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Justin Tucker wins AFC Special Teams Player of the Week after breaking NFL record

Knew it the moment the kick was good

Baltimore Ravens vs Detroit Lions Photo by Jorge Lemus/NurPhoto via Getty Images

As Ravens kicker Justin Tucker booted through a game-winning, record-breaking 66-yard field goal, he was all but certain to earn Week 3’s AFC Special Teams Player of the Week.

With this Week 3 award, Tucker now boasts a dozen of AFC Special Teams Player of the Week awards.

This is the first time Tucker’s won the award since Week 6 of 2019, when Tucker went 3-for-3 on field goals of 40, 21 and 49 yards, with two extra points.

It appears Tucker trails only kicker Adam Vinatieri for most AFC Special Teams Player of the Week awards (19).

If Tucker has any interest in competing as long as Vinatieri, there’s no doubt he’ll eclipse Vinatieri’s mark, seeing as Vinatieri played for 24 years. This will Tucker’s tenth season in the NFL.

If anybody stands to break records set by Vinatieri, it’s certainly Tucker, who currently stands at No. 1 in all-time field goal accuracy, at 90.578%.