Drew Brees, Tim Hightower sweep FedEx Air, Ground Player of the Week awards _lowres


The New Orleans Saints’ offensive performance against Jacksonville caught the attention of plenty of fans.

Drew Brees was named the FedEx Air Player of the Week award after completing 25-of-36 passes for 412 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions on a torn plantar fascia.

And Hightower earned the FedEx Ground Player of the Week award for racking up 122 yards on 27 craries and scoring two touchdowns.

Fans vote for the award, and FedEx donates $2,000 for each player to the American Red Cross.