The NFC Players of the Week have been announced by the NFL, and New Orleans Saints rookie kicker Wil Lutz has made the cut for the second time this season (previously Week 6). In a 25-20 win over the Seattle Seahawks, Lutz went 4-for-4 and made his lone extra point. Lutz hit from 22, 53, 21, and 41 yards.
NFC Players of Week 8— Randall Liu (@RLiuNFL) November 2, 2016
O: Jordan Howard, Chi
D: Star Lotulelei, Car
ST: Wil Lutz, NO pic.twitter.com/Fc8los0PDd
His last field goal was arguably the most important, as it forced the Seahawks offense to score a touchdown versus just kicking a field goal to win it. Lutz led the league in Week 8 with 13 total points, finishing ahead of kickers Cairo Santos, Graham Gano, and Ryan Succop.
After a shaky start to begin the season, Lutz is starting to settle into more of a groove. He’s 11-of-15 on the year (73.3 percent), but has made seven of the last eight attempts. He’s also made all 22 extra points.
According to Randall Liu, the NFL’s Director of Communications, Lutz is the third Saints player to take down the award multiple times. He joins Reggie Bush (2006) and Thomas Morstead (2009).