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Thursday, November 1, 2012
Tynes receives NFC honor

By Kieran Darcy

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Lawrence Tynes has been named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Month for October, the NFL announced Thursday.

The Giants' kicker made 13 of his 14 field goal attempts in four games last month, and was 12-for-12 on point-after tries. The one field goal attempt he missed was blocked.

Tynes, 34, in his sixth season with the Giants, has had an outstanding season. Overall, he is 24-for-26 on field goal attempts and 22-for-22 on point-after tries. He leads the NFL in field goal makes, with six more than the second-place kicker (Sebastian Janikowski, 18). He also leads the NFL in points, with 94.

The only other field goal attempt he missed was a 54-yarder against the Eagles on Sept. 30, which would have won the game for the Giants, but fell just short.