Succop earns weekly NFL award

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The NFL named Chiefs kicker Ryan Succop as Week Eight’s AFC Special Team Player of the Week.

Succop went 3-of-4 on field goal attempts and 2-of-2 on PATs during the Chiefs’23-17 win against the Cleveland Browns.

He connected from 42, 35 and 40 yards, with his three field goals tying Nick Folk to top the AFC. His two field goals from 40 yards also tied Folk as the top distances.

“For me, it just means we won the game,” Succop said. “That’s the big thing. That’s a team award, that means we won and that’s what’s most important.”

Tuesday’s honor marks Succop’s third of his five-year career with the Chiefs, which surpasses the two each won by Lawrence Tynes and Pete Stoyanovich. Succop last received the award in Week 15 of 2011.

The Chiefs have virtually been weekly regulars with the NFL award.

Linebacker Justin Houston has won it twice, including being named September’s AFC Defensive Player of the Month, Tamba Hali once and Dexter McCluster once.

“That kind of comes with winning games and that’s what we’re doing right now,” Succop said. “It was a big win for us Sunday, we’re excited about it and hopefully we’ll go out and get another one this week.”