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Palmer wins FedEx Air Player of the Week... again.

For his career, Carson Palmer has had relative success against a defense that's considered "good". Before this season, Palmer compiled a three-game stretch with a 124 passer rating or better. He's only had two "bad" games out of six. After a moderately successful game Thursday, Palmer was nominated and voted as the FedEx Air player of the week. This is Palmer's second this season and seventh since 2005. His career against the Ravens are as follows:

Date Comp. Att Pct Yards TD INT RATING
11/30/06 21 32 65.6 234 1 0 97.7
11/5/06 12 26 46.2 194 1 2 52.4
11/27/05 22 30 73.3 302 3 1 124.6
11/6/05 19 26 73.1 248 2 0 128.4
12/5/04 29 36 80.6 382 3 1 127.1
9/26/04 25 52 48.1 316 0 3 43.4
  128 202 63.4 1,676 10 7 91.5

Palmer is one of five quarterbacks that have the award twice this season. The others:

Week Player
1 Donovan McNabb
2 Rex Grossman
3 Brett Favre
4 Rex Grossman (2)
5 Donovan McNabb (2)
6 Phillip Rivers
7 Michael Vick
8 Tom Brady
9 Drew Brees
10 Brett Favre (2)
11 Carson Palmer
12 Drew Brees (2)
13 Carson Palmer (2)

From the "Wow, this guy isn't so bad" file.

Would you consider LaDainian Tomlinson this year's leading MVP candidate? It's either him or David Carr, right? OK, cheap attempt for a laugh. Tomlinson has won the FedEx Ground player of the week four out of the last five weeks and six times this season -- Rudi won during week two.

It was also announced today that Tomlinson was also awarded the AFC's Offensive Player of the Month. From NFL Media:

Scoring more than twice as many touchdowns (13) as any other player during November and reaching milestone after milestone, San Diego’s Tomlinson helped lead the Chargers to a perfect 4-0 November and grasp hold of first place in the AFC West at 10-2. Tomlinson accounted for at least three TDs – rushing, receiving, or passing – and rushed for more than 100 yards in all four games. In Week 9 against Cleveland, he amassed 172 rushing yards and three TDs on 18 carries in a 32-25 win. The following week in Cincinnati, he rushed for 104 yards and scored four touchdowns to become the first player in NFL history to score 15 TDs in a five-game span for a 49-41 victory. The 5-10 rusher also caught six passes for 54 yards, playing a large role in the team’s overcoming a 21-point first-half deficit. On Nov. 19, with first place on the line in a Sunday night game at Denver, Tomlinson again scored four TDs – three rushing and another on a 51-yard catch-and-run – in a 35-27 triumph with 105 rushing yards. That night, Tomlinson reached 1,000 rushing yards for the sixth consecutive season to begin his career and scored his 100th career TD in his 89th career game, reaching triple-digit touchdowns in the fewest games played in history (Pro Football Hall of Famer JIM BROWN, EMMITT SMITH, 93). Capping off his brilliant November, Tomlinson ran for 109 yards on 19 carries, ran for two TDs, and passed for another in a 21-14 win at Oakland. The scoring pass was the sixth of his career. Among non-quarterbacks, only Pro Football Hall of Famer WALTER PAYTON (eight) threw more in a career.

This is Tomlinson’s first monthly award since being name NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month in October 2001.

The other monthly award winners are:

AFC Defensive Player of the Month: Jason Taylor
AFC Special Teams' Player of the Month: Brian Moorman

NFC Offensive Player of the Month: Tony Romo
NFC Defensive Player of the Month: Walt Harris
NFC Special Teams' Player of the Month: Nate Burleson

Offensive Rookie of the Month: Joseph Addai
Defensive Rookie of the Month: Clint Ingram