New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte, a former Tulane star, are among the finalists for the FedEx NFL Air & Ground Players of the Week awards.
Brees is one of three candidates for the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week award, while Forte, a Slidell native, is up for the FedEx Ground honor along with two other running backs.
Brees completed 31 of 35 passes for 325 yards and five touchdowns in less than three quarters in a 62-7 romp over the Indianapolis Colts, while Forte rushed for 145 yards and a touchdown in a 24-18 win over the Tampa Bay Bucs in London.
Also, Saints running back Mark Ingram is one of five players nominated for the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week award after rushing for a career-high 91 yards on 14 carries in Sunday’s win over the Colts. Ingram also had one catch for 6 yards.
Fans can vote at www.NFL.com/rookies until 11 a.m. Friday with the winner announced later that day.