In a game that will feature two of the most proficient offenses this season, Super Bowl Sunday likely won't be a busy day for both teams' punters.
Behind the numbers
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But that shouldn't marginalize the jobs of both punters, Indianapolis' Pat McAfee and New Orleans' Thomas Morstead, who are kicking for Super Bowl teams in their rookie seasons. In fact, their punts will be magnified in Super Bowl XLIV as the few opportunities they have will be crucial in the battle for field position.
Of all the Saints players glorified for helping the team reach its first Super Bowl, Morstead is far down the list. But he shouldn't be. In the Saints' 31-28 overtime victory over the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship Game, Morstead averaged 51.3 yards on seven punts, including a 63-yarder in the third quarter.
McAfee doesn't have quite the same power as Morstead, averaging 44.3 yards per punt during the regular season. But with Reggie Bush staring him down, McAfee will be focused less on how hard and high he kicks the ball and more on where he places it.
On kickoffs, Morstead and McAfee have been two of the best in terms of touchbacks. Morstead ranked fourth in the league during the regular season with 27 touchbacks, and McAfee wasn't far behind with 21, sixth-best.