Stafford nominated for air player of week
Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is in good company as a finalist for the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week honors for games played Sunday and Monday. He was nominated along with New England’s Tom Brady and Dallas’ Tony Romo.
Stafford completed 23 of 39 passes for 294 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the Lions’ 48-3 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. The 45-point margin of victory is the largest in Detroit team history for a regular season game. Combined with his three Week 1 touchdown passes, Stafford’s four-score performance helped him tie a 1962 Lions team record for most touchdown passes in the season’s first two games.
Brady completed 31 of 40 passes for 423 yards and three touchdowns in the Patriots' 35-21 win over the San Diego Chargers. Romo completed 20 of 33 passes for 345 yards and two touchdowns in the Cowboys’ 27-24 overtime win over the San Francisco 49ers.
Running backs LeGarrette Blount of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Fred Jackson of the Buffalo Bills and Michael Turner of the Atlanta Falcons are the finalists for the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week.
Fans can vote for one player in each category on NFL.com/FedEx through 3 p.m. on Friday. The winners will be announced Friday on NFL Total Access on NFL Network and on NFL.com.
Also as a reminder, Stafford was wired for sound by NFL Films on Sunday and will be featured on Sound FX Wednesday at 9:30 p.m on NFL Network.
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