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Nick Folk is 2013′s first AFC special teamer of the week

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Much of the focus on the end of the Jets’ 18-17 win over the Buccaneers centered on Tampa linebacker Lavonte David’s personal foul in the final seconds that put the Jets into position for a game-winning field goal.

Less attention has been paid to the guy who made the field goal. That changed on Wednesday, however, when Nick Folk was named the AFC special teams player of the week.

Folk’s 48-yard kick with two seconds left on the clock gave the Jets the victory in Geno Smith’s first game as the team’s starting quarterback and was one of three field goals that Folk made over the course of the afternoon. The game-winner was Folk’s fourth since joining the Jets and it is the third time he’s been honored as the best special teams player of the week.

Broncos punter Britton Colquitt and Texans kickoff returner Keshawn Martin were named honorable mentions by the league.

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8 Responses to “Nick Folk is 2013′s first AFC special teamer of the week”
  1. texanfan53 says: Sep 11, 2013 1:54 PM

    Um….Randy Bullock Texans. Rookie kicker hitting a 43 yarder to win the game after a 21 point comeback?

  2. scaredhitless says: Sep 11, 2013 2:04 PM

    Lavonte David should’ve won it. Still scratching my head over that one.

  3. jetssuckabig1 says: Sep 11, 2013 2:22 PM

    The only good thing a Jet will win this year.

  4. rexelmania74 says: Sep 11, 2013 2:23 PM

    Remember in 1 of your picks ,1 of you said the jets would struggle to beat schianos Rutgers team.. Funny story

  5. ccjcsr says: Sep 11, 2013 2:24 PM

    texanfan53 says:
    Sep 11, 2013 1:54 PM
    Um….Randy Bullock Texans. Rookie kicker hitting a 43 yarder to win the game after a 21 point comeback?

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    Just further proves my point that the Texans are overrated and not relevant!

    #only1teaminTexas

  6. bucrightoff says: Sep 11, 2013 2:37 PM

    rexelmania74 says:Sep 11, 2013 2:23 PM

    Remember in 1 of your picks ,1 of you said the jets would struggle to beat schianos Rutgers team.. Funny story
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    They obviously forgot to factor in the “Josh Freeman sucks” portion into their prediction.

  7. asublimeday says: Sep 11, 2013 2:50 PM

    Robbie Gould hit a 58-yarder at Soldier freaking Field. This is a joke.

  8. dxa5053 says: Sep 11, 2013 3:14 PM

    Robbie Gould is in the NFC.. maybe you should have read better

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