Dan Carpenter has been named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week, the National Football League announced on Wednesday.
This is Carpenter's first Player of the Week award as a Buffalo Bill and first since he earned the honor in Week 8 of 2010 (with Miami).
Carpenter is also the first Buffalo Bills player to earn Player of the Week honors in Week 1 since Roscoe Parrish was named special teams player of the week on Kickoff Weekend in 2008.
Below is summary of Carpenter's performance against the Chicago Bears last week.
SPECIAL TEAMS: K DAN CARPENTER, BUFFALO BILLS
• Carpenter converted all three field-goal attempts, including the 27-yard game winner, and both PATs in the Bills' 23-20 overtime victory at Chicago.
• He kicked a 33-yard field goal with 4:02 remaining in the fourth quarter to give the Bills a 20-17 lead and sealed the win with a 27-yard field goal on Buffalo's first overtime possession.
• Carpenter also converted a 50-yard field-goal attempt in the second quarter, the longest of any AFC player on Kickoff Weekend.
• In his seventh season from Montana, this is Carpenter's fifth career Special Teams Player of the Week Award and first since 2010 (Week 8 with Miami).