Honor for Maroney
Patriots running back Laurence Maroney was named the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Player of the Week, along with Bears quarterback Rex Grossman.
Maroney carried 15 times for 125 yards and two touchdowns in the Patriots’ 38-13 victory over the Bengals. He scored on touchdown runs of 11 and 25 yards.
Grossman and Maroney were selected from among finalists in air and ground categories through 68,746 fan votes.
Maroney’s 59 percent of the fan votes for FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week beat out Julius Jones’ 21 percent and Clinton Portis’ 20 percent.
Maroney was also named Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week.