Voters on NFL.com and via Sprint wireless service have made their choice. Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte is the Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week for games played on Nov. 20-24.
Forte rushed for 132 yards and two touchdowns on 20 attempts, averaging 6.6 yards per carry, as the Bears defeated the St. Louis Rams 27-3.
Forte was selected from among five finalists through fan votes on NFL.com/rookies and via Sprint wireless service. The other finalists were wide receiver Harry Douglas of the Atlanta Falcons, quarterback Joe Flacco of the Baltimore Ravens, running back Darren McFadden of the Oakland Raiders and cornerback Leodis McKelvin of the Buffalo Bills.
After the regular season, five players will be nominated for Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year honors. Fans can vote for the winner on NFL.com/rookies throughout the month of January. The winner will be announced at a press conference at Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa Bay.
Douglas totaled 188 yards from scrimmage and led the
in receiving yards with four catches for 92 yards, including a 69-yard reception. Douglas returned a punt 61 yards for a touchdown to seal the
' victory in the fourth quarter and added a rushing touchdown in Atlanta's 45-28 win over the
Flacco completed 12 of 26 attempts for 183 yards and two touchdowns without throwing an interception in the
' 36-7 victory over the
McFadden had two touchdowns and 38 yards on 10 carries and made two receptions for 14 yards in the
' 31-10 win over the
McKelvin made two interceptions, returning one 64 yards for a touchdown. McKelvin added two tackles to the
' defensive effort as Buffalo beat the
Kansas City Chiefs
Forte rushed for 132 yards and two touchdowns on 20 attempts, averaging 6.6 yards per carry, as the
St. Louis Rams