Following a perfect performance against the Carolina Panthers in which he connected on all five of his field goal attempts, New York Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes has been named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week. Both linebacker Spencer Paysinger and punter Steve Weatherford were also nominated.
Tynes accounted for 18 of the Giants' 36 points in their blowout win on Thursday night, with field goals of 27, 30, 36, 47 and 49 yards. He also connected on three extra points, extending his streak and the team record to 166 consecutive makes dating back to October 21st, 2007.
So far this season, Tynes is a perfect 10-for-10 on field goals, and his 10 makes tie him for the league lead with Jason Hanson of the Detroit Lions (10-for-11).
Tynes is the first Giants player to win the special teams award since Domenik Hixon did it in week 13 of the 2009 season, and the first Big Blue kicker to win it since John Carney in week three of the 2008 season.
This marks the third time Tynes has won this award, but his first with the Giants. The previous two came as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs.
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