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Chiefs-Raiders: Battle Of The League’s Best…Punters

Article By on 14th November, 2009

... won't be one of two teams battling for first place in the AFC West. Neither team has been very good this season, and each have more problems than solutions at the moment.

However, this game on Sunday between the Chiefs and Raiders will pit two of the NFL's best punters against one another. 

Raiders punter Shane Lechler leads the NFL in gross punting average at 52.3 yards per punt. In the Raiders trip to Kansas City earlier this season, Lechler had his best game averaging 56.9 yards per punt on seven punts, including a 70-yarder.

Lechler's punting style is one of power. He drives the football deep into the opposition's territory and relies upon his coverage team to shut down any returns.

As a result, 34 or Lechler's 4...

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