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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


Won't play in preseason finale

Gano (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's preseason finale against the Jets, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Gano suffered a concussion while trying to make a tackle during last Sunday's preseason game versus Cincinnati, so it's not surprising to see him ruled out for the final exhibition contest. The Giants signed Ryan Santoso on Friday, so he'll likely operate as the team's primary place kicker against the Jets.

Aug 26, 2022 9:11 AM EST


Closer to return

Coach Brian Daboll said Wednesday that Gano (concussion) is making progress in his recovery, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: Gano suffered a concussion when he made a diving tackle attempt during Sunday's preseason game versus Cincinnati, and it has yet to be determined whether he'll be cleared for the Giants' preseason finale at the Jets. For now, he's the only kicker on the roster.

Aug 24, 2022 9:31 AM EST


Concussion confirmed

Gano has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's preseason game against the Bengals with a concussion, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: Gano was evaluated for a concussion after diving to make a tackle, and the test confirmed a concussion. The veteran kicker will set his sights on healing up before the team's Week 1 clash with the Titans on Sept. 11, and Gano's unlikely to play in next Sunday's preseason finale against the Jets.

Aug 21, 2022 6:01 PM EST


Being evaluated for concussion

Gano's being evaluated for a concussion, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: Gano got hurt while diving to make a tackle on a long kickoff return in Sunday's preseason game against the Bengals. Another update should surface once the results of the evaluation come in, but there's a good chance that Gano won't return Sunday regardless.

Aug 21, 2022 5:27 PM EST


Practicing long snapping

Gano appears to have added to his special-teams skillset by practicing long snapping this offseason, Serena Burks of USA Today reports.

Analysis: Gano's ability to provide a possible backup option behind current Giants long snapper Casey Kreiter should help solidify the kicker's spot on the team's roster heading into the 2022 season. The 35-year-old has been very consistent over the last two seasons with the Giants, making all but five of his 65 field-goal attempts and 38 of his 40 extra point tries over 33 games. Gano signed a three-year, $14 million contract just three months after joining the Giants in August of 2020 and is currently the only kicker listed on the team's official roster.

Jun 1, 2022 3:36 PM EST


Minimal impact in Week 18

Gano made his lone extra-point try in Sunday's 22-7 loss to Washington.

Analysis: Gano had fairly consistent production early in the 2021 campaign, but he didn't attempt more than two kicks in any of the last five games since the Giants' offense struggled with Mike Glennon and Jake Fromm under center. During his second season with the Giants, the 34-year-old converted 29 of 33 field-goal attempts while making all 17 of his extra-point tries.

Jan 10, 2022 9:24 AM EST


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