Brian Orakpo is one of five Rookie of The Week nominees. The linebacker from Texas had six tackles and 1.5 sacks in Washington’s 27-17 victory over Denver.
Orakpo’s seven sacks are a Redskins rookie record surpassing the previous mark of six held by tackle Dean Hamel (1985) and linebacker Andre Collins (1990).
The other nominees are Eagles receiver Jerome Maclin, Cardinals running back Beanie Wells, Bengals return man Bernard Scott and Packers linebacker Clay Matthews.
— David Elfin