ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – ** Following C.J. Anderson's outstanding performance on Sunday against the Chiefs, he has been named the NFL's FedEx Ground Player of the Week.
He rushed for a career-high 168 yards on 32 carries and tacked on one touchdown. The previous week against Miami, he had a 167-yard performance.
Anderson's recent games have helped the Broncos balance their offense.
"C.J., his ability to make some guys miss the past couple weeks I think has really been special the past couple weeks, has made a big difference, there's no question the guys up front have done a heck of a job, he's made some really good cuts," Peyton Manning said. "Sometimes there's been a guy in the hole that he's simply made him miss and that's either allowed him to spring for a big run and so, as they say, that can be hard to coach and hard to teach and that's a real credit to him and it's been fun to watch."
Houston Texans Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick was named the FedEx Air Player of the Week. FedEx will make a $2,000 donation in each of the winning players' names to the local American Red Cross chapters in Houston and Denver.