|Kickermania - thru week 12 & looking ahead to week 13|
|by Mike Herman, Exclusive to Footballguys.com|
|2005 Kicking points
(top five are highlighted)
|2005 Kicking ppg||2005
|Week 13 matchup|
Rackers injured his calf in practice on Thursday and is awaiting an MRI test. Check Players in the News for updates!!!
|notes||misses: Peterson none; Koenen 55WR
The Falcons scored 9 and 10 kicking points against the Panthers last year.
|notes||misses: Stover 38WL, 47WL, 45WR, 43RU; Elling
After going 0 for 3 in the home opener, Stover has gone 3 for 3 on FGs in each of his last three home games.
|notes||misses: 45WR, 46WL, 28LU, 31WR
Other than the New England game, Lindell had had only one FG attempt in each road game.
|notes||misses: 53WL, 62WL, 52B, 56SH, 46WL, 45WR, one
extra point blocked
Kasay has scored at least 8 points in every home game this year.
Brien 48WL, 36WR, 39WL; Gould 48WL, 47WR, 47WR, 39WR
The Bears averaged 3.7 kicking ppg in the first third of the season. They've averaged 6.8 ppg in the last five games.
|notes||misses: 42WR, 52WL, 30WL, 48WR. Graham had only three FG attempts combined in the four games against the Steelers in 2003 and 2004. He had three attempts in the Pittsburgh game earlier this year.|
|notes||misses: 39WR, one extra point blocked, one
extra point LU
Dawson has a better FG percentage (95.2%) than he does extra point percentage (86.7%) this year.
Cortez 41WL, 49B, 48WL, 29WL, one extra point; Suisham none; Cundiff
The Cowboys have made only 3 FGs in five road games.
|notes||misses: 53WL, 53WR, 46LU, 41WL, 46B,
In his last five games against the Chiefs, Elam has averaged 9.4 ppg.
|notes||misses: Hanson 47B, 47WR, 46WL, 51WR, 50WL;
Hamilton one extra point blocked.
Everyone is eagerly waiting to see how the interim coaching staff utilizes Hanson.
|notes||misses: 42WL, 53WR, 42WL, 31WR, one extra
The Packers had at least one FG attempt in every road game last year. They already have three games with none this year.
56WR, 38WR, 46WL
Since joining the expansion Texans in 2002, Brown has averaged 4.4, 5.1, 4.4, and 3.2 ppg on the road.
Vanderjagt is listed as probable on the Wednesday injury report with calf and groin injuries.
|notes||misses: 43WL, 42WL, 49WR, 44WR, 38WR
The Browns held the last two visiting kickers to 2 and 0 points.
|notes||misses: 32WL, 46B, 44WR, 43WL
Tynes averages 2.4 FG attempts per home game.
|notes||misses: 21WL, 36WL, 31WR, 38WR
The Bills are allowing 8.2 kicking ppg on the road.
|notes||misses: 33RU, 52WR, 32SH, 33WR, 52SH, 40WR,
Edinger is 5 of 11 (45.5%) on FGs on the road.
|notes||misses: 53WL, 37WR, 53WR, 44WL, blocked extra
Vinatieri has made only 3 FGs at home all year.
|notes||misses: 29LU, 32WL, 43WL, 43WR, 47B, 45B,
Carney scored 5 and 3 points in games against the Bucs last year.
|notes||misses: 51LU, 28WR, 40WL, 54SH, 45SH. "I think he'll respond very well. We're very supportive of Jay. He needs that right now. He's done an outstanding job here. He had a bad game, a bad experience. We have to move past it." - Tom Coughlin|
|notes||misses: 28B, 40WR, 48WL, 51WL, 53SH
Heading into last week, the Jets were last in the NFL in kicker scoring. Then Nugent had his best game, scoring 13 points. They're still last… but less last.
|notes||misses: 43WL, 50WL, 49LU, 37WL, 45WL,
Janikowski scored 2 points in both of his last two games at San Diego.
|notes||misses: Akers 49SH, 49WR, 43LU, 60SH, 38WR;
Simoneau one extra point; France 40B.
Akers is listed as probable on the Wednesday injury report with a hamstring injury.
|notes||misses: 52WL, 46WR, 51SH, 44B, 41WL
The Bengals have allowed 11, 11, and 9 kicking points in their last three road games.
|notes||misses: 40B, 42WL, 46WL
Kaeding had a touchback in each of his first three games this year. He has none since then.
47WL, 47LU, 51WL, one extra point blocked
The Eagles have allowed an average of 3.3 kicking ppg in their last three home games.
|SF||Joe Nedney / Jose Co||69||22||78||23||78||19||6.3||22||8.0||14||4.2||26||8.5||28||0.66||1.36||ARI||1.25||8.0||10.0||7.4||5|
|notes||misses: Nedney 39WL, 52SH; Cortez 34LU
Nedney is listed as questionable on the Wednesday injury report with hip and groin injuries.
|notes||misses: 48WL, 48SH
Wilkins' last home was the first at home all year in which he attempted more than one FG.
|TB||Matt Bryant / Todd Fra||68||23||77||25||76||21||6.2||23||4.8||30||7.8||5||7.3||23||1.56||0.73||@NO||1.48||7.8||11.5||6.7||3|
|notes||misses: 46WR, 52SH, 29WR
Bryant is listed as questionable on the Wednesday injury report with a hamstring injury. The Bucs have signed Todd France to the practice squad.
|notes||misses: 47WR, 38WL, 58SH (freekick), 50WR,
missed one extra point
The Colts have held 8 of their 11 opponents to 5 or fewer kicking points.
|notes||misses: Hall 52WR, Novak 39B, 38B
Hall has had two FG attempts in each of the last three games.
|1.||All stats are based on Standard Scoring of 3 points for field goals and 1 point for extra points|
|(except for the Bonus Total column which increases 40-49 yard FG's to 4 points, and FG's of 50 yards and over to 5 points)|
|2.||"Attempted" = maximum number of kicking points the team could have had if they made every kick|
|3.||The Kdefensive "factors" are the median by which teams allow kicking points, as compared to their opponents average scoring|
|(i.e. smaller numbers under 1.0 equal better kicking defense, larger numbers over 1.0 = not so good)|
|4.||Weekly matchup numbers: the "Mathematical Projection I" is the "Kscoring" multiplied by the "Kdefensive Factor"|
|Mathematical Projection II is simply the average of the Kicking ppg scored and the Kicking points allowed by the opponent|
|5.||Misses key: SH = short, WR = wide right, WL = wide left, CR = cross bar, RU = right upright, LU = left upright, B = blocked, T = tipped|
|Mike Herman's Kicker Rankings for This Week ***||Remaining Schedule (thru week 16) Rankings ***|
|1||Jeff Reed||1||Shayne Graham|
|2||David Akers||2||Jeff Reed|
|3||Matt Bryant / Todd France||3||Neil Rackers / ???|
|4||Jay Feely||4||Todd Peterson|
|5||Joe Nedney / Jose Cortez||5||Matt Bryant / Todd France|
|6||Mike Vanderjagt||6||Mike Vanderjagt|
|7||Nate Kaeding||7||John Kasay|
|8||Olindo Mare||8||David Akers|
|9||Matt Stover||9||Olindo Mare|
|10||Shayne Graham||10||Josh Scobee|
|11||Sebastian Janikowski||11||Rob Bironas|
|12||Jason Elam||12||Lawrence Tynes|
|13||John Hall||13||Jay Feely|
|14||Lawrence Tynes||14||Nate Kaeding|
|15||Josh Brown||15||Paul Edinger|
|16||Josh Scobee||16||Sebastian Janikowski|
|17||Neil Rackers / ???||17||Josh Brown|
|18||John Kasay||18||Jason Elam|
|19||Jason Hanson||19||Phil Dawson|
|20||Adam Vinatieri||20||John Hall|
|21||Ryan Longwell||21||Matt Stover|
|22||Rob Bironas||22||John Carney|
|23||John Carney||23||Joe Nedney / Jose Cortez|
|24||Todd Peterson||24||Ryan Longwell|
|25||Jeff Wilkins||25||Jeff Wilkins|
|26||Rian Lindell||26||Jason Hanson|
|27||Robbie Gould||27||Rian Lindell|
|28||Phil Dawson||28||Adam Vinatieri|
|29||Paul Edinger||29||Mike Nugent|
|30||Billy Cundiff||30||Robbie Gould|
|31||Mike Nugent||31||Kris Brown|
|32||Kris Brown||32||Billy Cundiff|
|*** Note: These rankings differ from the official Footballguys.com rankings|