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Saints punter Thomas Morstead named NFC's Special Teams Player of the Week

Morstead had exceptional game in win over Seahawks

New Orleans Saints punter Thomas Morstead was named the NFC's Special Teams Player of the Week, the NFL announced Wednesday, Sept. 25.

Morstead, one of two players remaining from the Saints' 2009 Super Bowl team, had six punts for 324 yards in the team's 33-27 victory Sunday at CenturyLink Field. His longest punt was 64 yards and he dropped four inside the Seattle 20-yard-line, two inside the 5-yard line.

"We felt like it was going to be a field position game throughout," Saints Coach Sean Payton said Sunday. "I thought we were able to take advantage."

Morstead, 6 feet 4, 235 pounds, and in his 11th season out of SMU, is averaging 50.5 yards on 13 punts this season with nine downed inside the 20 for the Saints (2-1).

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