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Zuerlein Named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week

Posted Nov 15, 2017

For the second time this season, K Greg Zuerlein has been named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week after a strong performance against the Texans.

The accolades continue to keep coming for Los Angeles, as kicker Greg Zuerlein has been named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week after a strong performance against Houston.

Zuerlein connected on four field goals — from 27, 33, 50, and 33-yards out — and three extra points in Sunday’s 33-7 victory. With the seven successful kicks, Zuerlein now leads the league with 114 points — 29 field goals and 30 extra points.

With Sunday’s third field goal, Zuerlein set a new career high with 27 successful attempts. That will only go up as Los Angeles’ season continues.

Averaging 12.7 points per game, Zuerlein is currently on pace to score 201.6 points in 16 games. That would shatter not only the league’s points scored by a kicker — 166, set by San Francisco’s David Akers in 2011 — but also the 186-point overall record set by Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson back in 2006.

This is Zuerlein’s second Player of the Week award this season. He previously earned the honor after kicking seven successful field goals and two extra points against Dallas in Week 4. Zuerlein was also the NFC Special Teams Player of the Month for October.

Los Angeles has now been awarded six NFC Player of the Week awards. Quarterback Jared Goff, running back Todd Gurley, cornerback Trumaine Johnson, and kick returner Pharoh Cooper have also received the honor. Additionally, Gurley was the NFC Offensive Player of the Month for September.