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NFL's players, rookies of the month for October

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By PFW staff

The NFL announced its players and rookies of the month for October.

Rams QB Sam Bradford (offensive) and Lions DT Ndamukong Suh (defensive) were named the NFL's rookies of the month. Bradford's Rams won 3-of-5 games in October, including a big upset of San Diego, and he has not thrown an interception in three consecutive games. Suh leads all rookies and defensive tackles with 6½ sacks.

Falcons WR Roddy White was named the NFC's offensive player of the month, Giants DE Osi Umenyiora the NFC's defensive player of the month and Lions RS Stefan Logan the NFC's special-teams player of the month.

White leads the league with 54 receptions, even after having a bye in Week Eight. He is averaging 106.7 receiving yards per game.

Umenyiora has regained his form and is dominating opposing offensive lines. He is second in the NFL with eight sacks, collecting seven of those in the month of October.

Logan, a second-year speedster, took a kick 105 yards for a TD in the Lions' 44-6 win over the Rams.

Chargers QB Philip Rivers was named the AFC's offensive player of the month, Titans S Michael Griffin the AFC's defensive player of the month and Dolphins PK Dan Carpenter the AFC's special-teams player of the month.

Rivers leads the league in passing yards, setting an NFL record for the most yards thrown through the first eight games — 2,649.

Griffin picked off a pass in four games in a row through October, with last Sunday's loss to the Titans the only October game in which he did not record an interception.

Carpenter has kicked five field goals in each of the last two games, being the main source of points for a Dolphins team that is struggling to find the endzone.

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