RB LaDainian Tomlinson's impressive performance against the Buffalo Bills did not go unnoticed, as the Jets' running back has been named among the finalists for the FedEx Ground Player of the Week award. Tomlinson rushed for 133 yards and 2 touchdowns, averaging 7.0 yards per carry, as the Gang Green routed their division rivals, 38-14.
The other two finalists are RB Ahmad Bradshaw of the New York Giants and RB Peyton Hillis of the Cleveland Browns. Bradshaw rushed 23 times for 129 yards and one touchdown in the Giants' 17-3 win over the Chicago Bears. Hillis rushed 27 times for 102 yards and one touchdown in the Browns' 23-20 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.
You can vote for LaDainian Tomlinson at NFL.com: http://www.nfl.com/partner?partnerType=players-air-and-ground
In other news, it looks like DE Shaun Ellis will play against the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night. He went for an MRI exam Monday on his injured left knee and, as expected, it showed no significant damage, a league source said Tuesday. Ellis was hurt Sunday on a third-quarter sack against the Buffalo Bills. He didn't return to the game, saying afterward it was a sprained patellar ligament.