Shockey caught a game- and career-high 11 passes for 111 yards in the Giants' 19-17 win over Washington. Shockey's 11 catches were the most by a New York Giants tight end since Mark Bavaro caught 12 passes on October 13, 1985. Shockey leads all NFC rookies and NFC tight ends with 38 receptions.
The PEPSI NFL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK is the first weekly NFL honor to be selected solely by NFL fans. Shockey was selected from among five finalists. The other finalists were Houston Texans quarterback DAVID CARR, Indianapolis Colts defensive end DWIGHT FREENEY, Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle JOHN HENDERSON and Denver Broncos running back CLINTON PORTIS.