The Week 1 Official Arrowhead Guys Punter Rankings

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This week’s games are in the books, which means we can get to the most exciting part of the NFL season, analyzing punters. If you want an explanation for how these numbers are computed, look here.

2021 Week 1 Rankings

RankTeamPunterPuntsWPA Per Punt
1WAST.Way30.0247
2LVA.Cole60.0238
3JAXL.Cooke60.0176
4GBC.Bojorquez40.0123
5NYJM.Ammendola60.0112
6ARIA.Lee30.00928
7TBB.Pinion40.00839
8ATLC.Nizialek60.00759
9DALB.Anger30.00728
10CINK.Huber50.00643
11BUFM.Haack30.000301
12DETJ.Fox3-0.000552
13MINJ.Berry7-0.00152
14INDR.Sanchez4-0.00187
15NYGR.Dixon3-0.00203
16PITP.Harvin5-0.00212
17PHIA.Siposs4-0.00510
18SEAM.Dickson5-0.00536
19HOUC.Johnston6-0.00730
20MIAM.Palardy4-0.0129
21CARJ.Charlton6-0.0136
22TENB.Kern3-0.0136
23BALS.Koch4-0.0232

Analysis

There may be 23 teams, but only 23 had punters who qualified for the list as I limit it to those with 2.5 punts per game. That means several, including the Chiefs’ Tommy Townsend, didn’t punt enough to make the list. That’s a good thing.

For those who did have offenses bad enough to punt 3 or more times, Washington’s Tress Way leads the way. Way is closely followed by the Raiders’ AJ Cole, who Derek Carr graciously allowed to punt 6 times.

On the other side is Baltimore’s Sam Koch. Is it a coincidence that the the Raiders, with one of the top punters, beat the Ravens, with the worst? Probably yes.

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Chief-Blinders-On
09/15/2021 11:48 am

Tress Way to needs to go to the Patriots. So folks can say no one punts deflated balls quite like the Patriots’ Way.

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Reply to  Tony Sommer
09/15/2021 10:23 am

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3rdnlong
Reply to  Tony Sommer
09/15/2021 1:22 pm

I still remember watching a game where the announcer said in like the 3rd quarter, “This is a heck of a game… if you like punts.” Hilarious.

larch
Reply to  Tony Sommer
09/15/2021 2:00 pm

Good. Thanks. Special teams is my pet obsession this year with the Chiefs. They can make such a difference, good and bad.

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