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Hauschka goes back to back for AFC Special Teams POW honors


Stephen Hauschka hasn't just been integral part of each of Buffalo's last two victories, he's been outstanding. After 14 total points and a pair of 50-plus yard field goals in the win over Denver earned him AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors in Week 3, Hauschka put up 11 points including 55 and 56-yard field goals to account for the last six points in Buffalo's upset win over Atlanta. That earned him Player of the Week honors for the second consecutive week.

That achievement makes him Buffalo's first special teams player ever to win Player of the Week honors in back-to-back weeks. He's the first Bills player to earn Player of the Week honors for two straight weeks since Hall of Famer Bruce Smith did it in 1990.

"It feels great," said Hauschka of his start this season. "This is what I prepared for all offseason. All training camp this is where the work pays off. Just to have that mental focus, that endurance, those great leg swings. That's what it's all about."

Stretching back to last season, Hauschka has now made 11 consecutive attempts from 50-yards plus. If he is good on his next 50-plus yard attempt he will tie the league record of 12 in a row held by kickers Blair Walsh (2012-13), Robbie Gould (2010-13), Justin Tucker (2015-16), Matt Prater (2015-17).

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