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Tynes' 61-yard attempt longest of career ... sort of

Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes has a sprained ankle

Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes has a sprained ankle and could miss Sunday's game. (Sept. 26, 2010) Credit: David Pokress

Officially, the 61-yard attempt right before halftime on Monday night was the longest field goal try of Lawrence Tynes’ career.

But that doesn’t take into account his 63-yard attempt.

Why not? Because that one didn’t count. In 2004, his rookie season with the Chiefs, in his very first game, he attempted a 63-yarder right before the half. It was wide left. So the teams trotted into the locker room.

But the officials determined that a defensive penalty that had been called on the play needed to be enforced. So they pulled the teams out of the locker room for what officially became a 58-yard attempt. It was wide right.

Tynes said he was actually standing at his locker during halftime when they told him he had to go back out and kick again.

So while the record will show that his previous long attempt was from 58, there actually was one a little bit longer that that and the one he tried on Monday.

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