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Kevin Huber punts his way to AFC special teamer of the week

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Ravens kicker Justin Tucker and Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri each hit five field goals in their Week 13 games, providing their sometimes sputtering offenses with points they needed to win games that loomed large in the AFC playoff race.

Their exploits weren’t enough to earn them recognition as the conference’s special teams player of the week, however. The honor went to Bengals punter Kevin Huber instead.

Huber averaged 55.5 yards on his four punts in last Sunday’s 17-10 victory over the Chargers. Huber dropped two of those punts inside the 20 to help the Bengals win the field position battle while holding onto a slim lead. One of Huber’s punts traveled 75 yards, tying a franchise record and giving Huber the second-longest punt in the league this season.

Huber’s the first Bengals punter to be named special teams player of the week. Tucker, Vinatieri, Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski and Jaguars kicker Josh Scobee were also nominees for this week’s award.

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12 Responses to “Kevin Huber punts his way to AFC special teamer of the week”
  1. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Dec 4, 2013 1:29 PM

    Every football player starts out life being inspired to one day have a headline that leads with, “Joe Blow punts his way to ………”

  2. thepftpoet says: Dec 4, 2013 1:30 PM

    Looking at that Bengals offense, Punter is the most important position on the team

  3. doctorrustbelt says: Dec 4, 2013 1:48 PM

    Yeah… Dalton has the 6th most touchdowns in the NFL and the 9th most passing yards in the NFL on a team with two jokers as #2 and #3 wrs and a veteran tight end who is undependable and unexplosive.

    Congratulations to injured Kevin Huber (ankle) on his GREAT WEEK!!!

  4. pbastille says: Dec 4, 2013 1:49 PM

    I thought Tomlin was a lock for this…

  5. pooflingingmonkey says: Dec 4, 2013 1:54 PM

    They should move Huber to QB. Put some pressure on the under-achieving Dalton.

  6. doctorrustbelt says: Dec 4, 2013 2:43 PM

    Underachieving?!?

    Only Peyton Manning, Dan Marino, and Andy Dalton have thrown for 20 or more touchdowns in each of their two seasons.

  7. bonniebengal says: Dec 4, 2013 3:20 PM

    Congrats to Cincinnati native Kevin Huber! Being a punter is very un-glamorous, and usually the only attention received is negative attention. It’s nice to see his hard work recognized.

  8. gallopinggilmore says: Dec 4, 2013 4:10 PM

    A solid team through and through

  9. islandgechee says: Dec 4, 2013 6:38 PM

    all three phases…Who Dey!

  10. crownofthehelmet says: Dec 4, 2013 8:04 PM

    No doubt he’s the best punter. He’s gotta get more game time practice than any other punter in the league. The punt coverage unit is top-notch too, for the same reason.

  11. thegenoatkinsdiet says: Dec 5, 2013 12:03 PM

    Huber > McBriar

  12. vex24 says: Dec 6, 2013 8:07 AM

    Both of The Bengals kickers are Southern Ohio Boyz. Huber is from Cincinnati, and right up the road from Huber is Centerville (Dayton) Ohio where Nuggent’s home town is located. Kinda cool. Huber and Nuggent just kickin’ it in the O_H_I_O!

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