Keep the awards coming for the Miami Dolphins.
NFL announced on Thursday that the Dolphins’ “Cheetah” Tyreek Hill would be recognized as October’s AFC Offensive Player of the Month for his stellar performance throughout the month.
Dolphins Stay on Top
Hill is the first Dolphins non-quarterback to win the AFC Offensive Player of the Month. He follows his quarterback, Tua Tagovailoa, who won the honor in September which also gave the team its first back-to-back AFC Offensive Player of the Month awards. Tagovailoa was also the first Dolphins player to win the title in over 30 years.
The Dolphins are very familiar with receiving AFC Player of The __ honors as Tua was AFC Offensive Player of the Week in Week 1, De’Von Achane in Week 3, and Raheem Mostert in Week 5.
Hill led the AFC in receiving yards in the month of October with 602, 114 more than any other AFC player. His 16.7 yards per reception was the highest of any AFC player with at least 20 receptions, while his four receiving touchdowns tied him for third in the conference.
The Dolphins are just the fourth team since 2000 to join alongside two different players to win consecutive awards in the same season, joining the 2022 Kansas City Chiefs (Patrick Mahomes in November, Jerick McKinnon in December), the 2016 New England Patriots (LeGarrette Blount in September, Tom Brady in October), and the 2007 Patriots (Tom Brady in October and Randy Moss in November).
The wide receiver also had three 100-yard games, two of them being 150-yard games in October, and caught 3+ passes for 50+ yards in all five games. Hill also has a receiving touchdown in each of his last four games, which is tied for the longest streak in the NFL so far this season.
Hill also became the first player in the Super Bowl era to eclipse 1,000 receiving yards in only eight games this season. He’s just over halfway there to being the first player in NFL history to surpass 2,000 receiving yards; His 1,014 total receiving yards through eight games are fourth-most in NFL history.
The Dolphins lead the NFL in scoring (33.9), total offense (453.3), and passing offense (301.5) with a 6-2 record for the first time since 2001, and that’s thanks largely in part to Hill’s offensives production.
In the last five seasons, Miami has had seven Player of the Month Awards, including two just this year. LB Melvin Ingram was AFC Defensive Player of the Month in September 2022, Jerome Baker was AFC Defensive Player of the Month in December 2021, and Jason Sanders won three AFC Special Teams Player of the Month awards in October and November of 2020, and in December 2019.
This is the first time in Hill’s career that he’s won the AFC Offensive Player of the Month award. In December 2016, he was honored with AFC Special Teams Player of the Month with the Kansas City Chiefs.
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