DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 18: Quarterback Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals throws during the third quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 18, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton completed 27 passes for 332 yards passing and two touchdowns during Cincinnati's 24-22 loss to the Denver Broncos. The performance was well enough to be nominated for this week's Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week.
This is a fan vote and the candidates with the most votes wins the Pepsi Rookie of the Week. So go vote here -- and often.
Other nominations include:
- Tampa Bay’s Mason Foster: 10 tackles, seven solo stops, one sack and one forced fumble in the Bucs’ 24-20 victory over the Minnesota Vikings.
- Oakland’s DeNarius Moore: five receptions for 146 yards and a score, and had one rush for 25 yards in the Raiders’ 38-35 loss to the Buffalo Bills.
- Carolina’s Cam Newton: 432 yards, one score and three interceptions, and had 10 carries for 53 yards and one touchdown in the Panthers’ 30-23 loss to the Green Bay Packers. Newton is the only quarterback to start his career with consecutive 400-yard games.
- Miami’s Daniel Thomas: 18 rushes for 107 yards and caught one pass for 10 yards in the Dolphins’ 23-13 loss to the Houston Texans.