Saints K Will Lutz named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week
Carolina never led, but tied the game at 38 with a few minutes left.
New Orleans drove into Panthers territory, setting up rookie kicker Will Lutz for a 52 yard field goal. It sailed through the uprights, and Lutz earned some recognition from the NFL for his efforts.
He was named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week today, the first Saints rookie to receive the honor.
Lutz and the Saints are hoping his future with the team plays out differently. Head coach Sean Payton has raved about the leg strength of the 22 year old who signed with the team days before the season opener.
On the season, Lutz is 7 of 11 on field goal attempts and 18 out of 18 on PATs.