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Vote RB Andre Williams for Rookie of the Week

Posted Dec 9, 2014

RB Andre Williams has been nominated for the Pepsi Rookie of the Week Award

The Giants’ 2014 NFL Draft Class continues to pick up accolades.

Running back Andre Williams has been nominated for the Pepsi Rookie of the Week Award following his best performance of the season in the Giants’ 36-7 victory in Tennessee, a win that snapped the team’s seven-game losing streak.

Williams, who made his fifth career start, rushed 24 times for 131 yards in Week 14, including a 50-yard touchdown early in the second half to take a commanding lead over the Titans. He also caught three passes for 16 yards.

“He was on the spot with his cuts and he did demonstrate once again the power that we are counting on,” coach Tom Coughlin said Monday. “The more he plays, the better he gets, and the more opportunity he has. He helped us considerably getting started in a two-minute drill; that was a big plus.”

While it did not happen, the Giants could make the case for having two nominees this week as they became the first team to have rookies with at least 130 rushing yards (Williams) and 130 receiving yards (Odell Beckham Jr.) in the same game.

Speaking of Beckham, he won the award two weeks ago for his 10 receptions, 146 yards, and two touchdowns in a prime-time game against Dallas, which included “The Catch.” Beckham went on to be named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month for November.

Fans can vote for Williams by CLICKING HERE through Friday at 3 p.m. ET. The winner will be announced later that day on NFL Total Access on NFL Network and on NFL.com.

>> VOTE RB ANDRE WILLIAMS FOR ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

Here is a look at the Week 14 nominees:

Andre Williams, New York Giants
Williams had 24 carries for 131 yards and a touchdown in the Giants' 36-7 win against the Tennessee Titans.

Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders
Carr completed 22 of 28 passes for 254 yards with three touchdowns for a 140.2 passer rating in the Raiders' 24-13 win against the San Francisco 49ers.

Teddy Bridgewater, Minnesota Vikings
Bridgewater passed for 309 yards and two touchdowns for a 117.7 passer rating in the Vikings' 30-24 overtime win against the New York Jets.

Bene' Benwikere, Carolina Panthers
Benwikere had eight tackles, two passes defensed and an interception in the Panthers' 41-10 win over the New Orleans Saints.

Martavis Bryant, Pittsburgh Steelers
Bryant had four catches for 109 yards and a 94-yard touchdown catch in the Steelers' 42-21 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.