G Stefen Wisniewski helicopters the defender to create a gap for RB Michael Bush. Photo by Tony Gonzales
Voters on NFL.com have made their choice. Offensive guard Stefen Wisniewski of the Oakland Raiders is the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week for games played on Sept. 25-26, the NFL announced Friday.
Wisniewski helped the Oakland offense line clear the way for 234 yards on the ground while allowing only one sack against a potent pass rush in the Raiders' 34-24 win over the New York Jets. His lead block on a touchdown run early in the fourth quarter helped give Oakland a commanding two-score lead.
After the regular season, five players will be nominated for Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year honors. Fans can vote for the winner on NFL.com/rookies throughout the month of January. The winner will be announced at a press conference at Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis.