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Saints rookie kicker Lutz wins NFC Special Teams Player of the Week

NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 16: Wil Lutz #3 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates after kicking the game winning field goal during the second half of a game against the Carolina Panthers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on October 16, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints won 41-38. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) Getty Images

Saints kicker Wil Lutz delivered the biggest kick of his young career to beat the Panthers last Sunday, and on Wednesday Lutz was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week.

Lutz’s 52-yarder as time expired beat the Panthers in the weekend’s wildest game, 41-38. Lutz made five extra points and two field goals in the game.

He’s now 7-of-11 on field goals for the season.

Lutz is an undrafted rookie out of Georgia State. He spent the summer with the Ravens, who kept Pro Bowler Justin Tucker as their kicker, but Lutz is proving he’s pretty good in his own right.

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5 Responses to “Saints rookie kicker Lutz wins NFC Special Teams Player of the Week”
  1. addmack24 says: Oct 19, 2016 10:47 AM

    I think you meant with 10 seconds left instead of as time expired. The Panthers ran 2 plays after the FG…js

  2. guitarkevin says: Oct 19, 2016 10:58 AM

    Comparing a rookie with the legendary Tucker.

    A bit premature, if I may say so myself.

  3. hukdeep says: Oct 19, 2016 11:05 AM

    “Comparing a rookie with the legendary Tucker.

    A bit premature, if I may say so myself.”

    There was no comparison, the author said he’s becoming a good kicker in his own right.

    He was in camp with the Ravens, that’s all.

    WHO DAT!

  4. sb44champs says: Oct 19, 2016 11:09 AM

    Funny how the NFL hit Lutz with a ‘random’ drug test the morning after he nailed the biggest kick of his career. Last year after Brees said he’d like to play until he’s 45, the very next morning NFL hit Brees with a ‘random’ test as well SMH

  5. robf2010 says: Oct 19, 2016 11:19 AM

    It was a good kick but he missed one earlier in the game, too. He has a live leg. If Sean Payton doesn’t ruin him …

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