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Raiders Marquette King wins AFC Special Teams Player of the Week

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Another standout performance by Raiders punter Marquette King has won him AFC Special Teams Player of the Week. His punting last Thursday Night helped the Raiders to come from behind and beat the Chargers in overtime despite the Raiders offense's inability to move the ball in the second half.

In total he punted eight times and seven of those punts were outstanding. Six of those seven punts landed inside the San Diego 20-yard line. He had two punts in the first half. The first he kicked out of his own end zone that went 43 yards. The other one traveled 54 yards in the air to the 22-yard-line.

King's punts in the second half went thusly: 48 yards to the 13-yard-line, 42 yards to the 8-yard-line, 51-yards to the 9-yard-line, 53 yards to the 16-yard-line, 44 yards to the 10-yard-line, and 65 yards which the Chargers let go to the 12-yard-line to end regulation.

This is King's first time winning the award, though he should have won it two weeks ago for his performance in a win over the Broncos.

He now leads the NFL in punts downed (20) and his 39 punts inside the 20-yard-line is just one fewer than the league leader, Rams Johnny Hekker.