Saints kicker Wil Lutz named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week

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Wil Lutz
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New Orleans Saints kicker Wil Lutz was named the NFC’s Special Teams Player of the Week, the league announced Wednesday morning.

Lutz was a perfect three-of-three on field goals from 48, 53 and 36 yards in the team’s Monday Night Football showdown against the Los Angeles Chargers. The final 36-yard boot gave New Orleans their first lead of the contest as the Saints went on to defeat the Chargers 30-27 in overtime at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Lutz also kicked three-of-three extra points in the Week 5 victory. He has been perfect on field goals (9-9) and extra points (18-18) on the season.

The win boosted the Saints to a 3-2 record, good for first place in the NFC South, as they head into their bye week.

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