Kicker Greg Zuerlein set a new franchise record with seven field goals in Sunday’s 35-30 victory over the Cowboys, and now he’s been honored for his performance.
Zuerlein has been named NFC Special Teams player of the Week after accounting for 23 points on Sunday, with two extra points accompanying his seven field goals. Zuerlein’s field goals came from 49, 44, 44, 30, 28, 43, and 33-yards out.
“He won the game today,” head coach Sean McVay said following Sunday’s game, calling Zuerlein “Mr. Automatic.” “You can’t play any better than what he is doing right now and I thought he was a huge factor in why we were able to come away with the win today.”
“Greg’s absolute nails and seven is rare and crazy,” quarterback Jared Goff said Sunday. “To go 7-for-7 — we wouldn’t win the game without him.”
“Anytime you’re making kicks it’s good, but I think more importantly we won the game,” Zuerlein said Sunday. “That it helps us win is great, but ultimately it’s all about winning and we got that, so that’s all that matters.”
Zuerlein has made all 28 of his attempted kicks this season — 14 field goals, and 14 extra points, leading the league in both categories. He currently leads the league with 56 points scored, just ahead of No. 2 teammate Todd Gurley who has 42. Zuerlein has converted his last 18 field goal attempts dating back to last year.
It’s Zuerlein’s fourth Player of the Week award, having previously received the honor in Week 4 of 2012, Week 13 of 2012, and Week 11 of 2014.