New York Giants' placekicker Josh Brown has been on quite a field-goal kicking roll this season, and his acumen is being noticed. Brown has been named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week after going 4-for-4 on field goals Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, including clutch kicks of 53 and 44 yards with the Giants protecting the lead late in the fourth quarter.
Brown, 36, has made a franchise record 23 straight field goals, 19 of those coming this season. The longest active streak in the NFL belongs to Stephen Gostkowski of the New England Patriots, who has made 28 in a row.
The 53-yarder was Brown's longest of the season, and the 36th field goal of 50 or more yards in his career.
Brown is the second Giant to win the award in the past three weeks. Dwayne Harris won it two weeks after his game-winning 100-yard kickoff return touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys.
Giants' punter Brad Wing had some excellent things to say about Brown during this week's "Big Blue Chat" podcast. Give that a listen below.