EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Seeking a solution for their longtime kicking trouble, the Minnesota Vikings have acquired specialist Kaare Vedvik in a trade with the Baltimore Ravens.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Though he's pretty adept at flinging the football, Sam Koch is far more valuable to the Baltimore Ravens when using his right foot.
Koch leads the NFL with 37 punts inside the 20 yard-line, including 16 inside the 10. He received a game ball last Sunday — a rarity for a punter — after he pinned Cleveland inside the 20 on four of his five kicks, three of which were downed within 5 yards of the goal line.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — During an up and down season for the Baltimore Ravens, getting a solid performance by their special teams has been the one steady constant.
The accuracy of place kicker Justin Tucker and precise punting of Sam Koch is nothing new. They're both former Pro Bowl starters, so their effectiveness is almost a given.
Forced to punt from deep in their territory with a seven-point lead over Cincinnati and 11 seconds remaining, the Baltimore Ravens weren't about to risk a fluke fumble or a blocked kick.