Rivers a finalist for NFL player of the week honors

The NFL announced today that quarterbacks Philip Rivers of the San Diego Chargers, Jay Cutler of the Chicago Bears and Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts are the finalists for the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week honors for games played on November 1-5, while running backs Doug Martin of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings and Isaac Redman of the Pittsburgh Steelers are the finalists for the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week.

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers completed 18 of 20 passes for a completion percentage of 90%, he threw for 220 yards and two scores as the Chargers beat the Kansas City Chiefs 31-13.  

Fans can vote for one player in each category on NFL.com/FedEx from 9 a.m. EST on Tuesday through 3 p.m. EST on Friday to determine the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week. The winners will be announced Friday on NFL Total Access on NFL Network and on NFL.com.

Fans will be voting for more than their favorite player. As part of the Air & Ground program and its commitment to small business owners, FedEx will support education efforts at Junior Achievement by making weekly $2,000 donations in each of the winning players’ names. The funding, allocated to local Junior Achievement area offices in that team’s city or state, is used to help U.S. small business development, by educating the next generation of entrepreneurs on how to start and grow their own businesses.

November 6, 2012

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