|Kickermania - thru week 16 & looking ahead to week 17|
|by Mike Herman, Exclusive to Footballguys.com|
|2005 Kicking points
(top five are highlighted)
|2005 Kicking ppg||2005
|Week 17 matchup|
|notes||misses: Rackers 43WL, 54WL; Novak none
The Cardinals have averaged 7.4 kicking ppg the last five weeks.
|notes||misses: Peterson 49SH, 28B; Koenen 55WR
The Falcons scored 10 kicking points when the Panthers came to town last year.
|notes||misses: Stover 38WL, 47WL, 45WR, 43RU; Elling
Stover has scored 12 points each in back-to-back games.
|notes||misses: 45WR, 46WL, 28LU, 31WR, 32WL, 48WL. Lindell scored in double digits in three games during the first half of the year. He averaged 2.0 ppg in the games immediately following those. He scored in double digits (13) last week.|
|notes||misses: 53WL, 62WL, 52B, 56SH, 46WL, 45WR,
42WL, 50RU, one extra point blocked
Kasay's FG average on the road this year is 60.0%.
|notes||misses: Brien 48WL, 36WR, 39WL; Gould 48WL, 47WR, 47WR, 39WR, 43SH, 44WR, one extra point WL. Gould was a long shot to make the NFL among the many undrafted rookie kickers in preseason. He is now the starting kicker for a team with a first round playoff bye.|
|notes||misses: 42WR, 52WL, 30WL, 48WR
Graham has averaged 10.3 ppg the last six weeks.
|notes||misses: 39WR, 34WL, one extra point blocked,
one extra point LU
Dawson has averaged 6.0 ppg in his last three games against the Ravens.
|notes||misses: Cortez 41WL, 49B, 48WL, 29WL, one extra point; Suisham none; Cundiff 34WL, 38WR, 32B. The Cowboys released Billy Cundiff, and have re-signed Shaun Suisham. "I just had to do something. You can't live with what's going on right now. You just can't live with it." - Bill Parcells|
|notes||misses: 53WL, 53WR, 46LU, 41WL, 46B, 49WR,
52WR, one extra point RU
After last week, Elam has 203 career points against the Raiders... his most against any given team. He has 202 against the Chargers heading into this week.
|notes||misses: Hanson 47B, 47WR, 46WL, 51WR, 50WL;
Hamilton one extra point blocked.
The Steelers last three opponents have scored 3, 3, and 0 kicking points.
|notes||misses: 42WL, 53WR, 42WL, 31WR, 38B, 38WR,
39WR, one extra point
Longwell is only 5 of 9 on FGs between 30 and 39 yards this year. All the misses were at home.
56WR, 38WR, 46WL, 37B, 31WL, 38WR, 48WR
Brown has averaged 3.75 FG attempts per game the last four weeks.
|notes||misses: Vanderjagt 48WL, 31B; Rayner 59SH
Vanderjagt has averaged 6.0 ppg since the Colts clinched the #1 playoff seed.
|notes||misses: 43WL, 42WL, 49WR, 44WR, 38WR, 52SH,
Scobee has a career average of 4.0 ppg against the Titans.
|notes||misses: 32WL, 46B, 44WR, 43WL, 41WR, 52SH, one extra point SH (bad snap). Last week, the Chiefs went for it on 4th and 14 rather than attempt a 46 yard FG, based on Tynes recommendation. He told Vermeil he didn't think he'd make the FG given the wet and windy conditions.|
|notes||misses: 21WL, 36WL, 31WR, 38WR, 53WL
The Patriots have given up 3, 1, 0, and 3 kicking points in their last four games.
|notes||misses: 33RU, 52WR, 32SH, 33WR, 52SH, 40WR,
32B, 49SH, 32B
Edinger has made 71.9% of his FG attempts so far this year. It will be his third straight year below 75%.
|notes||misses: 53WL, 37WR, 53WR, 44WL, 45WL, blocked
Vinatieri needs 7 more points to reach 100 for the year. If not, it will be the first year below that mark in his NFL career.
|notes||misses: 29LU, 32WL, 43WL, 43WR, 47B, 45B,
Carney has averaged only 3.7 ppg in his last three games against Tampa.
51LU, 28WR, 40WL, 54SH, 45SH, 33RU, 29B, 27WL
Apparent no-brainer...the Giants have scored the second most kicking points in the NFL, while the Raiders have given up the most kicking points.
|notes||misses: 28B, 40WR, 48WL, 51WL, 53SH
The Jets scored 5 kicking points in each game at Buffalo the last two years. They scored 10 at home against the Bills last year.
|notes||misses: 43WL, 50WL, 49LU, 37WL, 45WL, 45LU,
61WR, 29WR, 51WR, 46B
Janikowski has scored 4 or fewer points in five straight games.
|notes||misses: Akers 49SH, 49WR, 43LU, 60SH, 38WR,
49CR; Simoneau one extra point; France 40B.
The Redskins have given up 13.0 kicking ppg to the Giants, and 4.7 ppg to everyone else.
|notes||misses: 52WL, 46WR, 51SH, 44B, 41WL
The Lions have given up 10, 11, and 12 kicking points in their last three games.
|notes||misses: 40B, 42WL, 46WL
Kaeding has averaged 6.7 ppg in his three career games against the Broncos.
47WL, 47LU, 51WL, 40WL, 50SH, 36B, 57WR, one extra point blocked
Brown has missed a FG in 5 of his last 6 games.
|notes||misses: Nedney 39WL, 52SH; Cortez 34LU
Comeback Player of the Year?
|notes||misses: 48WL, 48SH
Unless he stumbles this week, Wilkins will continue his pattern of finishing in the top ten in kicker scoring every other year.
|notes||misses: Bryant 46WR, 52SH, 29WR; France
The Saints have given up an average of 9.4 kicking ppg on the road.
|notes||misses: 47WR, 38WL, 58SH (freekick), 50WR,
51WL, 46WR, missed one extra point
The Titans have scored 4 kicking points in 3 of their last 4 games against the Jaguars.
|notes||misses: Hall 52WR, 45WL; Novak 39B, 38B
Hall's scoring the last five weeks: 5, 6, 5, 5, & 5 points.
|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 ***|
|*** Note: These rankings differ from the official Footballguys.com rankings|