The Los Angeles Rams had been shut out of the NFL’s weekly awards through two weeks of the 2016 NFL Regular Season.
Every week at NFL.com, the league nominates three players each for the FedEx Air and Ground Players of the Week, given to the respective “best” QBs and RBs from that week of play, five players for the Pepsi Rookie of the week, and five players for the Castrol Edge Clutch Performer of the week.
Finally in Week 3, the Rams made an appearance.
For coming up big with the final stop of the game, DE Robert Quinn was among the five nominees for Week 3. His competition:
- Washington Football LB Su’a Cravens: Late interception helped ensure Football’s two-point win over the Giants.
- Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi: His OT touchdown run won the game for Miami against Cleveland.
- Baltimore Ravens K Justin Tucker: His fourth field goal of the game, a 54-yarder, put the Ravens ahead for good against Jacksonville.
- Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton: If QB Andrew Luck needed a huge play to jumpstart his season, perhaps Hilton’s 63-yard game-winning TD was it.