Tynes, Janikowski kick their way to player of the month awards

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October was a good month for Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes and Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski.

Tynes was named the NFC special teams player of the month on Thursday after a month that saw him make 13-of-14 field goals in an undefeated month for the Giants. Tynes hit all five of his kicks in Dallas last Sunday, helping the Giants score enough points off of six Cowboys turnovers to win the game 29-24. Tynes has made 24-of-26 field goals and all 22 extra points he’s attempted this season.

Janikowski picked up the AFC award for the fourth time in his career. He made 10-of-11 field goals during the month and his only miss was a 64-yarder that would have set an NFL record if Janikowski made it. That kick came at the end of regulation against Jacksonville and Janikowski later won the game in the overtime with a 40-yard kick. Janikowski also picked up 13 touchbacks out of 19 kickoffs on the month.

Tynes leads the NFL in scoring with 94 points. Janikowski ranks fifth with 65 so far this season.