Saints punter Thomas Morstead NFC special teams player of the week

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So much of the attention was paid to Tom Brady losing his Buccaneers debut.

And while the Saints Defense had plenty to do with that, their special teams also played a central role.

Saints punter Thomas Morstead was named NFC special teams player of the week for his part in that.

Morstead had five punts downed inside the 20-yard line last week (they were all inside the 15, actually), giving Brady a lot of long fields to have to work with. His only punt which was returned gained no yards.

It proved too much of a field position deficit for Brady to overcome, in a solid overall effort by the Saints.