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Kirk Cousins Named NFC Offensive Player of the Month

OFFENSIVE Keith Allison


For the second time in two season’s Kirk Cousins wins NFC Offensive Player of the Month

Kirk Cousins continued his assault on the Redskins record books this morning, becoming the first player in Redskins history to win the NFC Offensive Player of the Month award twice. Last year, Cousins also won the award in December as he led the Redskins to a NFC East division title.

For the month of November, Kirk Cousins threw for nearly 1,100 yards (1,086) in three games, eight touchdowns, and no interceptions. Cousins’ posted a passer rating of at least 110.0 in three consecutive starts. The former Michigan State product also averaged 362 passing yards per game, which led all NFL quarterbacks in November. More importantly the Redskins went 2-1 throughout the month.

Against the Minnesota Vikings, Cousins had one of his more efficient games of the season going 22/33 with 262 yards and two touchdowns. A week later against Green Bay, Cousins had his best game of the season throwing for 375 yards and three touchdowns, while averaging 12.5 yards per completion. His 145.8 quarterback rating against the Packers is a season-high.

Although Washington lost in Dallas on Thanksgiving, Kirk Cousins was a huge reason as to why the Redskins where able to stay in the game. Cousins completed 41 of 53 passes good enough for a 77.4 completion percentage. His 449 yards was his second largest output to date, and he also threw three touchdowns to zero interceptions and wasn’t sacked.

As the Redskins head into December clinging to the last playoff spot in the NFC, the play of Kirk Cousins will be crucial to the postseason aspirations in Washington. Cousins is peaking at the right time and appears to be streaking as he did in the second half of 2015. If Cousins continues his strong play, he at least deserves some consideration for the NFL’s MVP award.