Matthew Slater earns Player of the Week honor

Andy Hart
November 27, 2019 - 8:59 am

For the second consecutive week and third time this season a Patriots player has earned AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors.

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This time the award goes to New England special teams captain Matthew Slater, whose blocked punt in the first quarter of Sunday’s game against the Cowboys set up a short field for the only touchdown of the game, a 10-yard pass from Tom Brady to N’Keal Harry.

Slater, a seven-time Pro Bowl special teams player, also downed a punt inside the 20 in the hard-fought Patriots victory.

Patriots rookie punter Jake Bailey previously won the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week award twice this season– a week ago following the win in Philadelphia and after the Patriots Week 3 win over the Jets.

For the season, Slater leads the Patriots with six special teams tackles and also scored his first career touchdown off of another blocked punt in a Week 4 win in Buffalo.

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