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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

NFL Week Seven: Assorted Kicking Tidbits & Milestones

Baltimore kicker Justin Tucker hit his two more 50+ yard field goals against Houston, giving him four for the season, the most in a single year in Ravens' history. The prior record was two (both 51 yarders) by Matt Stover in 2000. Tucker is also the only rookie in NFL history to have two games with two field goals of 50+ yards in one year.


The current season leaders in 50+ yard field goals are:
  • 5 of 7: Greg Zuerlein, St. Louis
  • 4 of 4: Justin Tucker, Baltimore
  • 4 of 4: Phil Dawson, Cleveland
  • 3 of 3: Blair Walsh, Minnesota
  • 3 of 4: Connor Barth, Tampa Bay
  • 3 of 4: Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis
  • 2 of 2: Matt Bryant, Atlanta
  • 2 of 2: Matt Prater, Denver
  • 2 of 2: Stephen Gostkowski, New England
  • 2 of 3: Sebastian Janikowski, Oakland
The all-time record for most  50+ yard field goals in a season:
  • 8 Morten Andersen, Atlanta, 1995
  • 8 Jason Hanson, Detroit, 2008
  • 7 David Akers, San Francisco, 2011
  • 7 Phil Dawson, Cleveland, 2011
  • 7 Sebastian Janikowski, Oakland, 2011
The other week we noted that kicker Josh Scobee had tied the Jaguars' franchise-record for career field goals. This week he moved into sole possession of first place by raising his total to 178, leaving Mike Hollis in second with 175.

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