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Player Of The Month Honor For David Johnson

Running back's five-game stretch in October earns him NFC award


Cardinals running back David Johnson was named NFC Offensive Player of the Month.

The Cardinals have turned their offense over to David Johnson, and the running back has not disappointed.

The NFL has noticed too, and after a huge October, Johnson was named NFC Offensive Player of the Month Wednesday.

Over five games, Johnson piled up 488 yards rushing and another 238 yards receiving on 25 receptions. He had

 three 100-yard rushing games and scored five touchdowns. His 726 scrimmage yards led the NFL.

At one point, Johnson said "I feel unstoppable, basically. Especially with the help of the guys blocking."

Johnson leads the NFL with 1,112 yards from scrimmage this season – 705 rushing and 407 receiving. He also has eight touchdowns. He has gained at least 100 yards from scrimmage in eight straight games, the longest such active stretch in the NFL and the longest streak in franchise history.

It was Johnson's second monthly award since reaching the NFL. Last year he was named the NFL's Rookie of the Month for December/January.

There have been two other Offensive Player of the Month award given to Cardinals, both quarterbacks: Neil Lomax in 1988 and Boomer Esiason in 1996. Safety Kwamie Lassiter (2001) and safety Tyrann Mathieu (2015) won it for defense, while kicker Neil Rackers (twice in 2005), punt returner Patrick Peterson (2011) and gunner Justin Bethel (2014) won it for special teams.

Images of Cardinals RB David Johnson jumping over Panthers CB Robert McClain

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