Rookie punter Shawn Powell tied a Bills mark with his performance Thursday night.
Powell tied a Bills record with five punts inside the Dolphins 20-yard line. His best was clearly the one late in the fourth quarter that went out of bounds at the Miami one-yard line.
“When I hit it, and I knew it was up there, I was like, ‘Alright, he’s probably going to fair catch this one.’ And that’s really all I could ask for is a fair catch,” Powell said. “You saw what he was doing to us, he bounced it to the outside and we just have a great coverage team to get him, but I didn’t want to give him that chance. I saw him run away from it, and I was like, OK, let’s see if we can get a good bounce on it. I looked up, and I hit it straight in the air, and at first I thought it was going to go from the inside of the pylon out (of bounds). Obviously it didn’t. It was a real good feeling. A real good feeling.”
Powell’s net punting average for the game was an impressive 40.9 yards on seven punts.
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