For the 2011 season, Giants punter Steve Weatherford attempted 82 punts and averaged 45.7 yards per punt.
Considering that it's obviously a 16-game regular season, averaging just over five punts per game and consistently changing the field position almost half it's length is damn impressive.
In the playoffs, Weatherford's consistency continued and perhaps made the biggest impact against San Francisco.
A defensive battle, Weatherford was asked to punt 12 times and he managed to average 46.4 yards per punt, while having a long of 57 yards. His punt yards total for the NFC Championship game was 557 yards and two of them landed inside the 20-yard line.
Anytime a punter can be that reliable in a big game, your team always has a solid chance of winning. That'll also hold true against New England in the Super Bowl because providing Tom Brady with a short field is not an option.
Plus, getting dangerous return man Julian Edelman to backup will be crucial with playmaker Devin Thomas bolting downfield.
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