Cleveland Browns punter back in trouble one week after taking Antonio Brown kick

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Cleveland Browns punter Spencer Lanning was again in the thick of the action in Week Two of the NFL season.

On the front line

Just a week after being on the receiving end of a kung-fu style kick to the face from Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Antonio Brown, the fourth-year punter saw his helmet knocked off in a melee which began with Lanning botching a hold for an extra point, and ended with the Browns man at the bottom of a pile New Orleans Saints defensemen.

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With an NFL punter's career consisting of little more than doing what their job title suggests, Spencer Lanning has certainly found himself on the front line in the opening couple of weeks of the 2014 NFL season.

Browns win regardless

Fortunately for Lanning however, whilst last week's appointment with Antonio Brown's cleat was followed by a defeat to the Steelers at the end of the fourth quarter, his failure to hold the ball in place for his teammate didn't have any long-lasting repercussion for his team Sunday afternoon with the Cleveland Browns managing to secure a shock 26-24 win against the New Orleans Saints.

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As for Lanning himself, the South Carolina graduate has done well to avoid any repercussions on a personal level throughout the two incidents. It is just a shame that his willingness to first attempt to tackle a marauding Brown last weekend, and then run the ball into the end zone at FirstEnergy Stadium Sunday were not quite matched by the execution.

What's next for Week Three?

Still with a punter's life in the NFL a far cry from the glitz and glamour of a running back stud or franchise quarterback Spencer Lanning has probably accumulated about as much copy space in the past couple of weeks as he will do in the remainder of his career so he may as well enjoy it while he can.

After watching back the two crushing hits again mind you we're not too sure if he remembers much about either.

The only thing that is safe to assume is that it is worth keeping an eye on the Browns when they play the Baltimore Ravens next weekend just to see what happens in the third instalment of Spencer Lanning's action-packed 2014 season.

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