Nyheim Hines named AFC special teams player of the week

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There are weeks when it is difficult to come up with an AFC special teams player of the week and weeks when the choice is obvious.

Week 18 was in the latter category. No one was going to vote for anyone other than Bills kickoff returner Nyheim Hines.

After an emotional pregame ceremony honoring Damar Hamlin and first responders, Hines took the opening kickoff of last Sunday’s game against the Patriots 96 yards for a touchdown. The Patriots eventually clawed their way to a 17-14 lead in the third quarter, but Hines struck again by going 101 yards for another touchdown.

They were the first two kickoff return touchdowns of Hines’ career and he’s the 11th player in history to double dip in the same game.

12 responses to “Nyheim Hines named AFC special teams player of the week

  1. On that first return he definitely hit the after-burners along the sidelines because he knew what this would do for Hamlin and the Bills!

  2. patrick33706 says:
    January 11, 2023 at 8:52 am

    On that first return he definitely hit the after-burners along the sidelines because he knew what this would do for Hamlin and the Bills!

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    He did know for sure. But NO, he “turned on the after burners” because he’s an athlete, and he is returning a kick, and that is what they do.

  3. I only wish he had put up 3 fingers as he crossed the goal line. Would have been the icing on the cake for a magic moment.

  4. He deserves it, incredible runs. Special teams hasn’t really gotten any credit for their assist, but I saw it. The blocks they laid down and the lanes made available were gorgeous. Hines could’ve closed his eyes and ran the angle towards the sidelines on the first one. Absolutely perfect.

  5. He deserves it, incredible runs. Special teams hasn’t really gotten any credit for their assist, but I saw it. The blocks they laid down and the lanes made available were gorgeous. Hines could’ve closed his eyes and ran the angle towards the sidelines on the first one. Picture perfect.

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