_release_key=616" target="_blank">Chargers.com</a>

    <img src="http://bolttalk.com/images/brees01.jpg" class="left" alt="Drew Brees" />Quarterback Drew Brees of the San Diego Chargers and running back Reuben Droughns of the Cleveland Browns are the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week for games played on November 20-21, the NFL announced today.

    Brees threw for 339 yards on 28 of 33 passing, throwing four touchdown passes and recording a 149.1 passer rating in the Chargers' 48-10 victory over the Buffalo Bills. He threw touchdown passes of two, 23, 27 and 29 yards.

    Droughns carried 30 times for 166 yards and one touchdown in the Browns' 22-0 victory over the Miami Dolphins. He scored on a 75-yard run in the first quarter to open the scoring.

    Brees and Droughns were selected from among finalists in air and ground categories through 44,720 fan votes on NFL.com. The other FedEx Express NFL Player of the Week finalists were quarterbacks Peyton Manning of the Indianapolis Colts and Kurt Warner of the Arizona Cardinals, while running backs Mike Anderson of the Denver Broncos and Larry Johnson of the Kansas City Chiefs were the other finalists for the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week.

    Brees received 56 percent of the fan votes for FedEx Express NFL Player of the Week, while Manning received 31 percent and Warner received 14 percent. Droughns' 41 percent of the fan votes for FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week beat out Johnson's 39 percent and Anderson's 20 percent.

    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 Foundation and The Children's Hospital at the Cleveland Clinic, the children's hospital in each winning market, a check for $5,000.

    The children's hospitals in the two season-long winner's markets, announced at this year's Super Bowl, 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.
     

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