In his third season with the New Orleans Saints, kicker Wil Lutz had his best year yet. Lutz completed 52 of 53 extra points (a career-high 98.1 percent), and 28 of 30 field goals (a career-high of 93.3 percent). During the 2018 season Lutz completed 26 consecutive field goals, surpassing the franchise record of 25 previously set by Morten Andersen. Lutz was selected as the NFC Special Teams Player of the Month for September after making 10 of 11 field-goal attempts in the Saints' first four games and all 11 extra-point attempts.
BEST GAME: Lutz had a big impact in Week 4 as the Saints traveled to MetLife Stadium to take on the New York Giants. Lutz accounted for all of the Saints' first-half points with four field goals and led the way to a 33-18 victory over the Giants.
BEST QUOTE: “It has been tremendous and it’s a credit to him. When we signed him, we were in the midst of a kicking battle and trying to sort through competition," Coach Sean Payton said on the consistency of Lutz. "Coach (John) Harbaugh and I spoke before our preseason game and John really went on about him and we brought him in for a workout and ended up signing him that afternoon. It was a smart decision. He has been consistent. He has been competitive. I think he is someone that is constantly working on his craft and I know the relationship he has with Thomas (Morstead) in relation to their jobs, but also to the operation of our field goals and PATs has been good. I don’t take it for granted and I am glad he is with us.”
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See the best moments of Saints kicker Wil Lutz from the 2018 season.