The Philadelphia Eagles had a stellar October, going 4-1 and keeping their lead in the hyper-competitive NFC East. The NFL announced its Players of the Month on Thursday, and a pair of wideouts won on the offensive side of the ball. The NFC’s recipient was Eagles star wide receiver A.J. Brown after he posted monster numbers during October.
Brown dominated for the Eagles last month. The Ole Miss product played in five games during October, snagging 40 passes for 700 yards and five touchdowns.
Philadelphia Eagles: A.J. Brown Dominates the Competition in October
A.J. Brown is on pace for a career season, averaging a career-high 117.4 receiving yards per game. Brown has 60 receptions for 939 yards and five scores through eight games while posting a ludicrous 72.3% catch rate. Brown started October with a bang, taking nine catches for 175 yards and two scores against the Washington Commanders. He followed it up with a six-catch, 127-yard performance against the Los Angeles Rams.
Brown eclipsed 125 yards again in Week 6 against the New York Jets before positing a season-best ten catches against the Miami Dolphins the following Sunday. However, he saved arguably his best performance for Week 8, catching eight passes for 130 yards and two touchdowns in a come-from-behind victory over the Commanders.
A.J. Brown Edges Out Hurts, Cousins, Among Others, for POTM Honors
Teammate Jalen Hurts and Minnesota quarterback Kirk Cousins also had October’s worth of recognition. Hurts tossed ten touchdowns against five interceptions in October but added three rushing scores. He surpassed 300 passing yards in three of five games.
Meanwhile, Cousins posted monster numbers before suffering a torn Achilles in Week 8. The signal caller threw nine touchdowns against three interceptions last month while throwing for a healthy amount of yards.