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Melvin Gordon III nominated for FedEx Ground Player of the Week after 111-yard, two-TD game vs. Lions


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — After a two-touchdown day against the Lions in Week 14, Melvin Gordon III's performance has been nominated for FedEx Ground Player of the Week.

With 111 yards on 24 carries, Gordon was a key cog in the Broncos' winning effort. He accounted for eight first downs and five plays of at least 10 yards. Sunday was also Gordon's first two-rushing-touchdown day since a Week 14 game against the Bills in 2020.

After the game and after receiving a game ball, Gordon made sure to give credit to the offensive line for its part in his dominant showing.

"It was blocked up well," Gordon said. "We gave credit in the team locker room to the offensive linemen — as we should — but I just want to give just a brief moment to thank the tight ends and the wide receivers. Those guys fight their butt off to make plays. We're fighting as a unit right now. I love to see it, and hopefully they hear this because I didn't get to say it in there. I'm thankful for those guys as well because those guys help create the lanes and the receivers help really make the explosive runs — if you didn't know. The line absolutely did their thing today and hopefully we can continue to finish this thing out the right way."

This is Gordon's second time being nominated for the honor this season and his fourth nomination as a Bronco.

Gordon is up against Vikings RB Dalvin Cook and Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny.

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