After a disappointing 3-4 start to the 2021 NFL season, the Kansas City Chiefs went a perfect 4-0 in the month of November. One of the biggest factors behind the team's turnaround has been its improved special teams.
With that being said, the NFL has rewarded one of the Chiefs' special teams players with Player of the Month honors.
AFC Player of the Month
Chiefs punter Tommy Townsend has been named November's AFC Special Teams Player of the Month. The 25-year-old averaged a whopping 54.9 yards on 10 punts over his last three games.
Townsend's best performance of the month came against the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 10, where he finished with an impressive five punts inside of the 20-yard line. Adding on to that, his longest punt of the month was a 68-yarder.
The Chiefs even got Townsend involved in a trick play against the Raiders. He attempted a fake punt pass against Las Vegas, resulting in a 16-yard completion.
Kansas City's December schedule is filled with divisional matchups, with its next three games taking place against AFC West teams. Only time will tell if Townsend can continue his momentum for another month.
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