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Patrick Mahomes named AFC offensive player of the month

Kansas City Chiefs v Tampa Bay Buccaneers Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

On Friday, the NFL announced that Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has been named the AFC’s offensive player of the month for November.

Mahomes started four games during the month, completing 132 passes on 181 attempts (72.9%) for 1,598 yards, 14 touchdowns and only one interception. With a touchdown rate of 7.7% (and an interception rate of just 0.6%), that was good for a passer rating of 123.1. Mahomes was sacked just four times for 17 yards and rushed nine times for 50 yards — five of those carries good for first downs.

Mahomes had already been named the AFC’s offensive player of the week after his performance against the New York Jets in the first week of November, in which he was 31 of 42 for 416 yards and five touchdowns.

This is the third time Mahomes has won the monthly award. He also received it in September 2018 — his first month as an NFL starting quarterback — and in September 2019.

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt was named the AFC defensive player of the month for November. Miami Dolphins placekicker Jason Sanders was won the award for special teams. In the NFC, the league picked Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook on offense, New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Wake on defense and Atlanta Falcons placekicker Younghoe Koo on special teams.