After turning heads—and jumping over them—on Sunday, Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno has been nominated for the Week 15 FedEx Ground Player of the Week award on NFL.com.
Against the Baltimore Ravens, Moreno rushed 22 times for 118 yards and a score. His competition in the voting this week is Houston’s Arian Foster and Minnesota’s Adrian Peterson—he’s in good company.
“I’ve said it many times, my hat’s off to him,” Coach John Fox said on Monday. “He (has) kept working. This game’s about getting your opportunity and then taking advantage of it when you get it. I think he’s done an excellent job.”
Moreno has now rushed for 100-plus yards in consecutive weeks for the first time in his career. This also marks the second consecutive week Moreno has been nominated for a rushing award on NFL.com.
Over the past two weeks, Moreno has gained 363 yards from scrimmage and has scored twice. On Sunday, he’ll face a 19th-ranked Cleveland Browns defense that has allowed over 120 yards on the ground per game this season. Keep on runnin’, Knowshon.