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Patrick Mahomes Named AFC Offensive Player of the Month

Mahomes threw for 1,110 yards and eight touchdowns in the month of December

Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (25) and quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) during an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, December 26, 2021 in Kansas City.

The Kansas City Chiefs are the hottest team in football right now, and a big reason behind their recent success has been the performance of quarterback Patrick Mahomes. The 2018 NFL MVP has led the Chiefs to at least 30 points in each of his last three games, and most importantly, Kansas City is undefeated since the middle of October.

Mahomes was recognized for his efforts on Thursday, as he was named the AFC "Offensive Player of the Month" after completing 89-of-130 pass attempts for 1,110 yards and eight touchdowns in December while leading Kansas City to a perfect record. It's worth pointing out, too, that three of those victories took place against divisional opponents.

It all helped the Chiefs become the only team in the AFC to go 4-0 through the past month, and overall, Kansas City owns the longest-active winning streak in the NFL at eight games.

This marks the fourth consecutive year that Mahomes has won the award, as he also took home the honor in 2018 (September), 2019 (September) and 2020 (November). He's the only quarterback to earn a "Player of the Month" award in each of the past four seasons and is one of just three active quarterbacks to be recognized four or more times during their careers, joining Buccaneers' quarterback Tom Brady (11) and Packers' quarterback Aaron Rodgers (10).

Mahomes has thrown for 2,217 yards and 15 touchdowns to just four interceptions during the Chiefs' winning streak, and overall, he currently ranks fifth in the NFL in passing yards (4,310) and fourth in touchdowns (33).

It's certainly been a month to remember, and now with the top overall seed in the AFC in sight, Mahomes will look to keep it going against the Cincinnati Bengals this weekend.