Braden Mann named AFC special teams player of the week

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Braden Mann is the Jets punter. But he did a couple of extra things in Sunday’s stunning comeback victory over the Browns that helped him earn AFC special teams player of the week.

In the first quarter, Mann executed a successful fake punt with a 17-yard pass to receiver Jeff Smith that kept New York’s drive going. Eventually the Jets scored a touchdown that tied the game 7-7.

Then after quarterback Joe Flacco‘s 66-yard touchdown to receiver Corey Davis late in the fourth quarter, Smith executed a successful onside kick that gave the Jets the opportunity to win the game.

They did it with Flacco’s 15-yard touchdown pass to Garrett Wilson.

Mann is the first Jets punter since 2015 to earn special teams player of the week honors.

The Jets will take on the 0-2 Bengals in Week Three.

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