Posted Fri Dec 4th by Monty
Knowshon Moreno‘s 88 rushing yards and one touchdown against the New York Giants in Week 12 paved the way for the Denver Broncos‘ first round pick to earn NFL Rookie of the Week honors, the NFL announced today. Moreno totaled 107 yards from scrimmage in the Broncos’ 26-6 win over the G-Men Thanksgiving night.
It is the third such award of Moreno’s career, tying him with Jets QB Mark Sanchez as the most weekly-trophied rookie in 2009.
Moreno is making a late push for Rookie of the Year, an award some suggest has already been locked up by Vikings WR Percy Harvin. His yards per carry are way up, and his pass protection has improved. If he can continue his pace of late (and keep the fumbles to a minimum), he can still reach that magic 1,000-yard mark and, maybe, give the annual award voters something to think about.