Raiders’ Marquette King wins AFC Special Teams Player of the Week

Oakland's punting hero received some much-deserved credit after a win in Week 16.
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Marquette King is finally getting some recognition for that right leg of his.

The Oakland Raiders' punter is your AFC Special Teamer of Week 16 after a sensational performance vs. the San Diego Chargers on Christmas Eve.

King deserved his first weekly award. Six of his eight combined punts landed inside San Diego's 20-yard line. Two of those punts backed the Bolts up at the 10-yard line or better.

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.

Oakland needed every bit of King's leg to win. It's offense could barely move in the second half, but with King, it won the game of field position — and then the game overall.

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