Voters on NFL.com have made their choice. Quarterback Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins is the Week 1 2012 Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week for games played September 5-10, the NFL announced today. Griffin III completed 19 of 26 passes for 320 yards and two touchdowns, finishing his regular-season debut with a 139.9 passer rating. He added 42 yards rushing on 10 carries as the Redskins topped the New Orleans Saints, 40-32.
Griffin III was selected from among five finalists through fan votes on NFL.com. The other finalists were wide receiver Stephen Hill of the New York Jets, defensive end Chandler Jones of New England Patriots, running back Doug Martin of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and kicker Blair Walsh of the Minnesota Vikings.
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