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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

NFL Week Three: Assorted Kicking Tidbits & Milestones

St. Louis rookie kicker Greg Zuerlein hit a 56 yard field goal in the loss to Chicago. It was the second longest in team history, behind Jeff Wilkins' 57 yarder. It was the longest kick ever at Soldier Field, surpassing Kevin Butler's 55 yarder.

Tampa Bay kicker Connor Barth made a 28 yard field goal in the loss to the Giants, extending his team record streak to 22 consecutive made field goals.

Minnesota kicker Blair Walsh made a 52 yard field goal on the final play of the first half in the win over San Francisco. He has now made a 50+ yard field goal in each of his first three games - the only Viking to ever do so and the only rookie in NFL history to do so.

As discussed yesterday, Kansas City kicker Ryan Succop's six field goal in one game is a new  team record, surpassing Nick Lowery, Jan Stenerud, and himself.

It wasn't related to this week's game, but happened to be announced yesterday... San Diego fans voted former punter Darren Bennett into the Chargers Hall of Fame.

As discussed yesterday, Detroit kicker Jason Hanson made four field goals in the loss to the Titans. That moves him up to fourth on the NFL career field goals list:
  1. Morten Andersen 565
  2. Gary Anderson 538
  3. John Carney 478
  4. Jason Hanson 473
  5. Matt Stover 471
  6. John Kasay 461
  7. Jason Elam 436
  8. Adam Vinatieri 391
  9. Nick Lowery 383
  10. Jan Stenerud 373
  11. Norm Johnson 366
  12. Ryan Longwell 361
  13. Eddie Murray 352
  14. Olindo Mare 350
  15. Al Del Greco 347
  16. David Akers 345
  17. Steve Christie 336
  18. George Blanda 335
  19. Jeff Wilkins 307
  20. Jim Turner 304

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