Matt Prater wins AFC special teams player of week

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Some weeks, it’s hard to find a special teams player of the week, and they end up giving it to a punter for something thrilling like dropping three inside the 20.

This week, it was the choice between an all-time record and a performance that was close.

Broncos kicker Matt Prater earned AFC special teams player of the week honors, after hitting a league-record 64-yard field goal just before halftime against the Titans.

That broke the old record of 63 held by four guys, and helped propel the Broncos to a dominant second half.

But there were other performances that could have easily won the award. Chiefs return man Dexter McCluster had 177 yards worth of punt returns, including a 74-yard touchdown. Most weeks, that would have earned a little extra notice on Wednesday.