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Former Ohio State Quarterback C.J. Stroud Wins AFC Offensive Player Of The Week

By January 10, 2024 (1:11 pm)Football

Former Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for the final week of the regular season, his second time receiving the honor this year.

He was 20-of-26 passing for 264 yards and two touchdowns while leading a game-winning drive to send the Houston Texans to the playoffs for the first time since 2019, winning the AFC South. On that drive, he was a perfect 7-f-7 passing for 82 yards before running back Devin Singletary found the end zone for the score and the lead.

In the first quarter of the win over the Indianapolis Colts, he threw a 75-yard touchdown to former Michigan wide receiver Nico Collins, a pass that travelled over 60 yards in the air before falling into the arms of Collins.

Stroud finishes the regular season with 4,108 yards and 23 touchdowns with just five interceptions, missing two games along the way, in a campaign which has earned him heavy consideration in the NFL Rookie of the Year award race.

With his performance, Stroud finds himself in good company, becoming just the third player in NFL history to lead the NFL in passing yards per game and touchdown-interception ratio in the same season, joining Joe Montana and Tom Brady.

The Texans will host a playoff game against the Cleveland Browns on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. on NBC.

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