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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

NFL Week 15: Assorted Kicking Tidbits & Milestones

Indianapolis kicker Adam Vinatieri has 103 points so far this season, and has scored at least 100 in 15 of his 17 years in the NFL. That is the second most ever, behind only Jason Elam who scored at least 100 points in 16 seasons.

Dallas kicker Dan Bailey's overtime game winner against Pittsburgh tied him with Rafael Septien for the most winning kicks in Cowboys history with seven.

Minnesota kicker Blair Walsh's productive and long-distance day against St. Louis set or tied quite a few records:
  • his 116 points scored so far this year is a Vikings' record for a rookie, surpassing Randy Moss's 106 rookie points in 1998
  • he increased his team record for kickoff touchbacks by six to 47
  • the three 50+ yard field goals in one game is a Vikings' record, surpassing Fuad Reveiz (1991) and Jan Stenerud (1984)
  • his eight 50+ yard field goals so far this year is a Vikings' team record, surpassing Ryan Longwell's six in 2008
  • the eight 50+ yarders in one year ties the NFL record, shared by Morten Andersen (1995) and Jason Hanson (2008)

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