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Josh Brown named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Josh Brown has been selected the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week, the second Giants player to receive that honor in three weeks.

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Brown made all four of his field goal attempts - from 35, 35, 53 and 44 yards - in the Giants' 32-18 Sunday victory at Tampa Bay. The 53-yarder was his longest field goal of the season. Brown has succeeded on all 19 of his field goal attempts this season and a career-high and Giants-record 23-straight dating back to last season. He kicked his 53- and 44-yard field goals in the fourth quarter to help clinch the victory when the Buccaneers were rallying.

Brown's 23 consecutive successes is the NFL's second-longest active streak, behind Stephen Gostkowski's 28 in a row. Brown and Gostkowski will be on the same field Sunday, when the New England Patriots visit MetLife Stadium.

It was the 13th time in Brown's three seasons with the Giants that he kicked at least three field goals in a game, and the fifth time he booted at least four. This was his second four-field goal game of the season; he kicked four at Dallas on Sept. 13. Brown also had touchbacks on three of his seven kickoffs.

Brown's 53-yard field goal at Tampa Bay was the 36th of his career of 50 or more yards. That ties him with San Francisco's Phil Dawson for second place among active kickers, behind only Oakland's Sebastian Janikowski (50).

This is Brown's sixth Player of the Week Award in his 13-year career, and his second in three seasons with the Giants. He was honored in Week 16 of the 2013 season after helping the Giants defeat the Lions in overtime in Detroit. Brown kicked field goals of 41, 52 and 45 yards, the last the overtime game-winner, to become the first kicker in Giants history with three field goals longer than 40 yards in a regular-season game.

Dwayne Harris was the NFC Specials Teams Player of the Week two weeks ago, after his game-deciding 100-yard kickoff return vs. Dallas.

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