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Bengals rookie linebacker Vontaze Burfict recognized after leading the Bengals with eight tackles, two for loss, a quarterback sack and a broken up pass.
Cincinnati Bengals rookie Vontaze Burfict had a good game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, posting a career-high eight tackles, two tackles for loss, a quarterback sack, hit on the quarterback and a pass broken up. It was so good that Burfict is being recognized as a nomination for the Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week. It's a fan vote, so go here and vote for Burfict often.
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Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III was 26 for 35 throwing for 323 yards as well as gaining 43 yards on the ground and a touchdown. He helped engineer a drive in the final minute to set the Redskins up for the game winning field goal, beating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24-22.
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill broke the franchise single game passing record for a rookie throwing for 431 yards which also ranked second in NFL history for single game passing yardage by a rookie. He threw one touchdown in the Dolphins’ overtime loss to the Arizona Cardinals 24-21.
St. Louis Rams K Greg Zuerlein was four for four on field goals including a 58-yarder and a franchise long 60-yarder in the Rams’ win over the Seattle Seahawks 19-13. He became the first kicker in NFL history to make 60-yard and 50-plus yard field goals in the same game.