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  1. Jones earns punter of week acclaim

    Phil Sheridan

    For the second game in a row, Donnie Jones of the Philadelphia Eagles was named punter of the week by Mark Simon of ESPN Stats & Information. "That is a huge part of why we had some success in that game against Arizona," Eagles defensive coordinat...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  2. A nod to Andy Lee

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Mark Simon of ESPN Stats & Information gives rare weekly kudos to an overlooked standout -- the punter. The Week 4 honor goes to Cincinnati's Kevin Huber. However, San Francisco's outstanding Andy Lee led Simon's list of hon...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  3. Is Shane Lechler the punter of the week?

    Tania Ganguli

    Not yet. In an effort to give punters some respect, our Mark Simon from ESPN Stats and Info, along with his Punter Picking Committee, awards a punter of each week. Punting artist (or punting poet as J.J. Watt would tell it) Shane Lechler hasn't ea...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  4. Bengals' Huber gets 'Agony of the Feet'

    Coley Harvey

    For the third straight season, overseer of ESPN's Stats & Info blog, Mark Simon, is unveiling his weekly picks for "Punter of the Week." In an effort to recognize one of the more undervalued positions on the football field, Simon will be checking...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  5. These rankings favor 49ers in big way

    Mike Sando

    NEW ORLEANS -- Thanks to Mark Simon of ESPN Stats & Information for pointing out a fun (for San Francisco 49ers fans, anyway) Super Bowl prediction model from ACTA Sports. The model shows winning percentages for Super Bowl participants based on wh...

    Blog | January 31, 2013
  6. Lee named top punter; Zastudil, Ryan close

    Mike Sando

    Just wanted to pass along a quick note from Mark Simon of ESPN Stats & Information: The San Francisco 49ers' Andy Lee recently edged the Arizona Cardinals' Dave Zastudil for the NFL's 2012 punter of the year in voting by ESPN writers, researchers and...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  7. The Big Apple's Greatest No. 12s

    Mark Simon | ESPN Stats & Information

    With it being 12/12/12 on our calendar, our thoughts turned to the question: Who were the best players to wear No. 12 in New York professional sports history? We came up with the best choice, one for each team, below. A tip of the cap to the follo...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  8. Spotlight comes with job for West punters

    Mike Sando

    Five times in nine weeks an NFC West punter has earned acclaim from ESPN punter awareness coordinator Mark Simon. Simon works for ESPN Stats & Information. He isn't really a punter awareness coordinator, at least not officially. I've called hi...

    Blog | November 06, 2012
  9. Patriots loss was a streak-stopper

    Mark Simon

    It was a stunning finish that led to Sunday's loss by the New England Patriots to the Arizona Cardinals, ending a series of streaks in Patriots history that was rather impressive. Here's a look at some of our best notes, stats and trends from that...

    Blog | September 16, 2012
  10. Chas Henry is NFL's 'Punter of the Week'

    Dan Graziano

    Mark Simon of ESPN Stats & Information is back this year with his wildly popular "Punter of the Week" feature. Well, all right. I guess "wildly popular" is stretching it a bit. I know I like it, though, and I'm pleased to inform you all that this yea...

    Blog | September 11, 2012
  11. Stats & Info: How Giants, Eli came through

    Mark Simon, ESPN Stats & Information

    Matt Slocum/AP Photo Eli Manning matched his 2007 postseason with 9 touchdown passes, one of many similarities between this championship and that one. Manning won SUper Bowl MVP on both occasions.The New York Giants are Super Bowl champions again, w...

    Blog | February 06, 2012
  12. Stats & Info: Giants repeat the feat

    Mark Simon, ESPN Stats & Information

    For the second time in five seasons, the New York Giants completed an epic Super Bowl run with a come-from-behind victory in the final minute over the New England Patriots. It was a game reminiscent of the one that took place in Super Bowl XLII. ...

    Blog | February 05, 2012
  13. On the Titans' special teams

    Paul Kuharsky

    Mark Simon of ESPN Stats & Information puts in solid time tracking punters, and he named the Titans' Brett Kern his punter of the day for his work against the Texans in Houston. A new NFL single-season record for gross punting yards was set Su...

    Blog | January 06, 2012
  14. Feets of strength underlie year of the punter

    Mark Simon

    AP PhotosShane Lechler and Andy Lee battled to the last snap for the gross punting title and the 2011 Most Valuable Punter award. The 2011 NFL season is one that will likely best be remembered as the Year of the Quarterback. But it should also be re...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  15. Weatherford repeats as 'Punter of the Day'

    New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford is mounting a serious challenge to Sav Rocca's spot on the NFC East All-Division Team. Mark Simon of ESPN Stats & Information is making sure I don't overlook Weatherford, who was the Giants' offensive star...

    Blog | November 07, 2011
  16. Division's kickers are killing it

    Paul Kuharsky

    Long distance field-goal attempts are finding their way through the uprights at a fantastic rate. Mark Simon of ESPN Stats & Information says overall field-goal attempts are being converted at nearly 86 percent, which would break the season re...

    Blog | November 02, 2011