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NY's savior plays it calm after game-winning FG
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jan 21, 2008 2:43 PM CST
New York Giants' Lawrence Tynes (9) kicks a field goal at the end of the second quarter against the Dallas Cowboys during an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007, at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The minus-20 wind chill wasn't the only thing freezing Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes on the sidelines after he missed two critical field goals last night in Green Bay. His coach snarled, his teammates kept silent, managers didn't even bother to drape a jacket over his shoulders, writes Greg Doyel of CBS Sports. But Tynes calmly studied his failures and saved the game—and his job—with a 47-yarder.

Doyel traces Tynes' unusual history and above all observes the detail-oriented kicker in the postgame locker room, where he was almost as much of a loner as he was before he turned hero. ESPN's Matt Mosley was watching, too. "I love you Tynesy," he heard an offensive lineman in the locker room call out in passing Tynes. Said Tynes: “You wouldn't have loved me if I'd missed that kick."