Droughns carried 38 times for 176 yards and one touchdown in the Broncos' 31-3 victory over the AFC West-rival Oakland Raiders. This was the second game in a row Droughns ran for more than 175 yards.
Droughns was selected from among finalists in the ground category through 49,834 fan votes. The other FedEx Express NFL Player of the Week finalists were Curtis Martin of the New York Jets and Clinton Portis of the Washington Redskins.
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 Fairview University Children's Hospital and the Children's Hospital Foundation, 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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