Oh, Henry's Been Punting Well

 At BoopStats, one of our biggest problems with punting statistics is that a punter's strategy changes according to his team's position on the field. A 60-yard punt doesn't do any good if you are kicking from the opponent's 40-yard-line and deposit it into the fourth row of drunken fans.

So we like to look at how punters fare when kicking from their own half of the field. And using those numbers, Chas Henry has become a major asset for the Eagles' special teams.

In his last seven games, Henry has punted 25 times from the Eagles' half of the field and blasted 16 of them 50 or more yards. That comes on the heels of his first 11 games, when he had just six 50-yard boots on 31 such kicks.

Here are his punting statistics from the Eagles' half of the field (blocked and tipped punts not included):

 Line of
 Scrimmage 

 Punts 

 Avg. 

 50+ 
         Line of
 Scrimmage 

 Punts 

 Avg. 

 50+ 
   1-10  —  —  —    1-10
   3  52.3    2
 11-20    3  38.3  0  11-20    6  52.3    4
 21-30  10  45.4  2  21-30    7  48.4    4
 31-40  13  40.5  2  31-40    4  49.8    2
 41-50    5
 47.4  2  41-50    5  51.2    4
 Totals  31  43.0  6  Totals  25  50.6  16

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