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December 25, 2007 5:08 PM

NFL Rookie Watch: Week 16

Patrick Willis (49ers) - Willis is already one of the best linebackers in the league. He's a shoe-in for defensive player of the year and proved it once again on Sunday. Willis had 20 tackles and 2 sacks. He leads the league with 162 total tackles.

Marshawn Lynch (Bills) - Lynch accounted for 112 of the Bills 244 total yards in their loss to the Giants. Lynch eclipsed 1,000 rushing yards. Lynch is just 90 rushing yards away from the Bills rookie rushing record (Greg Bell - 1,100).

Leon Hall (Bengals) - Hall helped spoil the Browns' chances of the playoffs by intercepting his fifth pass of the season. The interception led to a late first half touchdown and a 19-0 lead. Hall is tied with Reggie Nelson for the rookie lead.

Dwayne Bowe (Chiefs)
- Another great game for Bowe, but the Chiefs were handed their eighth straight loss. Bowe had 8 receptions for 97 yards and yet another amazing catch in the endzone. Bowe is now just 18 yards short of 1,000 receiving yards.

Darius Walker (Texans)
- Walker had 110 total yards and accounted for all 66 of the Texans rushing yards. Unfortunately, the Texans were playing Peyton Manning who improves to 11-1 against the Texans.

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