Daniel Carlson named AFC special teams player of the month

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Raiders kicker had a strong year for his third pro season and he was especially strong in Las Vegas’ last five games of the season.

Carlson accounted for 44 points in the Raiders’ December and January games, hitting all 10 of his field goals and 14 of his 15 extra points.

He’s now been named the AFC special teams player of the month for his performance.

Carlson rebounded from an inconsistent 2019 to end 2020 as one of the league’s best kickers. He was 33-of-35 on field goals after finishing 19-of-26 last season. He also increased his touchback percentage from 53.5 in 2019 to 64.2.

Carlson finished the year tied for the league lead with 144 total points, which also set a new Raiders franchise record.

5 responses to “Daniel Carlson named AFC special teams player of the month

  1. I’m sure glad the Vikings sent him packing so we could get old reliable Dan Bailey.

  2. He has seemed to come in to his own lately. However his missed XP changed the scoring philosophy in the Saturday night game which was a big factor in their loss and was a key factor to him missing the playoffs. That being said goood to see the kid recover from a disastrous start to his career.

  3. As everyone can tell, letting Daniel go was another brilliant move by Mike Zimmer! I think that it’s time for the defensive genius to head down the road.

  4. I really wonder what kicking coaches do…do the Vikings even employ actual people, or are they just names on paper? They broke Blair Walsh, they drafted Carlson in the 5th round and then cut him because he couldn’t make a kick, he leaves, suddenly he can kick. Vikings bring in Bailey, one of the best kickers in NFL history, now he can’t kick…

  5. RMoss84HOF says:
    January 7, 2021 at 10:40 am

    He has seemed to come in to his own lately. However his missed XP changed the scoring philosophy in the Saturday night game which was a big factor in their loss and was a key factor to him missing the playoffs. That being said goood to see the kid recover from a disastrous start to his career.

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    The Raiders were eliminated before the Dolphins game. The game didn’t matter at all.

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