Packers P Tim Masthay was named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week on Wednesday for his performance against the N.Y. Jets last Sunday.
Per the NFL press release:
- Masthay punted eight times, placing five inside his opponent’s 20-yard line, for a gross average of 44.0 yards and a career-best 41.5-yard net average in Green Bay’s 9-0 win at the New York Jets.
- With five punts dropped inside the 20, Masthay tied a single-game franchise record (stat kept since 1976), tying DAVID BEVERLY, who accomplished the feat on October 8, 1978, against Chicago.
- The Jets did not register any punt-return yardage, and their best starting field position following a punt was their own 23-yard line.
- In his first season from Kentucky, this is Masthay’s first career Player of the Week Award. He is the second punter in franchise history to win NFC Special Teams Player of the Week, joining CRAIG HENTRICH (Week 11, 1994).
Masthay also is the fourth Green Bay player to win a weekly award this season. K Mason Crosby won on special teams in Week 1, LB Clay Matthews on defense in Week 2, and CB Charles Woodson on defense in Week 4.
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