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Harrison Butker named AFC’s special teams player of the week for Week 17

It’s the fifth weekly honor of Butker’s NFL career.

NFL: Philadelphia Eagles at Kansas City Chiefs Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL has named Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker as its AFC special teams player of the week for Week 17 of the 2023 NFL season.

Butker made 6 of 6 field goals in the Chiefs’ 25-17 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. Along with his extra point, the kicker was responsible for 19 of Kansas City’s points, which is good for the most kicking points in a single game this season.

“Six field goals,” noted head coach Andy Reid in his opening statement after the game. “Six field goals, that was incredible, and these weren’t just little chip shots, these were real field goals.”

Butker explained that he is always ready for that amount of volume, just in case.

“I get my mind ready for a lot of kicks whether you get that many kicks or not,” said Butker. “You have to stay ready and locked in. It has been easy for me in the past to make fields goals and then relax and think I have had a good game and I probably won’t get anymore. I thought I did a good job this game staying locked in and focused for any opportunity that came.”

In the other AFC awards, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson took home AFC offensive player of the week and Buffalo Bills cornerback Rasul Douglas was named the AFC defensive player of the week.

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