EJ Manuel up for NFL Rookie of the Week

Posted Dec 17, 2013

EJ Manuel completed 17-of-24 passes for 193 yards and three total TDs in the win over Jacksonville.

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel is among the nominees for NFL Rookie of the Week, as announced by the League Tuesday morning.

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen, Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell, Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington, and Atlanta Falcons CB Desmond Trufant  join Manuel on the list of candidates.


Manuel threw for 193 yards and two touchdowns and added another on an eight-yard run to lead the Bills to a 27-20 win over Jacksonville. He broke the Bills rookie touchdown pass record with his 11th TD of the season and set the franchise record for completions in a season by a Bills rookie (180). Manuel ended the game with a 105.0 passer rating.

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