When Jason Myers had a few uncharacteristic misses early in the season, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll was quick to give his kicker a vote of confidence.
And since then, Myers, a Pro Bowl selection in 2022, has rewarded his team and his coach by making 12 straight field goals since his last miss in Week 4, a streak that included five made field goals in Sunday's win over the Washington Commanders, including the 43-yard game winner as time expired.
For his role in Seattle's Week 10 win over Washington, Myers was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week. It's Myers' second career Player of the Week award, having also won it with the Jets in 2018, and he's the first Seahawks kicker to earn that honor since Sebastian Janikowski in 2018.
Myers is the third Seahawks player to earn Player of the Week honors this season along with running back Kenneth Walker III and cornerback Devon Witherspoon, who also earned NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month honors for October.
"His mentality is just unwavering," Carroll said of Myers after Sunday's win. "As long as he's strong, he makes me strong. I've got all the commitment in the world to back him up. I think I said something a long time ago about that. He's the real deal, and he's a great kicker, and shoot, he showed you again today. It doesn't mean everybody hits everything forever. They go up and down and they have a couple misses here and there and then you fight your way back to who you are, and he's a fantastic player."
For Myers, the key to calmly splitting the uprights for a game-winning kick was to treat it just like the other four field goals he had made earlier in the game.
"Just trying to keep it all the same, every kick, first quarter, game-winner, keep it all the same," he said. "That's kind of the best way that I've learned that I like to go about kicks, no matter what the situation is. Trying to keep it all the same is kind of my goal and my mindset every kick."
Go behind the scenes with team photographer Rod Mar as he shares moments from the Seahawks' Week 10 win over the Commanders. Eye on the Hawks is presented by Western Washington Toyota Dealers.