For the second time of his nine-year career with the San Francisco 49ers, three-time All-Pro and Pro Bowl punter Andy Lee has been named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week.
Lee’s five-punt performance in a Week 7 win over the Seattle Seahawks was crucial to San Francisco’s 13-6 win. Lee’s punts averaged 45.6 yards (44.6 yards net) and included a 66-yard punt late in the fourth quarter to pin Seattle on their own 11-yard line.
It was Lee’s fourth punt downed inside Seattle’s 20-yard line on the evening and was easily the most crucial to the 49ers claiming sole possession of first place in the NFC West.
Lee continues his consistent play after breaking the NFL’s net punting average last season with a 44.0 net average. He’s currently averaging a net of 41.9 in 2012 and is averaging 47.5 yards per punt on the year.
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