Aldrick Rosas Named Special Teams Player of the Week

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Giants second-year kicker continues to add accolades during breakout season.

Kicker Aldrick Rosas has been named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week.

The second-year kicker heavily contributed to the Giants’ 30-27 overtime victory against the Chicago Bears on Sunday, making all three of his field goal attempts, including the game-winning 44-yarder in overtime.

Rosas’ field goals also included a franchise-record 57-yarder on the final play of the first half, a kick that broke the franchise’s 56-yard record set twice by Ali Haji-Sheikh in 1983, and a 37-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter.

Rosas now has two game winning field goals in his career; last season, he booted a 23-yarder to beat Kansas City in overtime on Nov. 19, 2017.

Rosas has missed only one field goal attempt this year, a 52-yarder vs. the Eagles on Oct. 11. His current field goal percentage conversion rate is 96.3 percent, which if it holds up will top the franchise record for highest field goal conversion percentage, last set by Josh Brown in 2015 when he booted 30 of 32 attempts for a 93.8 percent conversion percentage.

Rosas needs one more point to become the first Giants player to score 100 in a season since Brown scored 134 in 2015.

Rosas is the second Giants player to win a Player of the Week award this year; running back Saquon Barkley was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week two weeks ago for his performance in a victory against Tampa Bay.


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