NY Giants kicker Graham Gano named Special Teams Player of the Week
Kicker Graham Gano has been among the most consistently productive players on the NY Giants’ roster, and was Wednesday recognized as the NFL’s Special Teams Player of the Week, following Sunday’s 23-20 win over the Washington Football Team at FedExField.
Gano made all three of his field goal tries Sunday, kicks of 38, 48, and 42 yards, propelling the Giants to their second win of the season.
Sunday’s performance in a lot of ways was a microcosm of Gano’s stroung season. Gano hasn’t missed a field goal try since a windy Sunday afternoon back in Week 2 in Chicago against the Bears. He’s made all 32 of his other tries.
Gano’s 19 made field goals this season is second most among all NFL kickers.
Entering Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Gano has made 18 consecutive field goal tries, which is the third-longest streak in Giants history, and the longest streak of his career.
Signed by the Giants back in August in the aftermath of former kicker Aldrick Rosas’ arrest on drunk driving charges, Gano has been worth every penny for the Giants and among the team’s most impactful free agent additions.
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