New York Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes, who was 5-for-5 on field goals in Thursday night's victory in Carolina, has been named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week. Tynes is the seventh player in Giants history to kick at least five field goals in a game and the first since Jay Feely in 2005. Joe Danelo hit six in a game against Seattle in 1981, so he alone in the Giants family is allowed to remain unimpressed with Tynes' feat.
Tynes is 10-for-10 on field goals this year after a season in which he was a reliable contributor to the Giants' Super Bowl title run. His previous career high for field goals in a game was four, set on Nov. 27, 2005, with Kansas City and matched on Sept. 20, 2009, with the Giants. This is the third time he's won a Player of the Week Award, though the first two were while he was with the Chiefs.
The last Giants player to win Special Teams Player of the Week was Domenik Hixon in Week 13 of 2009. The last Giants kicker to win it was John Carney in Week 3 of 2008. The last Giants player to win any NFC Player of the Week Award was of course wide receiver Hakeem Nicks, who was the conference's Offensive Player of the Week just last week.