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Melvin Gordon nominated for FedEx Ground Player of the Week

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A trio of scores on Sunday landed Gordon with the cream of the crop in week 6

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Melvin Gordon had himself a productive day against the Cleveland Browns after the fourth-year back put together one of the best rushing performances of his career. Thanks to his 132 rushing yards and three touchdowns, Gordon was nominated with two other backs for the weekly FedEx Ground Player of the Week Award.

Gordon’s performance on Sunday notched the very first time he has ever scored three rushing touchdowns in one game.

To top it all off, Sunday’s contest was also the highest-graded game of Gordon’s career with an elite 90.4, according to Pro Football Focus.

Gordon was also second in the league during week 6 with an average 5.72 yards after contact, behind only the ChiefsKareem Hunt.

Gordon faces some stuff competition for the award as the RamsTodd Gurley and the VikingsLatavius Murray were also nominated for their stellar performances.

Gurley was unstoppable against the Denver Broncos has he received a whopping 28 carries which he turned in 208 yards and a pair of scores.

Murray showed out in place of the injured Dalvin Cook to the tune of 155 yards on 24 carries with a single touchdown.

CLICK HERE to vote for Gordon and the other nominees for the FedEx Air and Ground Players of the Week.