Johnson Nominated for Weekly Award

Vikings quarterback Brad Johnson is one of three NFL QBs up for the FedEx Express NFL Player of the Week.

Quarterbacks Brad Johnson, Cincinatti's Carson Palmer and Miami's Sage Rosenfels are the finalists for FedEx Express NFL Player of the Week honors for games played last weekend.

Running backs DeShaun Foster of the Carolina, Larry Johnson of Kansas City and Clinton Portis of Washington are the finalists for FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week honors.

Fans can vote for one player in each category on from Tuesday morning through noon EST on Friday to determine the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week. The winners will be announced Friday afternoon.

Brad Johnson completed 17 of 23 passes for 256 yards, two touchdowns and a 139.0 passer rating in the Vikings' 21-16 victory over the NFC North-rival Detroit Lions. Johnson threw TD passes of five and 80 yards. Palmer completed 22 of 38 passes for 227 yards, three touchdowns (one, six and 43 yards) and a 101.5 passer rating in the Bengals' 38-31 victory over the AFC North-rival Pittsburgh Steelers. Rosenfels threw for 272 yards and two touchdowns on 22 of 37 passing in the Dolphins' 24-23 come-from-behind victory over the AFC East-rival Buffalo Bills. Rosenfels threw a four-yard touchdown pass to Chris Chambers with six seconds remaining to complete the comeback.

Foster ran for 131 yards and one touchdown on 24 carries in the Panthers' 24-6 victory over the NFC South-rival Atlanta Falcons. Foster also caught three passes for 49 yards and a touchdown. Larry Johnson carried 30 times for 140 yards and two touchdowns in the Chiefs' 31-27 victory over the AFC West-rival Denver Broncos. His four-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter was the game-winner. Portis ran for 136 yards and two touchdowns on 27 carries in the Redskins' 24-9 victory over the St. Louis Rams. On the Redskins' second possession, Portis scored on a 47-yard run, his season-long.

Along with the award, FedEx will donate $5,000 every week to the local children's hospital in each winning market. 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.

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