September 1, 2014

Masthay is NFC Special Teams Player of the Week

Tim Masthay became the first punter to throw a touchdown pass in 40 years

Tim Masthay

for the Packers.  He also punted five times for a 47.6 yard average in the Green Bay Packers 23-10 win over the Chicago Bears. 

Masthay today was named the NFC’s Special Teams Player of the Week. 

In the second quarter, with the Packers leading 3-0, Green Bay faced a fourth-and-26 situation at the Chicago 27 yard line.  The Packers lined up for a field goal but executed a fake, ending with Masthay throwing a 27-yard catch and run pass to tight end Tom Crabtree. 

It was the first touchdown pass by a Green Bay punter since November 19, 1972 when Ron Widby threw a 68-yard touchdown to Dave Davis.

On defense, 3 1/2 sacks wasn’t enough to land Clay Matthews the defensive player of the week honors.  Arizona DE Calais Campbell captured that honor, registering 10 tackles and two sacks in the Cardinals 20-18 win over New England.