Packers running back DeShawn Wynn is a finalist for Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week honors, the NFL announced Tuesday.
Wynn led the Packers with 78 yards over 13 carries, 13 yards receiving and one touchdown in the Packers' 27-20 loss to the Chicago Bears. Wynn dominated the Packers first drive of the game with four carries, a 44-yard run and a touchdown to put Green Bay up 7-0.
Fans can vote for one of these five players on NFL.com beginning Tuesday at 8am EST and ending on Friday at noon to determine the DIET PEPSI NFL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK. The DIET PEPSI NFL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK will be announced Friday evening on NFL.com.
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 throughout the month of January. The winner will be announced at a press conference at Super Bowl XLII in Arizona.
A closer look at the finalists:
Green Bay Packers RB DE SHAWN WYNN led the Packers with 78 yards over 13 carries, 13 yards receiving and one touchdown in the Packers' 27-20 loss to the Chicago Bears. Wynn dominated the Packers first drive of the game with four carries, a 44-yard run and a touchdown to put Green Bay up 7-0.
Dallas Cowboys K NICK FOLK went 4 for 4 in field goal attempts including a long 53-yard field goal with two-seconds left in the Cowboys' 25 - 24 victory over the Buffalo Bills. Folk scored 13 of Dallas' 25 points. With 20-seconds left in the fourth quarter, Folk kicked the ball onside 23-yards which was successfully recovered by Dallas to set up the winning field goal.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers FS TANARD JACKSON finished with four tackles (three solo), two passes defensed and one interception in the Buccaneers' 33 - 14 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. Jackson followed a big first quarter hit on TE Dallas Clark with a second-quarter interception -- the first of his career -- off Peyton Manning.
Chicago Bears TE GREG OLSEN completed four receptions for 57 yards including a touchdown in the Bears' 27-20 win over the Green Bay Packers. Olsen's third-quarter touchdown was the first of his career to bring the Bears within three of the Packers.
New York Giants CB AARON ROSS recorded two solo tackles, two interceptions and one touchdown in the Giants 35-24 win over the New York Jets. Ross intercepted his second pass of the game and ran it for a touchdown that gave the Giants a 35-24 lead with 3:15 to play. Ross' interceptions were the first of his professional career.