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Blocked field goal return earns Janoris Jenkins player of the week

New York Giants' Janoris Jenkins (20) returns a blocked field goal for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) AP

There hasn’t been a punt return touchdown or a kickoff return touchdown in the NFL yet this season, but there has been a blocked field goal return touchdown, and it earned the player who scored it an award this week.

Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins, who scooped up a blocked field goal and ran it 65 yards for a touchdown, has been named NFC special teams player of the week for Week Two.

It was a huge play in the game, effectively a 10-point swing: The Saint were gearing up to score three points on a very makable field goal, and the Giants ended up getting seven points on Jenkins’ touchdown. In a game the Giants would win 16-13, it doesn’t get more crucial than that.

Jenkins has never before won special teams player of the week, though he did win a defensive player of the week award with the Rams.

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2 Responses to “Blocked field goal return earns Janoris Jenkins player of the week”
  1. cuda1234 says: Sep 21, 2016 10:46 AM

    Eddie Royal

  2. jag1959 says: Sep 21, 2016 10:51 AM

    Love me some Big Blue and it was a huge play but all Jenkins had to do was scoop it up and run, even the block itself came off of a simple b-gap rush.

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