Robert Griffin III, Alfred Morris nominated for weekly honors

Robert Griffin III and Alfred Morris are both in the running for NFL rookie of the week honors. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III and running back Alfred Morris are nominees for NFL rookie of the week, and Griffin is in the running for two additional weekly awards.

Griffin earned consideration after completing 20 of 28 passes for 311 yards and four touchdowns, with one interception, in a 38-31 victory over Dallas last Thursday. In the same game, Morris rushed for 113 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries.

Other nominees for the award are Indianapolis receiver T.Y. Hilton (33 receiving yards and a touchdown, and 111 yards in punt returns, including a 75-yard return for a touchdown), Cleveland’s Trent Richardson (29 carries for 85 yards and a touchdown) and Miami’s Ryan Tannehill (18 of 26 passes for 253 yards and a touchdown in a 24-21 win over Seattle).

Fans can vote for the winner, which will be announced Friday, by going to nfl.com/rookies. Griffin has won the award four times, including last week.

Griffin also is a nominee for NFL player of the week, with New England’s Tom Brady (18-for-28 passing, 323 yards, three touchdowns in a 49-19 win over the Jets) and New York’s Eli Manning (16-for-30 for249 yards and three touchdowns in a 38-10 win over Green Bay). Fans can vote for the winner at NFL.com/FedEx.

Griffin also was nominated for the moment of the week for leading the Redskins to victory over the Cowboys and Eagles after falling to 3-6 on the year. Tannehill is a nominee as well, along with Ravens running back Ray Rice, who gained 30 yards on fourth-and-29 and helped Baltimore win Sunday. Fans can vote for the winner of this category by going to NFL.com/gmc.

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