Marcus Mariota named AFC Offensive Player of the Month

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota has been named AFC Offensive Player of the Month for the month of November.

Mariota completed 86-of-130 passes for 1,124 yards with 11 touchdowns, two interceptions and a 115.0 passer rating in four games — against the Chargers, Packers, Colts and Bears. He also rushed for 89 yards and a touchdown.

In November, Mariota ranked first in passer rating, passing yards, touchdown passes and yards per attempt (8.65).

Mariota's 115.0 passer rating in November was the fourth best in franchise history by a player in any calendar month, trailing only Dan Pastorini's 120.8 in November 1979, Warren Moon's 119.1 in November 1990 and Steve McNair's 115.3 in December 2001.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was named AFC Offensive Player of the Month in October, and Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount was named AFC Player of the Month in September.

Mariota's the first Titans player to win a player of the month award since Darius Reynaud was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month in September 2012. Mariota's the first Titans player to win AFC Offensive Player of the Month since running back Chris Johnson won it in November 2009.

Mariota's been on quite a roll.

On the season, Mariota already has thrown for 2,998 passing yards, with 25 touchdowns vs only eight interceptions. His passer rating is 101.9.

In the past eight games Mariota has 21 touchdowns vs. only three interceptions. He's thrown at least two touchdown passes in eight consecutive games, and is now the third player in franchise history with 25 touchdowns in a season. He's the first since Moon did it in 1990. Mariota joins Moon (1990) and Steve McNair (2002, 2003) as only quarterbacks in franchise history to win the Offensive Player of the Month award.

TitansOnline.com looks back at Marcus Mariota's outstanding performance in November of 2016. (AP Photos)

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