Moore Voted Rookie Of The Week

Running back Mewelde Moore has been on a hot streak, and he could have been named the NFL's Rookie of the Week any of the last three weeks. It finally happened this week.

Voters on NFL.com have made their choice. Running back Mewelde Moore of the Minnesota Vikings is the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week for games played on October 24-25.

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.

More than 28,774 fans voted this week on NFL.com. Moore was selected from among five finalists. The other finalists were 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.

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.


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