Washington Redskins placekicker Dustin Hopkins was rewarded with the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honor after his performance against the New York Giants last Sunday.
Hopkins kicked five field goals against the Giants, hitting all of them, including the game winner with less than two minutes remaining in regulation. The Skins defeated the Giants 29-27 in New Jersey for their first win of the season.
Hopkins’ longest kick last Sunday was from 49 yards and he also hit both extra points he attempted, as well as knocking all but one of his kickoffs into or out of the end zone for touchbacks. His 5-5 performance on field goals tied a team record done five other times.
Hopkins is the first Redskins player to win this honor since PK Kai Forbath, who won it in week 8 of the 2014 season. Hopkins actually replaced an ineffective Forbath early in 2015 and has been superb for Washington ever since.
Hopkins is now 11-11 on field goals this season and has not missed an extra point either.