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Examining the Rams' other top special teams performances from the 2019 season

Earlier this month, highlighted Pro Football Focus' (PFF) highest-graded Rams special teams player, tight end Johnny Mundt.

This week, we're taking a broader look at other noteworthy performances by him and his teammates throughout the season. In the third of a three part series, here's a look at notable games put together by L.A.'s special teams players according to data compiled by PFF.

Top-graded individual performances

Kicker Greg Zuerlein: Week 4 vs. Tampa Bay, 82.4 field goal grade. He made both of his field goal attempts, including a long of 58, as well as all four of his extra point attempts.

Punter Johnny Hekker: Week 11 vs. Chicago, 70.4 punting grade. He averaged 54.8 yards per attempt – second-most in a single game for him this past season – on six attempts. His longest punt went for 67 yards, third-highest in a game this past season. None of those six punts were returned by the opposing team, either, and he matched his best hang-time in a game at 4.59 seconds.

Punt and kick returner JoJo Natson: Week 10 at Pittsburgh, 67.2 overall return grade. Natson saw a season-high seven opportunities to return punts and kickoffs combined. His 94 total yards off kickoff returns against the Steelers was most in a single game for him this past season.

Safety Nick Scott: Week 11 vs. Chicago, 78.7 special teams grade. The unit's Iron Man, Scott played a team-high 360 special teams snaps in 2019 while also collecting a team-best seven tackles. He was most heavily involved with the Ram's kickoff return team and kickoff coverage team, with 80 and 85 snaps in those phases respectively. He also shared with safety Marqui Christian for the team lead in snaps on field goal blocks – defined as rushing/blocking a field goal or PAT – with 68 and tied with linebackers Travin Howard and Troy Reeder for most snaps with the punt coverage team and punt return team (68), excluding

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