The Kansas City Chiefs have won each of their last four games, and one of the many reasons behind that performance has been the play of punter Tommy Townsend, who has routinely pinned the opposition deep in their own territory throughout the Chiefs' winning streak.
Townsend was recognized for his efforts on Thursday, earning AFC Special Teams Player of the Month honors for November. The second-year punter has averaged 54.9 yards on his 10 punts since Week 9 – marking the longest average for any player in the NFL with double-digit kicks – while dropping six of those punts inside the 20-yard line.
He was particularly effective against Green Bay in Week 9, becoming the first player in the league this season to record five punts inside the 20-yard line in a single game. Townsend subsequently earned “AFC Special Teams Player of the Week” honors for his efforts.
The University of Florida product even showed off his arm during this recent stretch, completing a 16-yard pass as part of a successful fake punt attempt against Las Vegas.
It all helped Townsend become the first Chiefs' punter to ever earn this particular award, and if he keeps this up, it certainly won't be his last.