Good news for rookie running back Giovani Beranrd, who picked up what hopes to be the first of many awards from the NFL:
Giovani Bernard has been voted as the Pepsi next rookie of the week
— Joe Reedy (@joereedy) September 27, 2013
Not all news is good news though, as linebacker Vontaze Burfict has been fined $31,000 for two infractions against the Green Bay Packers.
He was fined $21,000 for a hit to the head and neck area of a defenseless receiver and $10,000 for hitting an opposing player below the belt.
The hit on the receiver came when Burfict hit James Jones as he was making a catch in the second quarter, and was flagged for unnecessary roughness.
Later in the game, Burflict hit Packers tight end Ryan Taylor with a low blow on an extra point try in the third quarter. Taylor retaliated with a shove, which the officials saw and penalized.