The NFL named Washington punter Tress Way the NFC special teams player of the week Wednesday for his performance in Sunday’s win over the Cincinnati Bengals.
Way punted five times against the Bengals — with three of them being pinned inside the 20-yard line Of the three inside the 20, one was downed at the 2-yard line.
This season, Way is averaging 48.1 yards per punt. That number is the second-best mark of his career, behind only his 49.6 average last season. In 2019, Way named the Pro Bowl for the first time after leading the league in yards per punt.
This is the third time that Way has been named the NFC special teams player of the week. He is the only punter in franchise history to have earned the honor that many times.
Way’s three awards have come in consecutive years, joining Kirk Cousins, Mark Rypien and Wilber Marshall as the only player in team history to do so.
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