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Kevin Huber earns AFC Special Teams Player of the Week

Cincinnati Bengals punter Kevin Huber was the best special teams player in the AFC, according to the NFL.

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Cincinnati Bengals punter Kevin Huber was named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance against the San Diego Chargers.

Huber punted the football four times during Cincinnati's 17-10 win on Sunday, generating a career-high 55.5 yard/punt average and improving his season average from 40.5 yards to 41.6 yards with punts of 75, 56, 53, and 38 yards (the 75-yarder and 38-yarder were dropped inside the Chargers 20-yard line). Huber's 75-yarder also tied a franchise record, set by Kyle Larson against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Oct. 9.

This is the fifth monthly and/or weekly awarded handed to a Bengals player this season and the first on special teams. Marvin Jones was the week eight AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his four touchdown performance against the Jets. Vontaze Burfict won the defensive player aware in week 11 and Andy Dalton won two -- the week six award and the AFC player of the month for October.