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Sam Bradford, Offensive Rookie Of The Year? Results Tonight

Ndamukong Suh was named the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year last night, whatever that means, but the big-deal awards are handed out tonight—NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year chief among them for St. Louis Rams fans, who've been touting Sam Bradford as the likely winner since Week 1. 

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Bradford has some that most every rookie quarterback in NFL history would envy—3512 yards and 18 touchdowns in particular—although his interceptions (15) and, more pressingly, the Rams' incredibly risk-averse offense take some of the shine off those numbers. His 6.0 yards per attempt led the Rams to the third-lowest Y/A in the NFL, ahead of only the Arizona Cardinals and the Carolina Panthers. But Bradford started all 16 games, and he did it with an offense and an offensive scheme that gave him few chances to go downfield. 

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The numbers are almost beyond the point if you're just trying to handicap the likely winner, though; Bradford has the counting stats, the draft position, the storyline, and the future all pointing in his direction.

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