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Justin Tucker named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week

Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker talks about making the winning kick in overtime to beat the Steelers, 23-30. (Kevin Richardson/Baltimore Sun Video)

In a week when NFL kickers were in the spotlight for high-profile misses costing teams victories, Ravens kicker Justin Tucker, whose 52-yard field goal in overtime won the Ravens Thursday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, was named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week Wednesday.

NFL kickers missed 11 field goals last week, including potential game-sealing kicks by Pittsburgh's Josh Scobee and Jacksonville's Jason Myers.

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Tucker, who is 10-for-11 on the season, also connected from 40- and 42-yards in the fourth quarter of the Ravens' 23-20 win over Pittsburgh Thursday at Heinz Field. He's also hit all nine of his extra-point attempts this season.

His only miss of the season came early against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 3, when he missed wide right from 50 yards out.

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This week's honor gives the 2013 Pro Bowl kicker his fifth such award, with others coming in Week 3 of 2014 and Weeks 10, 12, and 15 in 2013.

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