EJ Manuel voted NFL Rookie of the Week

Posted Sep 20, 2013

EJ Manuel has been voted as the NFL's Rookie of the Week for Week 2

Days after his first NFL win, rookie QB EJ Manuel has been voted as the Pepsi Next NFL Rookie of the Week by fans.

Manuel went 27-of-39 for 296 yards and the game-winning TD to lead a 24-23 fourth-quarter comeback against the Carolina Panthers at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Trailing 23-17 with 1:38 remaining, Manuel led an inspiring eight-play 80-yard drive, capped by a two-yard touchdown to Stevie Johnson with two seconds to go.

“We knew the situation,” said Manuel afterwards. "I didn’t feel nervous or anything like that. We’ve practiced it time and time again. I’ve been in two minute situations before, not just in the NFL in practice, but in college and we’ve won games like that before. You’ve just got to go out there and operate the offense."

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Manuel and the Bills make their first road trip of the 2013 season on Sunday against the New York Jets. Kickoff is set for 4:25 p.m. ET.