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After an ugly Week One, kickers have been more accurate than ever

October 17, 2020 05:25AM
What does this say about our boy Lowman? He hasn't been "outstanding" at all. I am not even sure he is getting better. His main issue is consistency IMO. At times he looks ok then others...not so much.

The rest of our ST's aren't much better so is it the players or the coaches? Hmmm.


After an ugly Week One, kickers have been more accurate than ever
Posted by Michael David Smith on October 17, 2020, 7:14 AM EDT

Week One was ugly for NFL kickers. Ever since, they’ve been outstanding.

Kickers missed more field goals in Week One of 2020 than they’ve missed in any opening week since 1982, when field goal kickers were far less accurate than they’ve become in recent years. As we noted at the time, that could have been a result of empty stadiums, but it also could have just been a blip.

The results from Week Two on suggest “blip.”

Kickers have been so successful since Week Two that the overall field goal percentage in the NFL for the 2020 season is now 86.1 percent, an increase over the field goal accuracy rate of 81.6 percent for the 2019 season. Looking at just Weeks 2-5, kickers have been more accurate than ever.

In Week One, Titans kicker Stephen Gostkowski missed three field goals. Since then, he’s been a perfect 8-for-8. And no kicker in the NFL has missed three field goals in any game since Gostkowski’s three misses.

In addition to Gostkowski’s three misses, Week One also saw two kickers (Arizona’s Zane Gonzalez and Buffalo’s Tyler Bass) miss two field goals apiece. In four weeks since, only one kicker (Jacksonville’s Stephen Hauschka) has missed more than one field goal in any game.

Whatever the reasons, NFL kickers have been excellent this season, and the struggles of Week One feel like a distant memory.


“Well, the color is good, I like the metallic blue,” Youngblood recently said while laughing, via NFL Journal. “The horn is terrible. It looks like a ‘C.’ When I first saw it on the logo I honestly thought it was a Charger logo.

“Now when I see it on the helmet, it just isn’t a ram horn. There is no distinct curl like a mature ram horn. I don’t know how the Rams could get that wrong. That is your symbol and it has been for what? Seventy years or more? Longer than I have been alive? It’s just not us, it’s not the Rams.”---Mr. Ram Jack Youngblood


  After an ugly Week One, kickers have been more accurate than ever

Ramsdude84October 17, 2020 05:25AM

  Re: After an ugly Week One, kickers have been more accurate than ever

MamaRAMa33October 17, 2020 06:42AM

  so much for the argument all kickers are struggling this season

ferragamo7928October 17, 2020 07:35AM