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Brees Named Finalist for FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week

Saints signal caller has won the weekly QB award three times this season

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QB Drew Brees could be named the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week for the third straight week as he was announced a finalist for the weekly award for his performance against the Panthers, the NFL announced Monday.

Fans can vote for Brees at NFL.com/FedEx from 12 a.m. EST on Monday through 6 p.m. EST on Wednesday.

Brees completed 28 of 35 passes for 389 yards, five touchdowns and one interception in the Saints' 45-17 victory over the Carolina Panthers.

Brees has won the weekly award three times this season (Weeks 12, 15 and 16).

The winner will be announced Friday on NFL Total Access on NFL Network and on NFL.com.

FedEx will support education efforts at Junior Achievement by making weekly $2,000 donations in the winning players' names. The funding, allocated to local Junior Achievement area offices in that team's city or state, is used to educate the next generation of entrepreneurs on how to start and grow their own small businesses.

This season fans will be voting for more than their favorite player. FedEx introduces a new program called the FedEx Small Business of the Week. As fans visit NFL.com/FedEx to vote for their favorite Air & Ground players each week, they can also cast their vote for one of three small business nominees. FedEx will award $5,000 each week to the small business that receives the most online votes. The program then culminates in recognizing the FedEx Small Business of the Year with an all-inclusive trip to Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis.

As the Official Delivery Service Sponsor of the NFL, Super Bowl and Pro Bowl, FedEx created the Air & Ground program to highlight superior on-field performance among the league's top-performing quarterbacks and running backs, while providing business solutions that matter off-the-field. Follow FedEx on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter @FedExDelivers.

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