FLOWERY BRANCH — Falcons running back Jason Snelling was named NFC offensive player of the week after amassing 186 total yards and scoring three touchdowns in the 41-7 rout of the Arizona Cardinals.
He scored two rushing touchdowns and one receiving, while racking up 129 yards on 24 carries and 57 yards on five receptions.
His career best rushing and previous all-purpose yardage totals came in the 2009 season finale against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, when he logged 147 rushing yards and 168 all-purpose yards.
Snelling is also a candidate for the FedEx Ground player of the week hones. Snelling is in the running against Philadelphia’s LeSean McCoy and Oakland’s Darren McFadden.
Fans can vote at NFL.com/FedEX from Tuesday through noon on Friday. The winners will be announced on Friday evening.
A closer look at the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week finalists:
* Philadelphia’s LeSean McCoy rushed for 120 yards on 16 carries and a career-high three touchdowns as the Eagles held off the Detroit Lions 35 – 32.
* Oakland’s Darren McFadden carried the ball 30 times for 145 yards in the Raiders’ 16-14 win over the St. Louis Rams.
* Atlanta’s Jason Snelling rushed for 129 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries in Atlanta’s 41-7 victory over the Arizona Cardinals.