New York Giants’ punter Brad Wing has been recognized as NC Special Teams Player of the Week for his outstanding work Sunday night in a 10-7 victory over the Dallas Cowboys.
Wing punted nine times for a net average of 42.9 yards per punt, with five punts downed inside the 20-yard line — two of which were downed by Dwayne Harris inside the 5-yard line. The Cowboys totaled three yards on three punt returns.
This is this the sixth Player of the Week award won by the Giants this season, and the second on special teams; Janoris Jenkins was honored in Week 2. Odell Beckham, Jr. was the NFC Offensive Player of the Week in Week 6, and the Giants have been cited for three defensive awards – safety Landon Collins in Weeks 7 and 9, and end Jason Pierre-Paul in Week 12. Collins was the NFC Defensive Player of the Month in November.
Wing is the first Giants punter to receive the Special Teams Player of the Week Award since Jeff Feagles in Week 13 of the 2005 season – also for his performance in a December home victory against Dallas.
I guess it’s a good thing I corrected my oversight after failing to give Wing “Kudos” this week.