Without Giovani Bernard, the Cincinnati Bengals needed Jeremy Hill to step up -- and did he ever. The former LSU Tiger scorched the Jacksonville Jaguars, piling up 154 yards and reaching the end zone twice in Week 9 en route to winning Pepsi Rookie of the Week.
PEPSI ROOKIE OF THE WEEK NOMINEES
Jeremy Hill, Cincinnati Bengals
Hill rushed for 154 yards on 24 carries (6.4 avg.) and two touchdowns in the Bengals' 33-23 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Taylor Gabriel, Cleveland Browns
Gabriel caught five passes for 87 yards and the go-ahead 34-yard touchdown catch in the Browns' 22-17 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Allen Hurns, Jacksonville Jaguars
Chris Borland, San Francisco 49ers
Borland had 18 tackles, including 15 solo tackles and three tackles for a loss against the St. Louis Rams.