Wide receiver A.J. Brown has been named the NFC Offensive Player of the Month for October after an absolutely scintillating five-game stretch during which Brown caught 40 passes for 700 yards and 5 touchdowns.
"A.J. has been on a tremendous tear the last couple games. He's obviously a great player. He's making the most of his opportunities when the ball comes his way. I would imagine that defenses start to even put a little bit more focus and attention on him. And once that happens, I think that's kind of the beauty of our offense is we do have guys who can make plays at a bunch of different spots," Offensive Coordinator Brian Johnson said. "For us achieving that balance of being able to use all five positional players in a manner that's contributing to the offense is obviously the ultimate goal and that can look a little bit different each and every week. So, fortunately for us, A.J. has been playing great and hopefully we continue on that path."
It's the latest in a season-long string of individual honors for the 7-1 Eagles and the first time an Eagle has been named the conference Player of the Month since linebacker Haason Reddick won in December/January of the 2022 season. Quarterback Jalen Hurts was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Month in September of 2022. It's the first Player of the Month award in Brown's Pro Bowl career.
Brown, of course, made NFL history on Sunday when he gained 130 receiving yards against Washington, marking the sixth straight game in which he gained at least 125 receiving yards.
In the five games in October, Brown just tore defenses up. Here are his numbers, game by game, in the 4-1 month for the Eagles:
October 1 vs Washington: 9 receptions, 175 yards, 2 touchdowns
October 8 at Los Angeles: 6 receptions, 127 yards
October 15 at Jets: 7 receptions, 131 yards
October 22 vs Dolphins: 10 receptions, 137 yards, 1 touchdown
October 30 at Washington: 8 receptions, 130 yards, 2 touchdowns
"You've got to be humble in this game. You've got to be able to prove it each and every week. That's what I'm trying to do," Brown said after Sunday's win at Washington. "I'm trying to come in and work and try to be better each and every day."
For the season, Brown has 60 receptions, 939 yards, and five touchdowns. He ranks fourth in the NFL in receptions, second in receiving yards, tied for sixth in touchdowns, second in first downs gained on receptions, and tied for third in receptions of 40-plus yards.
Brown is just the latest Eagle to be recognized for outstanding performance this season. Placekicker Jake Elliott won Special Teams Player of the Week in Weeks 1 and 4, running back D'Andre Swift was named Offensive Player of the Week in Week 2, Brown won NFC Offensive Player of the Week for the first time in his career for his output against the Dolphins, and, on Wednesday, Jalen Hurts was honored as the NFC Offensive Player of the Week following his four-touchdown performance in the come-from-behind win over Washington.