Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Ryan Tannehill / Lamar Miller are Finalist for FedEx Air & Ground Players of the Week


The NFL announced today that Miami Dolphins Ryan Tannehill and Lamar Miller are finalists for this week's FedEx Air & Ground Players of the Week award for their performances against the Houston Texans (Tannehill completed 18 of 19 passes (94.7 percent) for 282 yards and four touchdowns for a 158.3 passer rating, while Miller had 14 carries for 175 yards (12.5 avg.), including an 85-yard touchdown in the Dolphins' 44-26 win against the Houston Texans). This is Tannehill's first nomination of the season and Miller's second.  You'll find a list of nominees below:

 

Air Nominees

·         New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady completed 34 of 54 passes for 355 yards and two touchdowns for a 94.3 passer rating in the Patriots' 30-23 win over the New York Jets.

 

·         Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins threw for 317 yards and three touchdowns for a 124.7 passer rating in the Redskins' 31-30 victory against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

 

·         Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill completed 18 of 19 passes (94.7 percent) for 282 yards and four touchdowns for a 158.3 passer rating in the Dolphins' 44-26 win against the Houston Texans.

 

Ground Nominees

·         Miami Dolphins running back Lamar Miller had 14 carries for 175 yards (12.5 avg.), including an 85-yard touchdown in the Dolphins' 44-26 win against the Houston Texans.

 

·         New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram rushed for 143 yards on 14 carries (10.2 avg.) and a touchdown in the Saints' 27-21 win against the Indianapolis Colts.

 

·         St. Louis Rams rookie running back Todd Gurley rushed for 128 yards on 19 carries (6.7 avg.) and two touchdowns in the Rams' 24-6 win against the Cleveland Browns.

 

Every Monday night, following the Monday Night Football game, through Thursday at 3 p.m. ET, fans may visit http://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 each player's name to their teams' local area chapters of the American Red Cross to assist with disaster relief and preparedness.


 

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