Cairo Santos Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month

Santos was a perfect 11 for 11 during the month of November

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Kansas City Chiefs third-year kicker Cairo Santos was named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Month for November on Thursday morning.

Santos was a perfect 11 of 11 throughout the month, making two kicks from beyond 40 yards and a long kick of 51 yards. Santos was also a perfect 5 for 5 in extra points. Between field goals and extra points combined, Santos led all kickers throughout the league in points for the month with 38.

Santos' month was especially outstanding given the fact that he made the first two "walk-off" kicks of his career—first in Carolina and then in Denver—to beat both of last year's Super Bowl contenders in dramatic fashion.

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The Chiefs beat the Broncos, 30-27, last Sunday with a Santos 34-yarder in overtime and the Chiefs beat the Panthers, 20-17, on November 13 with a 37-yarder as the fourth quarter expired.

According to NFL communications director Randall Liu, Santos joins Pete Stoyanovich (December of 1997) as the only Chiefs kickers in franchise history to win a player of the month award.

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