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Aldrick Rosas named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Aldrick Rosas’ breakout season now includes an NFC Special Teams Player of the Week Award.

The second-year kicker today received that honor for his contributions in the Giants’ 30-27 overtime victory against the Chicago Bears on Sunday.

Rosas made all three of his field goal attempts, including the game-winning 44-yarder in overtime and a franchise-record 57-yarder on the final play of the first half as the Giants won for the third time in four games. He also booted a 37-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter.

The game-winner was the second of Rosas’ career; he kicked a 23-yarder to beat Kansas City in overtime on Nov. 19, 2017.

The previous long field goals in franchise history were a pair of 56-yarders by Ali Haji-Sheikh in 1983, vs. Green Bay on Sept. 26, and at Detroit on Nov. 7. Rosas’ previous long field goal was a 53-yarder at Carolina on Oct. 7.

Rosas’ 57-yard field goal was his fourth from at least 50 yards this year, tying the Giants’ single-season record for long three-pointers set by Josh Brown in 2014. Rosas has made 96.3 percent of his field goal attempts (26 of 27) this year. The franchise record for a full season is 93.8 percent, set by Brown in 2015 (30 of 32). Rosas’ only miss was a 52-yard try against Philadelphia on Oct. 11. He has kicked three field goals in a game four times this season.

Rosas is seventh among NFL kickers with 99 points this year, and needs just one more to become the first Giants player to score 100 in a season since Brown scored 134 in 2015.

This is the Giants’ second Player of the Week award this season; Saquon Barkley was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week two weeks ago for his performance in a victory against Tampa Bay.

Rosas is the first Giants player to win the special teams award since punter Brad Wing was honored in Weeks 14 and 15 in 2016. Wing was the first Giants player to receive the award in back-to-back weeks. The last Giants kicker to be named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week was Brown in Week 9 of the 2015 season.

This is the 29th time a Giants player has been named Special Teams Player of the Week since the awards were instituted in 1984. Placekickers have won 13 of the awards.

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