Official website of the New England Patriots

replay
Patriots Replay Wed Dec 02 | 02:00 PM - 11:59 PM

Ryan Allen named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week

710x380-20141210-ryan-allen.jpg

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Ryan Allen has been named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week by the National Football League for his performance in the Patriots' 23-14 victory over the San Diego Chargers last Sunday. It is the first time in Allen's career that he has received an AFC Player of the Week Honor.

Allen punted five times for 247 yards (49.4 average) and placed four of his punts at or inside the opponent 13-yard line. He placed punts at the 13, 10, 11 and 10-yard lines on each of his first four punts, helping to limit San Diego's average drive start to their own 17-yard line. Allen, whose longest punt covered 60 yards, and the Patriots' coverage unit yielded only two punt returns for seven yards.

It is the fifth AFC Player of the Week honor for the Patriots in 2014. Chandler Jones was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the win at Minnesota on Sept. 14, DL Chris Jones was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in the win vs. the New York Jets on Oct. 16, Julian Edelman was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in the win vs. Denver on Nov. 2 and Jonas Gray was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in the win at Indianapolis on Nov. 16. In addition, QB Tom Brady was named AFC Offensive Player of the Month for October.


This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be missing content or contain faulty links. Please use the Contact Us link in our site footer to report an issue.

Related Content

Advertising