NFL Quarter Pole: All-NFL Team

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Sep 13, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett (16) rushes past St. Louis Rams punter Johnny Hekker (6) and scores a 57 yard touchdown during the first half at the Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Special Teams

Kicker: Brandon McManus

Punter: Kevin Huber

Brandon McManus has been flawless for Denver, blasting 83 percent of his kickoffs for touchbacks and going a perfect nine-for-nine on field goals, including three field goals of over 50 yards, including a 57-yard long. All of McManus’ field goals have come from at least 30 yards, and he is a perfect 10-for-10 on extra points.

Kevin Huber has been sensational for Cincinnati, giving the Bengals great field position on a consistent basis. Huber is fourth in the NFL, with 43.2 net yards per punt, including a long of 67 yards. Huber has kicked six punts inside the 20-yard-line, only kicking one touchback. What’s impressive about Huber’s punts is that only six of his 14 punts have been returned, and although Cincinnati’s punt coverage team hasn’t been fantastic, he still has a great net punting total.

Returner: Tyler Lockett

Rookie wide receiver Tyler Lockett has been amazing as a returner; he is the only NFL player to have returned both a kickoff and a punt for a touchdown this season. He averages 30 yards per kickoff return and 11.3 yards per punt return. Opposing teams are already trying to kick away from Lockett, as they know he always has the potential to burn opponents with his quickness, agility and elusiveness. Lockett could be a yearly Pro Bowler if teams keep kicking the ball his way.

Runners-up:

Kicker: Steven Hauschka

Punter: Andy Lee

Returner: Jarvis Landry

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