Wide receiver Chris Chambers has been so impressive early, he needs to be considered among the leading candidates for NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year honors.<P>Chambers took a step in that direction on Wednesday when he was named top offensive rookie for November.<P>

Chambers became the second Dolphins player in the last two years to be named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month. Tackle Todd Wade shared the award with Washington tackle Chris Samuels last October.

In four November games, Chambers caught 14 passes for 293 yards (a 20.9-yard average) and four touchdowns. Two of the touchdowns were game-winners at Indianapolis and Buffalo.

Chambers beat out for the award Atlanta tight end Alge Crumpler, Washington wide receiver Rod Gardner, San Francisco tight end Eric Johnson, Philadelphia wideout Freddie Mitchell and New Orleans tight end Eddie "Boo" Williams.

Among the top contenders for NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year honors are San Diego running back LaDainian Tomlinson and Chicago running back Anthony Thomas.

But Chambers is gaining ground almost on a weekly basis.

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