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Josh Brown named NFC Special Teams Player of Week

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Giants' placekicker honored after hitting three long field goal in victory over Detroit.

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

New York Giants' placekicker Josh Brown has been named NFC Special Teams player of the Week after kicking three field goals of more than 40 yards, including a 45-yard game-winner in overtime, Sunday vs. the Detroit Lions.

Brown made kicks of 41, 45 and 52 yards. The 52-yarder was his longest of the season and the longest by a Giants' kicker since Lawrence Tynes kicked a 53-yarder at Dallas on Oct. 25, 2010. It was the first 50-yarder by a Giant since Tynes kicked a 50-yard field goal vs. Pittsburgh on Nov. 4, 2012.

Brown replaced Tynes this season and has gone 21-of-23 in field-goal attempts. He has now made 17 in a row.

Brown is an 11-year NFL veteran. He is the fourth Giant to be honored this this season. Terrell Thomas (Week 8), Jason Pierre-Paul (Week 11) and Justin Tuck (Week 13) won the Defensive Player of the Week Award.

Question, Giants' fans: Has Brown been an upgrade over Tynes? Discuss that before you head off to enjoy your Christmas Eve.