Originally posted on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 12/7/11
Packers punter Tim Masthay has been named the NFC's Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance against the New York Giants. Masthay placed four of his five punts inside the 20-yard line in the Packers 38-35 win at Met Life Stadium. He had a net average of 44.2 yards per punt and allowed zero return yards. He placed four of his five punts inside the 15-yard line, including a 49-yard punt in the third quarter that was downed by Jarrett Bush at the one-yard line. The only punt that wasnt downed inside the 20-yard line was a 55-yarder from his own 20-yard line. Masthay is the first player in team history to place at least four punts inside the 20-yard line in consecutive games since the statistic began in 1976. In his second season from Kentucky, this is Masthays second career Player of the Week Award. Masthay (two times) and Craig Hentrich are the only punters in franchise history to be named Special Teams Player of the Week.
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