Alexander Named NFC Player of the Month

Running back Shaun Alexander of the Seattle Seahawks was named the NFL's Offensive Player of the Month for November, the league announced today.

Alexander was a vital cog for a Seattle offense that averaged 28.8 points per game in November, as the Seahawks finished the month with a 4-0 record and seven consecutive wins overall, the second-longest winning streak in franchise history. Alexander rushed for 563 yards, averaging 140.8 yards per contest. His eighth touchdown of the month came in a 24-21 overtime win last Sunday against the Giants and was his 20th of 2005, joining Marshall Faulk (2000-01), Priest Holmes (2002-03), and Emmitt McNeil (1994-95) as the only players in NFL history with multiple 20-TD seasons.

Alexander rushed for 173 yards on November 6 in a 33-19 win at Arizona, scoring two touchdowns. The following week he sparked a season sweep of the Rams, rushing for three touchdowns and 165 yards in the 31-16 win. A 115-yard, two touchdown effort in a 27-25 win at San Francisco on November 20 was his eighth consecutive 100-yard game against division foes, joining Marcus Allen (1985-86), Freeman McNeil (1984-85) and Walter Payton (1976-77) for the longest such streak since 1970.

Alexander is a six-year veteran from Alabama, and this is his first career Player of the Month award.


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