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Randy Bullock earns award for record-setting game

HOUSTON -- Texans kicker Randy Bullock was named AFC special-teams player of the week for a performance in a game in which his team relied heavily on him.

"It’s really special," Bullock said. "It’s an honor I’ve never had before. It sounds like it’s been something that hasn’t happened here in a while. It’s really special, but like I said, I’m just honored and very happy to be able to receive that. But a lot of that, again, is credited to Jon Weeks and Shane Lechler. They’ve been very, very beneficial to me."

Bullock kicked six field goals and made them all from 20, 25, 30, 33, 35 and 39 yards. He accounted for 19 of the Texans' 25 points in their 12-point win over the Ravens.

The six field goals are the most in any NFL game this season and a Texans single-game record.

“Six under 40 yards, that’s a big game," Bullock said. "It was a lot of fun to be able to put points on the board, and hopefully we’ll be able to score some touchdowns and be successful this week.”

Bullock credited long-snapper Weeks and punter Lechler, who is the holder on place kicks, with helping his success this season. Now that he's left it behind, he can assess why he struggled earlier in his career.

"Honestly, looking back I think it was a little bit of everything," Bullock said. "I had been put in some tough situations. I didn’t feel like I was making as good of contact on the ball at times. Looking back, I really studied a whole lot of tape and did a whole lot of mental and physical preparation for this year to try and put that behind me and move forward."

This marks the fourth time the Texans have had a player of the week. Defensive end J.J. Watt has earned the award twice and quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick once.