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And now he’s got some individual honors for his effort, too.
The youngest kicker in NFL history to hit a game-winning field goal in overtime is now the AFC’s Special Teams Player of the Week, the NFL announced on Wednesday.
McPherson, a fifth-round pick who easily won the starting job this summer, made both of his attempts on the day — including one from 53 yards — and all three of his extra points.
Whereas kicking was a question mark for the Bengals last season on a weekly basis, McPherson looks like one long-term investment about to pay off in a big way — and he’s already got the award to prove it.
Players of the Week
Offense: QB Patrick Mahomes, KC
Defense: DE Maxx Crosby, LV
ST: K Evan McPherson, CIN
Offense: QB Matthew Stafford, LAR
Defense: LB Chandler Jones, AZ
ST: P Bradley Pinion, TB
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 15, 2021