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Viking Wins NFC Special Teams Player of the Week Honors

Jason Schandl
Ryan Wright won NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors in Week 6.
Ryan Wright won NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors in Week 6. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

In Week 4, Greg Joseph became the first Minnesota Vikings player to win NFC Player of the Week Honors this season, taking home the special teams award after making 5 field goals in a win over the New Orleans Saints.

Even though the Vikings are off to an incredibly hot 5-1 start, that's the only Player of the Week award they took home through five weeks. In Week 6 another Minnesota player was finally honored, this time with punter Ryan Wright winning NFC Special Teams Player of the Week.

The second punter to win the award this season, Wright had a massive 441 punting yards on 10 tries in Sunday's 24-16 win over the Miami Dolphins. Field position can make or break a low-scoring game like Sunday's, and Wright played a huge role in the victory.

The 22-year-old rookie pinned the Dolphins inside their 20-yard line a ridiculous seven times, which included a monster 73-yard punt in the first quarter that tied for the third-longest punt of the 2022 season so far.

The NFL finally seems to be taking the Vikings' hot start seriously. They head into a bye in Week 7, but FanDuel Sportsbook's Week 8 NFL odds have them as 5.5-point home favorites over the Arizona Cardinals when they return.

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