Posted: 2 p.m.
PalmerCarson Palmer has been named the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week the NFL announced. This was Palmer's first FedEx Air Player of the Week nomination this season after winning the award a league-record five times in 2005.
Last Sunday Palmer completed 14 of 22 passes for 275 yards and three touchdowns (all to Chad Johnson) in Cincinnati's 31-16 victory over the New Orleans Saints.
Chargers running back LaDanian Tomlinson won the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week for the third straight week.
Palmer and Tomlinson were selected from among finalists in air and ground categories through 68,336 fan votes on NFL.com and via Sprint wireless service. Palmer received 61 percent of the fan votes for FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week to beat Buffalo's J.P. Losman (22 percent) and New England's Tom Brady (17 percent).
Fans voted for more than their favorite players. The weekly FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week Awards are also a win for the local community. Along with the player awards, FedEx is awarding Children's Hospital of Cincinnati and Children's Hospital Foundation, the children's hospital in each winning market, a check for $5,000.
The children's hospitals in the two season-long winner's markets, announced at this year's Super Bowl, will be awarded $25,000 each. That means that FedEx will deliver nearly $250,000 to local children's hospitals around the country in recognition of the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week Award winners.