Janoris Jenkins named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week
Jenkins scored the Giants’ only touchdown in their 16-13 victory over New Orleans on Sunday when he scooped up a blocked field goal and returned it 65 yards for the score.
Wil Lutz’s 38-yard attempt was blocked by Johnathan Hankins. The touchdown broke a scoreless tie with 2:30 remaining in the second quarter.
\Jenkins scored the Giants’ first touchdown on a blocked field goal since Dec. 7, 2008, when another cornerback, Kevin Dockery, ran one back 71 yards vs. Philadelphia. Jenkins, who signed with the Giants on March 10 after four seasons with the Rams, scored his seventh career touchdown – five on interception returns, one on a fumble return and the blocked field goal.
In the victory over New Orleans, Jenkins had a busy day. He also led the Giants with eight tackles (seven solo) and two passes defensed.
Jenkins is the Giants’ first recipient of the NFC special teams accolade since Week 9 of the 2015 season, when Josh Brown was honored after kicking field goals of 35, 35, 53 and 44 yards in a victory in Tampa Bay.
This is the 26th time a Giants player has received the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week Award. Jenkins is the fifth defensive player, and the first defensive back, to be honored.
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