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Lawrence Tynes Named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week

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New York Giants' placekicker Lawrence Tynes has been named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week after going 5-for-5 in field-goal attempts in a 36-7 victory last Thursday against the Carolina Panthers.

The five field goals were a career-high for Tynes, who made kicks from 47, 49, 30, 36 and 37 yards. He is the seventh player in Giants history to kick at least five field goals in a game and the first since Jay Feely did it vs. Washington on Oct. 30, 2005. The team record of six was set by Joe Danelo at Seattle on Oct. 18, 1981.

Tynes' previous career high was four field goals on Nov. 27, 2005 for Kansas City vs. New England and Sept. 20, 2009 for the Giants at Dallas. Tynes 49-yard field was his longest since he kicked a 50-yarder vs. Green Bay on Dec. 4, 2011. Tynes kicked two field goals of at least 40 yards in a game for the first time since Oct. 10, 2010 at Houston, where he booted three-pointers of 45 and 42 yards.