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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

NFL Week 16: Assorted Kicking Tidbits & Milestones

Cardinals punter Dave Zastudil now has 44 punts downed inside the 20 yard line this year, surpassing the prior NFL season record of 42 shared by the Cardinals’ Ben Graham in 2009, the 49ers' Andy Lee in 2007, and the Jets' Steve Weatherford in 2010.

Vikings kicker Blair Walsh hit a 56 yard field goal against the Texans, giving him nine 50+ yard field goals for the year, surpassing the prior record of eight in one year shared by Jason Hanson and Morten Andersen. The 56 yarder also tied the Minnesota team record for longest field goal, shared with Paul Edinger (2005).

Redskins kicker Kai Forbath made two more field goals, 45 and 42 yards, during the game against the Eagles. That extends his perfect start to 17 straight field goals and surpasses Garrett Hartley for the best start to an NFL kicking career.

Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski scored 11 points against the Jaguars, raising his season total to 149 and surpassing his prior high of 148. He needs six more more points to tie and seven to surpass Gino Cappelletti for the New England team record. The latter scored 155 points in 1964.

Most Points Scored in 2012 (thru 16 games)
1.Stephen Gostkowski · NWE149
2.Lawrence Tynes · NYG139
3.Matt Bryant · ATL138
4.Blair Walsh · MIN128
Jason Hanson · DET128
Shayne Graham · HOU128
7.Justin Tucker · BAL127
8.Matt Prater · DEN125
9.David Akers · SFO122
10.Dan Bailey · DAL120

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