Originally written on The Colts Authority  |  Last updated 11/17/14

MIAMI - SEPTEMBER 21: Punter Pat McAfee #1 of the Indianapolis Colts kicks off against the Miami Dolphins at Land Shark Stadium on September 21, 2009 in Miami, Florida. The Colts defeated the Dolphins 27-23. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

Pat McAfee has lofty goals--to beat Shane Lechler's record:

Guy was punting's gold standard while playing for the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders from 1973-86, but Lechler, also a Raider, is the man today. His 47.5-yard career average is 5 yards better than Guy's. It's the best in league history.

McAfee's 47.4-yard season average is a glimmer of light in a dismal Colts season but well short of Lechler's league-best 51.7. No matter. McAfee is launching more than punts. He has launched a mission: Be the best.

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