Voting Begins for Week 7 Pepsi NEXT NFL Rookie of the Week (Virtual Card Gallery)

October 23, 2013


Want to know who gets just as excited as Panini America and NFL collectors about NFL Rookie performances each week during the season? Pepsi NEXT with its NFL Rookie of the Week initiative. So it comes as no surprise that once again this season — for the third straight year — Panini America and Pepsi would join forces to help promote Pepsi NEXT Rookie of the Week voting and Panini America NFL Rookie trading cards.

The payoff for collectors and NFL fans everywhere will be some sweet virtual cards that will be highlighted on the NFL Facebook page each week in a special Pepsi NEXT Rookie of the Week gallery, as well as across social media platforms and Each week during the 2013 NFL season, Panini America will feature the five Pepsi NEXT Rookie of the Week Nominees in a different Panini America football card design. (Stay tuned to The Knights Lance, the Panini America Facebook page and the Panini America Twitter account to find out about new Panini America designs and what weeks they will be incorporated into the Pepsi Rookie of the Week promotion.

Now for the fun stuff!

Vote for the NFL Pepsi NEXT Rookie of the Week each week during the 2013 NFL regular season. Then share the virtual card image of the Pepsi NEXT Rookie of the Week Nominee you voted for on Twitter. Be sure to use the #PepsiROW hash tag and mention @PaniniAmerica to be eligible to win prizes throughout the season.

We’ll have more details as the season progresses. But for now, here are your Week 7 nominees for Pepsi NEXT Rookie of the Week:

  • Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy had 108 total yards (82 rushing, 26 receiving) and scored a touchdown in the Packers’ 31-13 win over the Cleveland Browns.
  • New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith tallied 233 passing yards, 32 rushing yards and had two touchdowns (one passing, one rushing) in the Jets’ 30-27 overtime victory against the New England Patriots.
  • Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed posted nine receptions for 134 yards and a touchdown in the Redskins’ 45-41 victory over the Chicago Bears.
  • Buffalo Bills cornerback Nickell Robey recorded two tackles, three passes defensed and an interception-return touchdown in the Bills’ 23-21 defeat of the Miami Dolphins.
  • San Diego Chargers offensive tackle D.J. Fluker switched from right to left tackle during the game and helped block for an offense that set Chargers’ season highs with 158 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns in a 24-6 victory against the Jacksonville Jaguars.