On his second punt of the game in Baltimore, Raiders’ punter Marquette King launched a punt 55 yards that bounced out of bounds at the 8-yard-line. The energetic punter then did the sack dance made famous by Ravens great, Ray Lewis. And he did it right on the Ravens’ logo at midfield.
At the time, for those who are unfamiliar with King’s ‘turnt’ style, thought the dance was a bit much, and perhaps disrespectful. Little did they know but King would be dancing all over the Ravens that day, leading to a game which Pro Football Focus deemed the best game they have ever graded for a punter.
#Raiders P Marquette King had the single best game we've graded from a punter in over 10 years of grading yesterday. I'd have danced too...— Gordon McGuinness (@PFF_Gordon) October 3, 2016
What King did was have a day that would make the great Ray Lewis proud to have associated with his dance.
King had 8 punts in the game, averaging 51.8 yards per punt with a net of 46.5. Half of his punts were stopped inside the 20-yard-line and half of those were inside the 10 (8, 5).
All of his four punts that weren’t downed inside the 20 traveled over 50 yards in the air, with one traveling 62 yards. Only one Ravens drive following a punt began outside of the 30-yard-line. It was a 20-yard return off a 53-yard King punt.