ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Phillip Lindsay turned another strong performance into another set of award nominations.
The rookie running back was named a finalist for Rookie of the Week and FedEx Air & Ground Player of the Week awards on Tuesday after his Week 2 performance.
Lindsay totaled 107 rushing yards on 14 carries and added another 4-yard reception against the Oakland Raiders in a 20-19 comeback win. The former Colorado Buffalo is the first undrafted player in NFL history to total more than 100 yards from scrimmage in each of his first two games.
Lindsay's performance on Sunday was punctuated by a 53-yard first-half run in which he evaded several Raiders defenders and brought Denver's offense all the way to the edge of the red zone.
For Rookie of the Week honors, Lindsay will compete against Jets quarterback Sam Darnold, Giants running back Saquon Barkley, Colts linebacker Darius Leonard and Chargers safety Derwin James.
His competition in FedEx's "Ground" category is limited to San Francisco's Matt Breida and Atlanta's Tevin Coleman.