Vikings running back Mewelde Moore, who rushed 20 times for 138 yards against Tennessee, is one of five players up for the NFL's Rookie of the Week honors. Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald of the Arizona Cardinals, running back Kevin Jones of the Detroit Lions, defensive end Igor Olshansky of the San Diego Chargers and kicker Josh Scobee of the Jacksonville Jaguars are the other finalists for Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week honors for games played on October 24-25.
Fans can vote for one of these five players on NFL.com until Thursday afternoon to determine the winner. The winner will be announced Thursday afternoon on NFL.com.
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 XXXIX in Jacksonville.
A closer look at the finalists:
Arizona's Larry Fitzgerald caught four passes for 73 yards and one touchdown in the Cardinals' 25-17 victory over the NFC West-rival Seattle Seahawks. Fitzgerald's 25-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter opened the scoring. He also had a 39-yard catch in the game.
Detroit's Kevin Jones carried 13 times for 65 yards and one touchdown in the Lions' 28-13 win against the New York Giants. Jones scored on a two-yard touchdown run in the third quarter to put Detroit ahead for good, 14-13. It was the first touchdown of Jones' NFL career, and his 65 rushing yards were a career high.
Minnesota's Mewelde Moore carried 20 times for 138 yards and caught five passes for 30 yards in the Vikings' 20-3 win over the Tennessee Titans. In his third NFL start, Moore recorded his second consecutive 100-yard rushing game and accounted for 168 of the Vikings 313 total net yards in the contest.
San Diego's Igor Olshansky recorded a career-high seven tackles and had one pass defensed in the Chargers' 17-6 victory over the Carolina Panthers. Olshansky, who was second on the team in tackles on Sunday, has started all seven games of his NFL career.
Jacksonville's Josh Scobee kicked four field goals in the Jaguars' 27-24 victory over the AFC South-rival Indianapolis Colts. Scobee connected on field goals of 26, 26 and 32 yards before nailing a 53-yard game-winner with 0:38 left in the game.
Moore Up For Rookie Honors Again
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