Nick Novak named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week


Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY SportsSan Diego,CA- San Diego Chargers Kicker Nick Novak has been named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week. Novak made four field goals from from 27, 28, 33 and 48 yards out in the Chargers 26-13 win over the Raiders.

This is the second time this season, Nick Novak has been named the AFC Special Teams Player of the week.

Novak’s earlier Player of the Week award came in a Week 6 victory over the Indianapolis Colts when Novak made four field goals from 31, 33, 34 and 50 yards.

Novak has been Mr.Reliable for the Chargers this season, making 32/35 field-goals on the season. Novak also has been 11-for-11 on attempts of 40-yards or more. Novak currently trails John Carney by two field goals for the record of most field goals made in a season by a Charger.

After Sundays game Phillip Rivers praised Nick Novak on his great season…

“Nick’s an offensive weapon,” he said. “When Nick’s on the field, he scores points. Much like a receiver or running back, seriously, when he’s been on the field, like you said it’s consistently almost every time, when he’s jived out there, we’ve scored points…When you have a kicker that’s valuable like Nick is, it’s a huge weapon for you. Yes, you want to score touchdowns and yes, you want to be aggressive, but there’s a time when it’s touchdown (or) check-down, and let’s make sure we get to three. Let’s give him chance to get to come out here and get to three. He was again clutch today.”