EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The last time Lawrence Tynes stepped onto the Lambeau Field tundra in a playoff game, he made the biggest kick of his life.
He wouldn’t mind a reprise.
New York’s placekicker hit a 47-yard field goal in overtime, lifting the wild-card Giants past the Green Bay Packers 23-20 for the NFC championship. Despite missing two field goals in the fourth quarter, including from 36 yards on the final play of regulation, Tynes was so confident about the OT kick that he headed onto the field before coach Tom Coughlin told him to.
Two weeks later, he kicked another field goal as the Giants stunned the undefeated New England Patriots to win the Super Bowl.