Top five rookies from Week 12 of the 2023 NFL season
November 29, 2023
Week 12 of the 2023 National Football League regular season is now complete. Here are the top five offensive performances by rookies on winning teams.
5) Jayden Reed
The Green Bay Packers rookie wide receiver from Chicago, Illinois had four catchers for 34 receiving yards and one touchdown on American Thanksgiving Thursday in a 29-22 Packers win over the Detroit Lions. Reed’s touchdown catch was for 10 yards and opened the scoring with two minutes and 44 seconds into the game. Reed was the Packers’s second round pick, 50th overall, after playing last year with Michigan State.
4) Tommy DeVito
The New York Giants quarterback from Livingston, New Jersey was number one last week. This past Sunday DeVito won his second straight game guiding the Giants to a 10-7 win over the New England Patriots. He completed 17 of 25 passes for 191 passing yards and one touchdown, along with six rushing yards. DeVito’s touchdown pass was for 12 yards and went to Isaiah Hodgins of San Jose, California with one minute and 53 seconds left in the first half to open the scoring.
3) Rashee Rice
The Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania had eight catches for 107 receiving yards and one touchdown in a 31-17 Chiefs win over the Las Vegas Raiders. Rice’s touchdown catch was from reigning Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes. It was a 39-yard pass and came one minute and 20 seconds into the fourth quarter. At the time, the Chiefs went up 28-17. With the win, the Chiefs improve to 8-3 and continue to lead the AFC East.
2) Zay Flowers
The Baltimore Ravens wide receiver from Fort Lauderdale, Florida had five catches for 25 yards and one touchdown, along with a 37-yard run for a major score in a 20-10 Ravens win over the Los Angeles Chargers. This was Flowers’s first multi-touchdown game of his career. With the win, the Ravens improve to a record of nine wins and three losses.
1) Bijan Robinson
The Atlanta Falcons running back from Tucson, Arizona also had a two-touchdown day. The eighth overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft had 16 rushes for 91 yards and one touchdown, along with three catches for 32 receiving yards and another major score as Atlanta beat New Orleans 24-15.