In Washington’s 20-17 win over the New England Patriots, Way punted five times, averaging 47.8 yards per punt, but most importantly, pinned New England inside its own 20-yard line four different times. His four punts inside the 20 were the most in the NFL in Week 9.
Commanders wide receiver Terry McLaurin mentioned Way’s importance to the win after Sunday’s game.
Per Washington PR, Way has moved into third place in NFC history for the number of times a punter has won this award. Also, Way and Matt Turk are the only two punters in franchise history to win multiple NFC special teams player of the week awards, and the pair are also the only two punters in team history to win at least one NFC special teams player of the month award.
Way, 33, has been Washington’s punter since 2014. He’s been named to the Pro Bowl twice and was a second-team All-Pro on one occasion.