New Orleans Saints player becomes NFC Player of the Week
Punter Thomas Morstead has been performing extremely well
The NFL announced this week’s Players of the Week yesterday and making the final cut for the NFC side of the house is a man who has had a dominating year for the New Orleans Saints so far this season. Punter Thomas Morstead made the list, being named the NFC’s Special Teams Player of the Week. It was the second time this season he was given the honor.
In last Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Morstead booted the ball six times for a total of 251 yards. Five of those came to stop inside the red zone, marking one of Morstead’s strongest performances of the season. The Saints would go on to beat the Jags 13-6, allowing the team to boast of a four-game winning streak and the first-place spot in the NFC South.
Morstead was named the Special Teams Player of the Week in Week 3 after the Saints rousted the Seattle Seahawks. He had six punts in that game, as well, for a total of 324 yards, with all six stopping in the red zone. Morstead would end the month by being named the Special Teams Player of the Month in September, secured after the Saints beat the Dallas Cowboys on September 29, another team victory.
The Saints, with Teddy Bridgewater filling in for the injured Drew Brees is dominating the conference after getting off to a slow start. There are getting ready to meet the Chicago Bears this Sunday in Chicago, who are third in the NFC North with a 3-2 record. The general consensus is that the Windy City won’t be a problem for the Who Dat squad.