NFL Names AFC Players of the Month

The NFL revealed its AFC Player of the Month for October Thursday morning, and they include an established superstar running back and a young defensive lineman finally making a name for himself. On offense, Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry takes home the honors for his 563 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns. The seventh-year back notched four consecutive 100+ yard rushing efforts, and his 107.9 rushing yards per game currently lead the league. Performances like that have become the norm for Henry: he has averaged an incredible 114.3 rushing yards per game since 2019. 

On defense, New York Jets defensive lineman Quinnen Williams earns recognition for a sensational five weeks that included 4.5 sacks and 23 tackles. The fourth-year tackle has been the centrepiece of a surprising Jets defense that has allowed the sixth-fewest yards in the league and led the team to a 5-3 record. If he keeps up his current level of play, he could be in line for a massive extension following this season. 

As for special teams, Titans punter Ryan Stonehouse wins for an impressive 51.7 average on his 20 punts. His clutch kicks have helped the Titans win four straight games despite a struggling offense that managed a mere 273 total yards per game over that span. 
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