The Patriots have another Special Teams Player of the Week award on the roster! Punter Ryan Allen won the award for his herculean effort against the Chargers. Allen joins Chris Jones (week 7 winner) and Julian Edelman (week 9 winner) as the other AFC Special Teams Players of the Week winners.
Allen punted five times for 247 yards (49.4 average) and placed four of his punts at or inside the opponent 13-yard line. He placed punts at the 13, 10, 11 and 10-yard lines on each of his first four punts, helping to limit San Diego’s average drive start to their own 17-yard line. Allen, whose longest punt covered 60 yards, and the Patriots’ coverage unit yielded only two punt returns for seven yards.
Brandon Bolden was another candidate with his game changing punt block, but Allen definitely deserves praise for his field shifted performance.
Congratulations to Allen on his accomplishment!