NFL.COM VOTERS SELECT
VIKINGS QB TARVARIS JACKSON & VIKINGS RB ADRIAN PETERSON
AS WEEK 15 FEDEX AIR & GROUNDÂ® NFL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Minneapolis Receives $2,000 Donation For Local Safe Kids Efforts
Quarterback TARVARIS JACKSON of the Minnesota Vikings and running back ADRIAN PETERSON of the Minnesota Vikings are the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week for games played on December 11 â€“ 15, the NFL announced today.
Tarvaris Jackson posted a 135.5 quarterback rating, completing 11 of 17 attempts for 163 yards and four touchdowns as the Vikings defeated the Arizona Cardinals 35-14.
Adrian Peterson tallied 165 rushing yards on 28 attempts in the Vikingsâ€™ 35-14 victory against the Arizona Cardinals.
Jackson and Peterson were selected from among six finalists in Air and Ground categories.
The other FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week finalists were quarterbacks MATT CASSEL of the New England Patriots and MATT SCHAUB of the Houston Texans, and running backs SAMMY MORRIS of the New England Patriots and MICHAEL TURNER 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 the winning playersâ€™ names to the local Safe Kids USA coalition in Minneapolis to support pedestrian safety efforts. Safe Kids USA is a national non-profit organization that works to prevent accidental injury among children. This season, FedEx plans to surpass the $1 million mark in terms of charity donations they have made to deliver safe kids through the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Player of the Week Awards program.