The NFL has been handing out AFC and NFC Player of the Month awards, four months a season, since 1986. Never has a tight end been named player of the month. Until today, when Jimmy Graham of the Saints was named NFC Offensive Player of the Month. Graham finished September with 27 catches for 458 yards, for a decidedly un-tight-end-like average of 17.0 yards a catch. His six touchdowns put him in a tie with Adrian Peterson and Wes Welker for the league lead, and he currently ranks second in the NFL in receiving yards and eighth in the NFL in catches.