In a game that featured 686 passing yards and numerous big plays from both quarterbacks, it was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’
Freeman is one of three players nominated for the league’s Air Player of the Week for Week Six, an award he also won after his final two outings of 2010. As always, fans can choose the winner by visiting NFL.com and placing a vote for one of three nominees. Click here to go to the voting page.
Freeman’s competition this week is Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Freeman threw for 303 yards and two touchdowns in the win over New Orleans, which improved the Buccaneers’ record to 4-2 and pulled them into a tie for first place in the NFC South with the Saints. Freeman’s Week 17 Air Player award last year also came after a victory over the Saints.
Freeman completed 23 of 41 passes in the Bucs’ win, and was neither intercepted or sacked. He finished with a quarterback rating of 95.9. The outing included a career-long 65-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver
Though the Saints pulled to within three points in the fourth quarter, Freeman clinched the game with two more extended drives. He led the team on a 40-play field goal drive midway through the period that included key strikes of 11 yards to wide receiver
Fans have until 12:00 p.m. Eastern time to cast their votes for the Air Player of the Week on NFL.com.