The NFL named Houston Texans Deshaun Watson the AFC Offensive Player of the Month for October.
This marks Watson’s second Player of the Month award in his NFL career after winning as a rookie in October of 2017. He is one of 10 Texans to earn AFC Player of the Month honors and the third offensive player in team history, joining Andre Johnson (2008, 2012) and Arian Foster (2010, 2011). This marks the 18th time a Texan has won in franchise history and the first since Ka’imi Fairbairn in December of 2018.
In October, Watson was 108-for-148 passing (73.0 percent) for 1,293 passing yards (8.74 yards per attempt), 10 passing touchdowns and a 110.6 passer rating. He also ran for 167 yards and two touchdowns while leading the Texans to a 3-1 record. Watson led the AFC in passing yards and passing touchdowns while ranking second in completions, yards per attempt and passer rating. He also ranked second among AFC quarterbacks in rushing yards and tied for first in rushing touchdowns.
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Watson led the AFC with 10 passing touchdowns in October while no other AFC quarterback had over six. He also led the Texans to 134 points scored in the month, which led the NFL, and 1,843 total net yards, which led the AFC. Watson threw three-or-more touchdown passes in two October games (Week 5 and Week 8) and posted over 300 passing yards twice (Week 5 and Week 7). He became the first player in NFL history to have at least 15 passing touchdowns (16) and five rushing touchdowns (five) in his team’s first eight games of a season.
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