Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Bucs' Freeman, Barron nominated for weekly honors
TAMPA - Quarterback Josh Freeman and rookie safety Mark Barron have been nominated for weekly awards after helping the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a 38-10 victory against Kansas City Sunday on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium. Freeman, who threw for 328 yards and three touchdowns against the Chiefs, is one of three finalists for the FedEx Air & Ground Player of the Week. Also nominated are Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers, who fired six touchdown passes in a 42-24 triumph at Houston, and Denver's Peyton Manning, who threw for 309 yards and three scores while rallying the Broncos past San Diego 35-24 on Monday night. Barron, a first-round draft pick out of Alabama, posted eight tackles, including two for losses, and added his first NFL interception as the Bucs improved to 2-3 heading into Sunday's home matchup against New Orleans. He is one of five finalists for the Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week award. Fan balloting for both awards ends Friday, when the winners will be announced.