Jay Feely named NFC special teamer of the week after kicking winner in OT


The Cardinals did their very best to blow last Sunday’s game against the Titans by giving up 17 unanswered points in the fourth quarter, but they picked off Ryan Fitzpatrick in overtime to set themselves up with a chance to win.

And win they did when Jay Feely banged home a 41-yard kick to give Arizona a 37-34 win that kept their playoff hopes alive heading into the final two weeks of the season. That boot helped Feely gain the honor of being the NFC special teams player of the week.

Feely hit three field goals overall for the Cardinals in Week 15, the first two of which helped them build a secure-seeming 34-17 lead with a little more than six minutes left to play. It was a good rebound for Feely, who missed both of his field goal tries against the Rams in Week 14, and moved him to 25-of-29 on field goals for the season.

It’s the third time that Feely has been named the winner of a weekly award, but it’s been a bit of a wait as he was last honored in 2010.