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Redskins Quarterback Kirk Cousins Named NFC Offensive Player Of The Month


Passing for more than 1,000 yards while collecting eight touchdowns to interceptions during the Redskins' three games in November, Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins has been named NFC Offensive Player of the Month.

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins has been named NFC Offensive Player of the Month for the month of November, the NFL announced on Thursday.

In three games during the month against the Minnesota Vikings, Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys, Cousins went 84-of-116 and threw for 1,086 yards with eight touchdowns and no interceptions.

Cousins also recorded at least a 110 passer rating in all three games and his 362.0 passing yards per game led all NFL quarterbacks in the month of November.

Against the Vikings in Week 10 action, Cousins connected on 22-of-33 passes for 262 yards and three touchdowns to no interceptions, leading the Redskins to a 26-20 comeback victory.

Seven days later against the Packers on Sunday Night Football, Cousins lit up Green Bay's defense to the tune of 374 yards and three touchdowns in a 42-24 victory.

While the Redskins were unable to defeat the Cowboys four days later in a Thursday afternoon matchup on Thanksgiving, Cousins kept Washington in the contest late, as he threw for 449 yards and three touchdowns while completing more than 77 percent of his attempts.

"I think the dropback 53 times and have no turnovers it shows some growth and some improvement," Cousins said after the Cowboys game. "It takes everybody. It takes  great coaching; Bill Callahan and those guys. It take great play calling from Sean [McVay] and those guys to be in a position to be successful. I've got to get the ball out of my hand and not hold on to it. But the offensive line ultimately has to hold up a pass rush that has to be pretty good."

This is the second time that Cousins has earned the award, as he was also named NFC Offensive Player of the Month in December 2015.

Kirk Cousins has been named the NFC Offensive Player of the Month for November. Check out these images from the past month.

He joins linebacker Wilber Marshall – who earned NFC Defensive Player of the Month honors in October 1991 and October 1992 – as the only players in team history to win multiple Player of the Month awards.

Cousins is also the second Redskins player to win an NFC Player of the Month award this season, as kicker Dustin Hopkins was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Month in September.

Redskins players have won 15 Player of the Month Awards all-time, including seven from the offensive side.

Along with Cousins, running back Clinton Portis (October 2008), quarterback Todd Collins (December 2007), running back Terry Allen (October 1996), Clark (November 1991) and running back Earnest Byner (December 1990) have earned NFC Offensive Player of the Month awards during their time with the Redskins.

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