For the third time this season, a Seattle Seahawk has taken home an NFC player of the week award. Sebastian Janikowski follows Frank Clark (Week 6) and Michael Dickson (Week 8) as Seahawks to win the honors in 2018, after a three field goal performance in Seattle’s win over the Carolina Panthers.
It was a relatively easy performance from Janikowski, who at his peak, had perhaps the strongest leg the league’s ever seen. The 40-year-old went 3/3 in the Seahawks’ win, connecting from 33, 30 and 31 yards, the last of which was a last-second winner. Janikowski also hit all three extra points he attempted on the day.
Following his game-winning performance on Sunday, Janikowski was complementary of the situation he was put into to close the game:
Sebastian Janikowski the GOAT pic.twitter.com/DMRsf4CNcM— Sam HawkBadger (@hwkbgr) November 26, 2018
As John Boyle pointed out, this is the eighth time Janikowski has won a Special Teams Player of the Week award, with his first coming 18 (!) years ago.
#Seahawks K Sebastian Janikowski named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week after going 3 for 3 on FGs Sunday, including the game-winner. Eighth POTW honor for Janikowski, who first won it as a rookie 18 years ago. https://t.co/j1uee95435— John Boyle (@johnpboyle) November 28, 2018
After struggling early, Janikowski has become supremely reliable for Seattle, hitting all 33 extra points he’s attempted on the year, and missing just four of 19 field goal attempts.