Patriots Kicker Nick Folk Earns AFC Special Teams Player Of The Week Honors

It's Folk's first weekly honor since 2013


November 11, 2020

After drilling a last-second, 51-yard, game-winning field goal Monday night, New England Patriots kicker Nick Folk was recognized as the AFC’s Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 9.

Folk’s game-winner capped a perfect night for the 36-year-old, who went 3-for-3 on field-goal attempts and 2-for-2 on extra points in a 30-27 victory over the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium.

“Nick did a great job,? Patriots coach Bill Belichick said after the game. ?He?s a tough kid. He came through for us, obviously, in a big way. He?s really been consistent for us over the last year-and-a-half. There couldn?t be a bigger kick, and he put it right down the middle. Awesome job on his part.”

Folk was questionable entering the game after missing practice with a back injury last week. As a precaution, punter/kickoff man Jake Bailey practiced field goals during pregame warmups.

“(I) felt good enough to kick,? said Folk, who is 14-for-16 on field goals and 14-for-15 on extra points this season. “I didn?t want to let the guys down. I wanted to play, help them out any way I could. We came up with a good plan, and I think it worked out.”

This is Folk’s third career Player of the Week honor and his first since 2013. He’s the first Patriots player to receive a weekly or monthly honor this season.

The 3-5 Patriots are scheduled to host the 6-2 Baltimore Ravens on Sunday night.

Thumbnail photo via Kevin R. Wexler/ via USA Today Sports Images
New England Patriots kicker Nick Folk
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