Michael Mauti’s week just got even better.
The Saints linebacker has been named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week after blocking a punt and recovering it for a touchdown during Thursday’s win over the Atlanta Falcons.
It was the first blocked punt and touchdown of the Mandeville native’s career.
The Saints last blocked a punt and returned it for a touchdown on Sept. 9, 2012 against the Washington Redskins. Martez Wilson recorded the block and Courtney Roby returned it for the score.