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Case Keenum Named NFC Offensive Player of the Month

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Vikings quarterback Case Keenum has been named NFC Offensive Player of the Month for November.

Keenum completed 69 of 97 passes (71.1 percent) for 866 yards and threw seven touchdowns against two interceptions for a passer rating of 114.0 in three games (all wins).

The offseason free agent signee improved to 7-2 as a starter with Minnesota as the Vikings closed the month by winning their seventh in a row on Thanksgiving.

Keenum completed 21 of 30 passes for 282 yards with two touchdowns and added a 9-yard rushing score in the Vikings 30-23 win over the Lions.

Just four days earlier, he completed 27 of 38 passes for 280 yards with a touchdown (passer rating of 100.8) in a 24-7 win against the Rams.

Keenum opened the month by completing 21 of 29 passes and throwing four touchdowns to pace a 38-30 victory in Washington on Nov. 12.

The Vikings bye fell on Nov. 5 in Week 9.

The selection of Keenum piggybacks Everson Griffen being named NFC Defensive Player of the Month* *for October.

It is the fourth time in the history of the awards that the Vikings have gone back-to-back:

1999 Cris Carter November and John Randle December

1997 Jake Reed September and John Randle October

1994 Jack Del Rio September and Anthony Parker October

The Vikings (9-2) visit the defending NFC Champion Atlanta Falcons (7-4) and 2016 NFL MVP Matt Ryan on Sunday.

VIKINGS NAMED NFC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE MONTH

1995 Warren Moon November

1997 Jake Reed September

1998 Randall Cunningham October

1999 Cris Carter November

2000 Robert Smith November

2003 Daunte Culpepper September

2004 Daunte Culpepper October

2009 Brett Favre November

2012 Adrian Peterson December

2015 Adrian Peterson November

2017 Case Keenum November

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