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Chiefs P Colquitt Still Showing He's One of the Best in the NFL

Dustin-colquitt-180sm_mediumPunter Dustin Colquitt currently leads the Kansas City Chiefs, and the NFL, in a few important punting categories.  Ranking 16th and 22nd in punt and kick return coverage last season, the Chiefs are now one of four teams that rank in the top ten of both.

An impressive turnaround I must say.

This weekend, Colquitt and the Chiefs will face one of the better punters in the NFL. Mike Scifres of the Chargers is about a tenth of a yard ahead of Colquitt for career net punting average, since 1970.  

Here are a few other areas Colquitt leads or is near the top in the NFL:

Net punting average

3rd - 41.3 (Leader: Shane Lechler 44.5)

Punts inside the 20

1st - 29 

Fair catches forced

1st - 18

Punts downed

1st - 15

Some of the numbers are even more impressive once you put them into context. For example, Colquitt's 29 punts inside the 20 is already a franchise record for a season.  

He has had 15 punts downed, which is tops in the league.  Second place has 9.

So, truly an impressive season for Colquitt.  Hopefully he continues to be an elite punter.