clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Drew Brees, Mark Ingram up for FedEx Air and Ground Player of the Week

When you score 49 points on one of the Top 5 defenses in the NFL, you get some love.

NFL: Seattle Seahawks at New Orleans Saints Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans Saints players Drew Brees and Mark Ingram are up for Week 12 awards for their performances against the Rams. The NFL announced on Tuesday that both players are up for FedEx’s Air and Ground Player of the Week, and it’s the second time both have been up for the nomination together (Week 9 - 49ers).

Brees went 28-of-36 against Gregg Williams’ defense, totaling 310 yards and 4 touchdowns through the air. Brees also added a rushing touchdown, and wound up with a 139.6 passer rating. Ingram gained 146 yards and a touchdown on just 14 carries, including long of 61 yards. He also had a receiving touchdown of 21 yards on his lone reception.

Brees matches up with Kirk Cousins and Ryan Tannehill for the Air Players, while Ingram is up against Le’Veon Bell and LeSean McCoy for Ground nominees.

You can vote for Brees up until Thursday at 2 p.m. CT by visiting NFL.com/FedEx or by tweeting the hashtag #AirandGround and Brees to cast their vote. You can also for Ingram using the same link, and through social media using the hashtag #AirandGround and Ingram.

FedEx and the NFL will announce the winners every Thursday afternoon, and then FedEx will award a $2,000 donation in the winning players’ names to The USO.