We regularly promote Pro Bowl voting on vikings.com to give fans every chance possible to cast their votes. We also occasionally suggest which Vikings players might be particularly worthy of your Pro Bowl vote. The point is not to tell you who should vote for; rather we’re simply making the case for a player who might not otherwise garner the attention appropriate for his performance.
With that being said, Vikings P Chris Kluwe is a player who gets my Pro Bowl vote and I encourage you to vote for him, too.
Punting in the NFL is not about booting it as far as possible. It’s about winning the field position battle, and the Vikings punt team is doing just that. While Kluwe ranks 12th in gross punting average (44.5), he ranks 3rd in the more important net average category (43.3). This means Kluwe is doing a great job of putting hang time on his kicks and it also means the Vikings punt coverage team is doing a nice job of containing returners. Opposing teams average just 3.5 yards per return against Kluwe and Co., which is tied for #1 in the NFL.
On top of that, Kluwe has had 18 of his 36 punts downed inside the 20 and he’s had 12 punts fair caught by opponents. These are all very good numbers and they’re worthy, in my opinion, of him garnering Pro Bowl votes.
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