The Ravens have a long history of 'special' special teams, and with Coach John Harbaugh's background in Special Teams there is extra emphasis on it in Baltimore. The mantle of Matt Stover has been picked up by another special teams ace, as Justin Tucker has been among the best in the NFL for the duration of his four years in the NFL. Tucker, who just signed a new four year deal to remain in Baltimore, was selected as Special Teams Player of the Month for the third time in his short career. This ties him with perennial Pro Bowler Ed Reed and Tuckers predecessor Matt Stover for the most selections for a Raven, a number he is sure to eclipse in the coming years.
Tucker is 9 for 9 on field goals in the month of September, including 3 from over 50 yards. He has never completed a perfect September in his first 4 seasons, missing at least one field goal each September during showdowns with either the Bengals or Browns (fun Justin Tucker fact!). He also has never missed an extra point in 143 attempts, although the new rules provide more incentives for teams to try to block them these days.