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Makes both kicks Week 18

Gano converted his lone extra-point attempt and added a 24-yard field-goal on his only try in the Giants' Week 18 loss to Philadelphia.

Analysis: The Giants rested many of their starters for the contest, but they still hung close to an Eagles team with a first-round bye on the line. Gano gave New York its first points with a 24-yard field goal in the third quarter and converted an extra point with less than two minutes remaining to pull the Giants to within six, but his ensuing onside kick was recovered by Philadelphia to effectively end the contest. Gano finished the regular season with a 29-for-32 mark on field-goal tries, marking the third time in the past five seasons he's hit over 90 percent of his attempts. When the Giants take on Minnesota in the wild-card round next weekend, it will be the veteran kicker's first postseason appearance since 2017.

Jan 8, 2023 8:46 PM EST

Perfect in big Week 17 win

Gano converted his lone field-goal try and all five of his extra-point attempts Sunday in the Giants' 38-10 victory versus Indianapolis.

Analysis: Gano wasn't challenged much in the blowout win, as his lone field-goal try came from 36 yards out. Still, the veteran came through on that attempt as well as on all five of his extra-point tries to help the Giants earn a playoff-clinching victory. Over the past three weeks, Gano has converted all six of his field-goal tries and eight of his extra-point attempts.

Jan 1, 2023 5:43 PM EST

Perfect on kicks in Week 16 loss

Gano converted all three of his field-goal attempts and made his lone extra-point try in a Week 16 loss to the Vikings on Saturday.

Analysis: Gano did all he could to try to help New York to victory, coming through on a trio of field-goal tries after halftime. He hit a pair of 44-yarders in the third quarter, then nailed a big 55-yarder with less than seven minutes remaining in regulation to pull the Giants to within a point. That make was his eighth (on nine attempts) from beyond 50 yards this season, establishing a new career high.

Dec 26, 2022 6:25 AM EST

Comes through in huge win

Gano made both of his field-goal attempts and both of his extra-point tries Sunday in a 20-12 Week 15 win over Washington.

Analysis: Points were at a premium in the primetime divisional clash with significant playoff implications, so Gano's ability to convert when called upon was a major factor in New York's victory. The veteran kicker nailed a 50-yard field goal late in the third quarter to give the Giants an eight-point lead, then hit another 50-yarder with less than two minutes remaining in the fourth to push the team's lead back up to eight. Gano has hit 24 of 27 field-goal tries on the season and has gone 7-for-8 from 50-plus yards. The seven makes from that distance tie the single-season career-high mark he set last season.

Dec 19, 2022 12:53 AM EST

No field-goal tries Sunday

Gano made both of his extra-point tries and did not attempt a field goal Week 14 in a loss to the Eagles.

Analysis: Gano was hampered by a lopsided affair that saw Philadelphia post a 20-point lead by the end of the third quarter. When the fourth period came around, the Giants elected to go for a 4th-and-8 on the Eagles' 23-yard line instead of turning to the veteran kicker, eliminating what would have been his lone field-goal try. He didn't even get a chance at a third extra-point, as New York tried (and succeed on) a meaningless two-point conversion with 39 seconds left in the contest. Gano will look for more opportunities against Washington in Week 15.

Dec 12, 2022 4:30 PM EST

Misses potential game-winning FG

Gano converted two field goals on three attempts and made both of his extra-point tries in Sunday's 20-20 tie with Washington.

Analysis: Gano hit from 48 yards out early in the second quarter and made a chip-shot 27-yarder just before halftime. With time running out in OT, he attempted to win the game from 58 yards out but came up short. It was the first time since Week 4 that the veteran kicker has missed a field-goal try, though it's unreasonable to pin much blame on him given the distance on the attempt.

Dec 4, 2022 8:48 PM EST

Rebounds with strong Week 12

Gano made both of his field-goal attempts, including a 57-yarder, and converted both of his extra-point tries Thursday against Dallas on Thanksgiving.

Analysis: An ill Gano struggled mightily last week against Detroit, missing both of his extra-point tries while not attempting a field goal for the first time since Week 1. He bounced back in impressive fashion Thursday, converting a 57-yard field goal on New York's second possession and a 47-yarder just before halftime. The veteran kicker also made both of his point-after tries, so it's probably safe to say that last week's struggles were a result of his illness and not a reason to be concerned about his reliability moving forward.

Nov 25, 2022 9:45 AM EST

Comes up empty in Week 11

Gano (illness) missed both of his extra-point attempts and did not try a field goal in Sunday's Week 11 loss to the Lions.

Analysis: Gano missed practice Friday due to an illness but attempted to play through it Sunday. The issue may have contributed to the veteran kicker's poor showing -- his first extra-point miss was understandable as it was partly blocked and got pushed off course by a swirling wind, but his second miss simply hit the right upright. Coming into the contest, Gano was perfect on 17 extra-point attempts on the season, so he's likely to bounce back Thursday against the Cowboys.

Nov 20, 2022 6:37 PM EST

Slated to play Sunday

Gano (illness) doesn't carry a designation heading into Sunday's game against the Lions, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.

Analysis: Gano wasn't present for Friday's session due to an illness, regardless, he's still in line to handle New York's kicking duties Sunday against Detroit.

Nov 18, 2022 11:54 AM EST

Unavailabe with illness

Gano (illness) isn't at practice Friday, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.

Analysis: Gano is feeling under the weather, forcing him to miss the Giants' final practice of the week ahead of their matchup with the Lions on Sunday. Gano's status is worth monitoring as the weekend approaches and if he can't go in Week 12, the Giants will have to go out and sign a kicker for the contest.

Nov 18, 2022 9:28 AM EST

Makes all four kicks in Week 10

Gano make his lone field-goal attempt and all three extra-point tries Sunday in a Week 10 win over the Texans.

Analysis: Gano didn't have a field-goal try until the fourth quarter, but he came through when called upon, nailing a 49-yarder with under two minutes remaining that put the game out of reach for New York. He's made 10-of-11 field-goal tries from beyond 40 yards this season and has also converted all 17 of his extra-point attempts. Gano is tied for fourth in the league with 18 made field goals this season, making him a decent option in fantasy leagues that include kickers.

Nov 13, 2022 9:51 PM EST

Converts both field-goal tries

Gano made both of his field-goal attempts and his lone extra-point try in Sunday's Week 8 loss to Seattle.

Analysis: Gano converted a 31-yard field goal in the third quarter to tie the game 10-10, and he knotted the score again with a 45-yarder early in the fourth. The latter was his last attempt of the day, however, and the Seahawks went on to score two additional touchdowns to pull out the victory. Gano remains perfect on extra-point tries this season while going 19-for-21 on field-goal attempts.

Oct 30, 2022 10:34 PM EST

Perfect on kicks in Week 7

Gano made all three of his field-goal attempts and both of his extra-point tries in a 23-17 Week 7 win over Jacksonville.

Analysis: Gano wasn't tasked with any tough tries in the contest -- his longest field-goal attempt was from just 34 yards out -- but he converted each time he was called upon. His final field goal with just over one minute remaining in the contest extended New York's lead to six points, ensuring that the Jaguars would need a TD to mount a comeback (they fell one yard short). The Giants have surprisingly started the season 6-1, and none of their wins have come by more than eight points. With such narrow margins and an offense that has put up no more than 27 points thus far, Gano's reliable kicking -- he's 15-for17 on field-goal tries and 13-for-13 on extra-point attempts -- looms especially large.

Oct 23, 2022 11:49 PM EST

Scores six points Week 6

Gano converted his only field-goal try from 34 yards and made all three of his extra-point attempts in a 24-20 Week 6 victory over Baltmore.

Analysis: Gano had made and attempted at least two field goals in each of his past four games, but he got only one try Sunday. The veteran kicker nailed that kick from 34 yards out and also was successful on all three of his extra-point tries. The Giants offense is far from prolific, but it has produced enough opportunities to allow Gano to be a top-10 fantasy kicker through the first six weeks of the campaign.

Oct 16, 2022 11:11 PM EST

Converts all five kicks in London

Gano made both of his field-goal attempts and all three of his extra-point tries in Sunday's 27-22 win against the Packers in Week 5.

Analysis: Gano opened the scoring for New York with a 48-yarder in the first quarter. He added a 37-yard make in the third period and also converted all three of his extra-point attempts. Gano has gone 11-for-13 on field-goal tries and 8-for-8 on extra-point attempts so far this season for the surprising 4-1 Giants.

Oct 9, 2022 9:53 PM EST

Hits two of three FG tries

Gano made two of three field-goal attempts and both extra-point tries Sunday in a 20-12 win over the Bears.

Analysis: Gano converted a 44-yard try in the third quarter and a 43-yarder in the fourth. He could have sealed the win with a 37-yarder with less than 30 seconds remaining in the fourth and New York up by eight points, but he hit the left upright. It was just his second miss inside 40 yards over the past three seasons but didn't end up costing New York in the win column. Gano has converted 9-of-11 field-goal tries and all five of his extra-point attempts so far this season.

Oct 2, 2022 10:25 PM EST

Hits 56-yarder among four FGs

Gano made all four of his field-goal attempts as well as his only extra-point try in Sunday's 19-16 win over Carolina.

Analysis: Gano's kicking keyed New York's second straight victory to begin the season, as he accounted for 13 of the team's 19 points. The veteran converted relatively easy attempts from 36 and 31 yards out in the first quarter before nailing a 51-yarder near the start of the fourth quarter. He punctuated the big day with a clutch 56-yard make that put the Giants ahead for good with under four minutes to play. Gano made a career-high seven field goals from 50-plus yards last season, and he's off to a great start in 2022.

Sep 19, 2022 12:52 PM EST

Converts only kick Sunday

Gano did not try any field goals and made his only extra-point try in Sunday's 21-20 season-opening victory against the Titans.

Analysis: New York scored three touchdowns in the game, but Gano got to attempt the extra-point after only one of them. After the Giants' first score, a botched snap resulted in the kicker aborting his attempt, and after their final touchdown, head coach Brian Daboll boldly called for a two-point try that was converted to win the game. The good news for Gano is that he was able to play after suffering a concussion in the team's second preseason game. He's been excellent since joining New York two seasons ago, converting 60 of 65 field-goal tries and 39 of 41 extra-point attempts.

Sep 11, 2022 10:45 PM EST

Not listed on injury report

Gano (concussion) isn't listed on Wednesday's injury report, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: Gano suffered a concussion while trying to make a tackle during the Giants' second preseason game, but as expected, he'll be good to go for Week 1. Over his last two seasons in New York, the veteran kicker has made 38 of 40 extra points and 60 of 65 field goals, including 12 of 16 from beyond 50 yards.

Sep 7, 2022 1:18 PM EST

Likely available for Week 1

Gano (concussion) is expected to be ready for Week 1 against the Titans, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Gano suffered a concussion while trying to make a tackle during the Giants' second preseason game and has remained sidelined since. New York brought in Ryan Santoso as an emergency fill-in for the preseason finale, but the team waived him Monday, suggesting they have confidence that Gano will be fully healthy by the start of the regular season.

Aug 29, 2022 8:27 AM EST

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