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September 27, 2016

Carson Wentz, Wendell Smallwood nominated for Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week

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Since like 90% (estimated) of our articles have a picture of Carson MF Wentz, here's one of Wendell Smallwood.

Just like he did after Week 1 of the 2016 regular season, Philadelphia Eagles rookie quarterback Carson Wentz will almost certainly bring home Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week honors for his performance in Week 3. That is unless there are Dak Prescott ballot-stuffers.

Wentz was 23 of 31 for 301 yards, 2 TD, 0 INT, and a 125.1 QB rating Week 3 in a blowout win over the high-powered Pittsburgh Steelers. He was one of two Eagles rookies to be nominated for the award, along with running back Wendell Smallwood, who was a surprise contributor Sunday evening, carrying 17 times for 79 yards (4.6 YPC) and his first career TD.

Wentz and Smallwood are joined by Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, and Cleveland Browns corner Brien Boddy-Calhoun. Here's what those guys did last Sunday:

• Prescott: 19 of 24, 248 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT, for a passer rating of 123.6.

• Elliott: 30 carries, 140 yards (4.7 YPC), 0 TD.

• Boddy-Calhoun: 4 tackles, INT returned for TD.

You can vote for the Rookie of the Week here.

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