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Powell ties Bills mark

Posted by Chris Brown on November 16, 2012 – 9:50 am

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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