Voters on NFL.com have made their choice. Nose Tackle Marcell Dareus of the Buffalo Bills is the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week for games played on Oct. 30-31, the NFL announced Friday.
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/rookies throughout the month of January. The winner will be announced at a press conference at Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis.
PEPSI ROOKIE OF THE WEEK NOMINEES
Marcell Dareus, Buffalo Bills
Dareus tallied four tackles and 2.5 sacks in the Bills' 23-0 win over the Washington Redskins.
Jon Baldwin, Kansas City Chiefs
Baldwin caught five passes for 82 yards and a touchdown in a 23-20 overtime win over the San Diego Chargers.
Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
Newton completed 22 of 35 passes for 290 yards and three touchdowns in the Panthers' 24-21 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. He also added 53 yards on 6 carries on the ground, while losing two fumbles.
Christian Ponder, Minnesota Vikings
Ponder converted 64.3 percent of his pass attempts for 236 yards and a score in the Vikings' 24-21 victory over the Carolina Panthers.
Titus Young, Detroit Lions
Young hauled in four catches for 66 yards and a touchdown in the Lions' 45-10 victory over the Denver Broncos.