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Quarterback Kirk Cousins named NFC offensive player of the month

Posted at 1:19 PM, Jan 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-07 13:23:59-05

WASHINGTON – Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins has been named NFC’s offensive player of the month, after leading his team to a 4-1 record in December and January.

It is Cousins’ first Player of the Month award in his career and the first for a Redskins quarterback since Todd Collins won the award in December 2007.

In the two months that the team was 4-1, Cousins threw 1,379 yards and had 13 touchdowns.

He led the NFL with a 127.3 passer rating in those games and was the only quarterback in the NFL with a 100-plus passer rating in all five games.

The Redskins face Green Bay in a NFC Wild Card game Sunday, at FedExField. The Redskins surged to the NFC East title, with a 38-24 victory over the Eagles in Philadelphia.