INDIANAPOLIS — The voters have spoken: Marlon Mack was the best running back in the National Football League in Week 11.
The National Football League announced today that Mack has been voted the NFL’s FedEx Ground Player of the Week off the heels of his standout performance in the Indianapolis Colts’ Week 11 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
It’s the second time this season Mack has earned the FedEx Ground Player of the Week award; he was also voted the winner back in Week 1 after his career-best performance against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Mack last Sunday led the charge for the Colts, who had their best overall rushing performance as a team in 15 years in their 33-13 victory over the Jaguars. He ran the ball 14 times for 109 yards and a sensational 13-yard touchdown on Indy’s first scoring drive of the game.
With his performance against the Jaguars, Mack tied Alan Ameche (seven) for the sixth-most 100-yard rushing performances in Colts history.
The Colts, in all, had 264 net rushing yards on the day against the Jaguars, the 12th-highest total in team history and their most since a 275-yard rushing performance Nov. 21, 2004, against the Chicago Bears.
Mack last Sunday also combined with Jonathan Williams (116 rushing yards) to become the first pair of Colts teammates to run for 100 or more yards in a single game since Randy McMilan (112) and Albert Bentley (100) back in 1985.
Mack, who exited the Jaguars game in the third quarter with a fractured hand and will miss tonight’s Week 12 matchup against the Houston Texans, currently ranks fifth in the NFL in rushing yards (862). He’s second in the NFL in rushing first downs (52) and tied for fifth in the league in 10-plus-yard runs (23).
Mack becomes the Colts' first-ever two-time recipient of the FedEx Ground Player of the Week award. Other Colts winners include Edgerrin James (2004, Week 11) and Joseph Addai (2006, Week 12).