Harrison Butker wins AFC Special Teams Player for Week 17

As it turns out, scoring 19 points for your team will turn heads around the league.

Cincinnati Bengals v Kansas City Chiefs
Cincinnati Bengals v Kansas City Chiefs / David Eulitt/GettyImages
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In one of the most easily predicted weekly player awards to be given out this regular season by the National Football League, Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker has been named Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 17.

Butker came up big for the Chiefs with a career-best performance against the visiting Cincinnati Bengals at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday afternoon. During the game, Butker accounted for 19 total points of the team's 25 and set new personal bests for field goals made (six) and total points (19).

As it turns out, scoring 19 points for your team will turn heads around the league.

Previously, Butker had made five field goals in a single game on four separate occasions. Butker not only made six field goals against Cincy but he converted every attempt which gave him a perfect afternoon.

The Chiefs only scored a single touchdown on the day, but despite coming up short on several drives, their ability to come away with at least three points on six of those drives is still a major step forward for a team that's been frustrated offensively while losing four of their last six games.

Butker is having a career season as well for the Chiefs by converting 94 percent of his field goal attempts. He's also made every single extra point as well. He's nailed all five of his attempts from 50 yards or longer and he even made a 60-yard field goal earlier this year in a win at home over the Denver Broncos.

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