Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins stood out from all other rookies in Week 8, winning Pepsi Rookie of the Week. His third win in eight weeks -- including Week 7 -- Watkins only caught three passes but made them count, going for 157 yards and a touchdown against the New York Jets.
PEPSI ROOKIE OF THE WEEK NOMINEES
Anthony Barr, Minnesota Vikings
Barr had eight tackles, a sack, a pass defensed and a forced fumble, which he returned 27 yards for a touchdown in overtime to give the Vikings a 19-13 win over Tampa Bay.
John Brown, Arizona Cardinals
Brown had five catches for 119 yards (23.8 avg.) and the go-ahead 75-yard touchdown catch in the Cardinals' 24-20 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.
Brandin Cooks, New Orleans Saints
Cooks caught six passes for 94 yards and a 50-yard touchdown reception and added a touchdown run in the Saints' 44-23 win over the Green Bay Packers.
Sammy Watkins, Buffalo Bills
Watkins caught three passes for 157 yards (52.3 avg.) and a touchdown in the Bills' 43-23 win over the New York Jets.
Martavis Bryant, Pittsburgh Steelers
Bryant caught five passes for 83 yards and two touchdowns in the Steelers' 51-34 win over the Indianapolis Colts.