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October 22, 2007 7:55 PM

NFL Rookie Watch: Week 7

Calvin Johnson (Lions)- Led the Lions with 37 receiving yards. No, that’s not a typo. The Lions “high-powered” offense’s leading receiver had just 37 yards. Johnson also rushed for a 32 yard touchdown, although it didn’t look like 4.32 40 speed.

Adrian Peterson (Vikings)
- Alright, this looks more like rookie numbers…Peterson had 12 carries for 63 yards and a touchdown and fumbled once. Have to question the play-calling though. Peterson had just one carry in the 4th quarter in a game that was tied at 14-14. Forget rookie, he leads the NFL in rushing. You have to get him the ball.

Ted Ginn Jr. (Dolphins)- With the release of Chris Chambers, Ginn will get more balls his way. On Sunday he caught 3 for 37 yards. He had had just 3 receptions through the Dolphins first 6 games.

Patrick Willis (49ers)- Willis had 13 tackles (11 solo) in the 49ers loss to the Giants. That’s his fourth game with double digit tackles. He leads all rookies with 63 tackles and is 15 tackles ahead of the second highest rookie total (Darrelle Revis)

Marshawn Lynch (Bills)
- Lynch’s numbers never look THAT impressive but 98 total yards against this Ravens defense is impressive. The Ravens are averaging 71.9 rushing yards per game and Lynch had 84.

Dwayne Bowe (Chiefs)- Bowe led the Chiefs in receiving yet again with 84 yards on 3 catches, including a 58 yard strike that set up the game-winning touchdown. He is destroying all other rookies in receptions (29) and receiving yards (499)

Greg Olsen (Bears)
–Another strong performance for Olsen. He had 4 catches for 48 yards. That makes 3 straight games with 4 or more receptions.

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