Patrick Scales replacing Thomas Gafford in Chicago at snapper was not the only change implicating special teams this week. The Chargers made a rare in-season special teams coaching change before this week’s game. Kevin Spencer was let go and replaced by Craig Aukerman.
The new extra point rule continues to create new excitement to a previously automatic aspect of the game. After eight misses all of last season, there were more than that missed this week alone and 57 missed extra points to date.
Five snappers had punt coverage tackles, with Kevin McDermott (Vikings), Zak DeOssie (Giants) and Carson Tinker (Jaguars) recording solo tackles, while John Denney (Dolphins) and Mike Leach (Cardinals) had assisted tackles.
The NFL Long Snappers Chart after Week Thirteen is below.