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Brandon Allen nominated for FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week

Allen joins Andy Dalton and Tom Brady as this week’s nominations.

Cincinnati Bengals v Houston Texans Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

This was a wild weekend of NFL football. As playoff seeding is getting closer and closer to being finalized, some of the best performances at quarterback came from backups this week.

Brandon Allen, obviously, being one of those backups.

Allen’s prolific day against the Houston Texans earned him a nomination for being Week 16’s FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week. He joins Tom Brady and Andy Dalton of all quarterbacks as this week’s nominations:

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady completed 22 of 27 attempts (81.5 percent) for 348 yards and 4 touchdowns for a 158.3 rating in Week 16.
  • Dallas Cowboys quarterback Andy Dalton completed 22 of 30 attempts (73.3 percent) for 377 yards and 3 touchdowns for a 134.7 rating in Week 16.
  • Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Brandon Allen completed 29 of 37 attempts (78.4 percent) for 371 yards and 2 touchdowns for a 126.5 rating in Week 16.

If Allen wins, FedEx and Direct Relief will deliver emergency medical backpacks to St. Vincent de Paul Charitable Pharmacy in Cincinnati. The backpacks will help take care of 500 people in the community.

Vote for Allen and help out the Cincinnati community here!