Favre wins weekly award

Honored by FedEx, league for his game against Vikings

Brett Favre of the Green Bay Packers and running back La Mont Jordan of the Oakland Raiders are the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week for games played on October 23-24, the NFL announced Friday.

Favre completed 28 of 36 passes for 315 yards, two touchdowns and a 121.6 passer rating in the Packers' 23-20 loss to the NFC North-rival Minnesota Vikings. He threw touchdown passes of four and 22 yards.

Jordan carried 28 times for 122 yards and three touchdowns in the Raiders' 38-17 victory over the Buffalo Bills. He scored on runs of one, seven and 17 yards and caught four passes for 40 yards.

Favre and Jordan were selected from among finalists in air and ground categories through 92,748 fan votes on NFL.com. The other finalists were quarterbacks Mark Brunell of the Washington Redskins and Daunte Culpepper of the Minnesota Vikings, and running backs Edgerrin James of the Indianapolis Colts and Clinton Portis of the Washington Redskins.

Favre received 53 percent of the fan votes. Brunell received 35 percent and Culpepper received 12 percent. Jordan's 55 percent of the fan votes beat out Portis' 26 percent and James' 19 percent.

Along with the player awards, FedEx is awarding Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and Oakland Children's Hospital, 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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