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Top Five Special Teams Plays of 2014

1. ONSIDE KICK VS. 49ERS

The Giants recovered an onside kick in the third quarter against the 49ers, their first successful onside kick since Nov. 7, 2004 vs. Chicago.

San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh challenged the Giants' recovery of Josh Brown's onside kick, but referee Gene Steratore confirmed the ruling.

Despite the onside kick recovery, the Giants fell to the 49ers, 16-10

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> **[WATCH HIGHLIGHTS FROM GIANTS VS. 49ERS](http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Watch-New-York-Giants-vs-San-Francisco-49ers-highlights/9047cfd1-1493-4c3b-b7c2-2ba195d8d377)**
> [PLAYS THAT CHANGED THE GAME](http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/3-plays-that-changed-the-game/0608d6ba-4350-4dab-bd15-75a872a2e67a)


 
2. ONSIDE KICK VS. REDSKINS

The Giants' recovered an onside kick on the second-half kickoff  against Washington – which was from the opponent's 35-yard line, because of a pair of 15-yard penalties (unsportsmanlike conduct and an ejection) on receiver Santana Moss, who got in  referee Jeff Triplette's face after quarterback Robert Griffin III's touchdown was taken off the board. Chandler Fenner recovered the onside kick.

The Giants would go on to win the game, 24-13.

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> **[PHOTO TIMELINE: GIANTS VS. WASHINGTON](http://www.giants.com/photos/photos/Photo-Timeline-Giants-vs-Washington/fab27958-be08-4d01-b249-e25ef5d71919)**
> **[WATCH GAME HIGHLIGHTS](http://www.giants.com/videos/videos/WR-Odell-Beckham-Jr-highlights-vs-Washington/3e30bc01-7332-46c9-8769-0a9c14eb166c)**
> **[POSTGAME STATS AND NOTES](http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Giants-top-Washington-Postgame-notes-and-stats/ad69d8ea-5b59-4974-ae88-4c84719659da)**


 
3. FUMBLE RECOVERY VS. RAMS

The Giants kicked a field goal on the game's opening series and rookie Nat Berhe recovered Benny Cunningham's fumble on the ensuing kickoff. It was the first time the Giants forced a turnover before their defense had to play a snap since Oct. 4, 2009 at Kansas City, where Bryan Kehl recovered Jamaal Charles' fumble on the opening kickoff.

The Giants came away with one of their best wins of the season with a 37-27 defeat of the Rams.

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> [GIANTS VS. RAMS HIGHLIGHTS](http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Watch-New-York-Giants-vs-St-Louis-Rams-Highlights/fe7e932e-3521-4b07-836f-53f6f229d722)
> **[TOP FIVE UNSING HEROS OF 2014](http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/Top-Five/article-1/Top-Five-Unsung-Heroes-of-2014/c77a68bb-f93c-4dc6-9c1a-1629994e60d3)**
> [**FLASHBACK: MINI-CAMP PRESS CONFERENCE**](http://www.giants.com/videos/videos/Safety-Nat-Berhe-on-joining-the-Giants-secondary/ab552384-35e9-4fec-9508-dd7bb6e3b3cb)


 
4. JOSH BROWN 53-YARD FIELD GOAL VS. EAGLES

Josh Brown kicked field goals of 28, 20, 36 and 53 yards against the Eagles. The 53-yarder was the longest by a Giant since Lawrence Tynes kicked a field goal from the same distance at Dallas on Oct. 25, 2010. Brown's 53-yard field goal was his longest since he booted a 53-yarder on Nov. 21, 2010 for St. Louis vs. Atlanta.

Brown finished the season with 24 successes in 26 attempts (one of the misses was a block), a 92.3 percentage that is a Giants single-season record. The former mark of 92.1 (35 of 38) was set by John Carney in 2008.

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> **[12-YEAR VETERAN BROWN HAS CAREER YEAR](http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/12-year-veteran-Josh-Brown-has-career-year/ee8ad7a5-3b5b-46c5-9a7e-2e6d718b8841)**
> **[GIANTS VS. EAGLES PHOTO TIMELINE](http://www.giants.com/photos/photos/Photo-Timeline-Giants-vs-Eagles/b3ab54f0-32db-4dbb-a367-e52eac55ffe8)**


 
5. WEATHERFORD 5 PUNTS INSIDE THE 20 VS. WASHINGTON

The Giants special teams, including Punter Steve Weatherford, played a key role for the Giants. Weatherford downed five punts inside the 20 against Washington as the Giants took a 24-13 win over their NFC East Rivals.

Weatherford finished the season with 25 punts inside the 20 and an average of 45.5 yards on his 80 punts.

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> **[OFFSEASON CHAT WITH PUNTER STEVE WEATHERFORD](http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Offseason-Chat-Punter-Steve-Weatherford/f97d73a0-5978-464e-9455-3eaae3a25fbd)**
> **[WEATHERFORD TALKS TRICK PLAYS](http://www.giants.com/videos/videos/Steve-Weatherford-discusses-trick-plays-/cd5ed5de-956f-4e76-90a0-e376e05859ce)**


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