Inside The Bills

Moorman has shot at elusive number

Posted by Chris Brown on December 14, 2009 – 3:23 pm

Brian Moorman won’t be the first punt to eclipse the 40-yard net punting average if he’s above that figure at season’s end, but it would be the first time in his career that he’s pulled it off.

After Sunday’s masterful performance in which he finished with a net average of 53, Moorman’s net average for the season is now 41.4, good for third in the league behind San Fran’s Andy Lee (41.8) and Oakland’s Shane Lechler (44.3) — (what’s up with kicking in the Bay area?).

It’s difficult to punt for distance in the cold when the ball turns into a rock, but with one game left in a dome when the Bills play Atlanta on Dec. 27, Moorman should have a shot at being a member of the over 40 club provided he doesn’t have any shanks or mis-hits against New England or Indy in Week 15 and 17.

Be sure to vote for Moorman for the Pro Bowl as he’s on pace to have his best season in terms of net punting average, the benchmark stat for punters.

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