Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Knowshon Moreno nominated for FedEx Air & Ground player of week

#AirandGround It's that time of year again! FedEx is kicking off its 12th annual FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week program for the 2014 season. Every week during the regular season, three quarterbacks and three running backs are nominated by the NFL for the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week based on performance.


The first week's nominees were announced today! The Miami Dolphins' Knowshon Moreno was nominated for his outstanding performance against the New England Patriots, rushing for 134 yards and a touchdown. We'd love for you could encourage your readers to go to NFL.com/FedEx to vote. If Moreno wins, FedEx will make a $2,000 donation to Miami's local chapter of the American Red Cross.


You'll find the full list of the nominees below:


Air Nominees

·         Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan threw for 448 yards and three touchdowns in the Falcons' 37-34 overtime victory against the New Orleans Saints.


·         Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger completed 23 of 34 passes for 365 yards and a touchdown as the Steelers defeated the Cleveland Browns 30-27.


·         Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford completed 22 of 32 passes for 346 yards and two touchdowns in a 35-14 win over the New York Giants.


Ground Nominees

·         Miami Dolphins running back Knowshon Moreno rushed for 134 yards and a touchdown in the Dolphins' 33-20 victory against the New England Patriots.


·         Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch had 20 carries for 110 yards and two touchdowns in the Seahawks' 36-16 victory against the Green Bay Packers.


·         Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell tallied 109 yards on 21 carries and a touchdown in the Steelers' 30-27 victory against the Cleveland Browns.


Every Monday night, following the Monday Night Football game, through Thursday at 3 p.m. ET, fans may visit NFL.com/FedEx to cast votes for their favorite players nominated that week. FedEx and the NFL will announce the winners every Thursday afternoon and award a $2,000 donation in the winning players' names to their teams' local area chapter of the American Red Cross to assist with disaster relief and preparedness.


Vote and use #AirandGround hashtag to spread the word!


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