KANSAS CITY MO - OCTOBER 24: Running back Thomas Jones #20 of the Kansas City Chiefs carries the ball up and over for a touchdown during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on October 24 2010 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
After his teammate was already put up for NFL rookie of the week, Thomas Jones is a candidate for the FedEx ground player of the week. The award obviously is given to the top rushing performance of the weekend.
Jones went for 125 yards and a touchdown, including one 70-yard run, against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 7.
Like Eric Berry and the NFL rookie of the week vote, I don't think one will come to KC. He's up against Atlanta Falcons RB Michael Turner who rushed for 121 yards and two scores as well as Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden who rushed for 165 yards and three touchdowns (at 10 yards per carry).
Will Jones get it? I doubt it. But if there were a team rushing awards the Chiefs 236 yards may have a shot at that.
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Chiefs RB Thomas Jones (1283 votes)
Raiders RB Darren McFadden (576 votes)
Falcons RB Michael Turner (9 votes)
1868 total votes