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Chart: Kickers are on record pace

  • December 10, 2013 - 9:17 PM

KICKING TO RECORD HEIGHTS

NFL kickers are on pace this season to break the combined field goal accuracy record of 84.5 percent set in 2008. Here’s a glimpse at field goal percentages going back to 1938, the first year the league began keeping kicking statistics that included missed field goals:

Year Made Attempts Pct.

2013 693 810 .856

Leader: Nick Folk, Jets, 96.6 (28 of 29)

2008 845 1,000 .845*

Leader: Garrett Hartley, Saints, 100 (13 of 13)

2003 756 954 .792

Leader: Mike Vanderjagt, Colts, 100 (37 of 37)

1993 673 879 .766

Leader: Norm Johnson, Falcons, 96.3 (26 of 27)

1983 552 771 .715

Leader: Matt Bahr, Browns, 87.5 (21 of 24)

1973 543 861 .631

Leader: Bruce Gossett, 49ers, 78.8 (26 of 33)

1963 188 379 .496

Leader: Lou Groza, Browns, 65.2 (15 of 23)

1953 108 232 .467

Leader: Lou Groza, Browns, 88.5 (23 of 26)

1943 16 68 .235

Leader: Ward Cuff, Giants, 33.3 (3 of 9)

1938 41 101 .406**

Leader: Ward Cuff, Giants, 55.6 (5 of 9)

 

* NFL record season for highest combined field goal accuracy by all teams.

** First year the NFL began keeping statistics for missed field goals.

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