Cassel Named AFC Offensive Player Of The Month

For just the second time in franchise history, a Kansas City Chiefs quarterback has been named AFC Offensive Player of the Month.  Steve DeBerg was the first in 1990 and Larry Johnson was the last player to win the award in 2005.

Cassel (6-4, 230) completed 90 of 144 passes (62.5%) for 1,111 yards with 12 TDs and only one INT for a 111.2 passer rating in November.  His 12 TD passes led the league during the month, while his passer rating ranked third in the NFL over that span.  He has recorded three straight games with a 100.0+ rating and produced a pair of games with four TD passes in November.  Cassel threw for a career-high 469 yards at Denver (12/5).  He currently leads the NFL with a 6.81 TD percentage (min. 250 attempts) on the season.  Cassel also has a +18 touchdown-to-interception differential, the second-best mark in the NFL.

As much as he deserves it for how well he has played as of late, it means so much more considering just how shaky he looked early in the season.  That’s not to say he’s been perfect, but you can see that his confidence just continues to rise every week.  There’s no way he completes that fade late in the Seahawks game down the sideline to Dwayne Bowe in Week 2.

Speaking of Bowe, he is putting on one of the more impressive displays you will ever see from a wide receiver.  I think you can make a pretty good argument that he is just as — if not more — deserving of the honor than Cassel.  And we haven’t even mentioned Jamaal Charles…

Either way, it’s a good problem to have when your offense has players performing at the highest level at three different positions at the same time.

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