RB up for rookie of week honor

Running back Tony Fisher of the Green Bay Packers is a finalist for NFL rookie of the week honors for games played last weekend, the NFL announced today.<p>

Fisher joins running back Clinton Portis of the Denver Broncos, kicker Jeff Reed of the Pittsburgh Steelers, safety Chad Williams of the Baltimore Ravens and safety Roy Williams of the Dallas Cowboys are the finalists for the honor.

Fans can vote for one of these five players on NFL.com from now through Wednesday afternoon. The Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week will be announced Thursday on NFL.com. It is the first weekly NFL honor to be selected solely by NFL fans.

After the regular season, five players will be nominated for Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year honors. Fans can vote for the winner on NFL.com throughout the month of January. The winner will be announced at a press conference at Super Bowl XXXVII in San Diego.

Fisher averaged 5.4 yards per carry while rushing for a career-best 91 yards on a career-high 17 carries as the Packers scored 24 unanswered points in the second half for a 30-20 win over Chicago. Fisher had 35 yards rushing on Green Bay's 90-yard drive for the go-ahead field goal midway through the third quarter and scored on a two-yard run with 1:14 remaining in the game, giving Green Bay a 30-14 lead. Fisher also caught two passes for 15 yards and had one special-teams tackle.

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