Another Award for Carpenter

Dan Carpenter's rookie season just keeps getting better and better. This time, he's been named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in last Sunday's victory over the Buffalo Bills at Toronto.

This comes a week after Carpenter was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month for October and it was revealed he was leading all AFC kickers in Pro Bowl fan voting.

This latest award might have been a tad surprising considering he missed a 48-yard field goal attempt in the fourth quarter and also didn't execute a squib kick particularly well.

But Carpenter did make three field goals, including the first 50-yarder of his career. Carpenter made his first three attempts on Sunday, extending his streak of consecutive successful attempts to 14.

That tied the NFL rookie record, which had been set by the New York Giants' Ali Haji-Sheikh in 1983.

Carpenter, who is 19-for-22 on the season, is the first Dolphins player to be named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week since Wes Welker in 2004 and the first kicker since Olindo Mare in 1999.


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