Adrian Peterson came into Week 9 of the season as the NFL’s rushing leader, and he added to his lead with a 182-yard performance against the Seattle Seahawks. His season-high rushing total along with 2 TDs on 17 carries was impressive enough for Peterson to be named a finalist for FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week honors.
Two other RBs with impressive performances were also named finalists. Tampa Bay’s Doug Martin had another sensational outing, throttling the Oakland Raiders for 251 rushing yards and 4 TDs on 25 carries, while Pittsburgh’s Isaac Redman had 147 yards and 1 TD on 26 carries.
Fans can vote for one player in each category on NFL.com/FedEx from 8:00 a.m. CT on Tuesday through 2 p.m. CT on Friday to determine the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week. The winner 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.
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