Does your team's kicker crack the top 10?
In Week 6 alone there were six field goals made in the fourth quarter to tie or take the lead. If you have a kicker that won't buckle under pressure, you have a distinct advantage. These are the top 10 kickers in the NFL today.
Many people ignore the third phase of the game -- especially the kickers -- but, truth be told, they can decide a game for you. In Week 6 alone there were six field goals made in the fourth quarter to tie or take the lead. If you have a kicker that won't buckle under pressure, you have a distinct advantage. These are the top 10 kickers in the NFL today.
Top 10 Kickers
|1.||Josh Brown, St. Louis Rams
He is arguably the league's top long-distance field-goal kicker, and is big-time in the clutch. Brown is very accurate, handles pressure well, and he is still young (29) with a tremendous upside.
|2.||Robbie Gould, Chicago Bears
He continues to be one of the more accurate place-kickers in the league. Gould has a strong leg and should continue to be effective in Chicago for years to come.
|3.||Rian Lindell, Buffalo Bills
He is an eight-year veteran who has great size for a kicker, and a live leg to drive the ball in poor weather conditions. Lindell shows poise under pressure and has confidence when the game is on the line.
|4.||Rob Bironas, Tennessee Titans
He was excellent last season, hitting 35 of 39 field goals, which earned him a trip to the Pro Bowl. He displays a strong leg on field goals and consistently gets great distance on his kickoffs.
|5.||Kris Brown, Houston Texans
He has developed into one of the more consistent kickers in the league with a strong leg that can be counted on for field goals of over 50 yards. Brown has a nice, easy kicking motion that gets a smooth, fluid follow-through and good extension. In 10 attempts this season, he hasn't missed a field goal.
|6.||Nick Folk, Dallas Cowboys
He has good leg strength with the ability to get good rise on the ball. Folk has 50-plus-yard range on field goals, and enough leg strength to drive the ball deep on kickoffs.
|7.||Jason Elam, Atlanta Falcons
He is the most experienced player of the group and continues to kick at a high level. He still has a strong leg and will come through when the game is on the line. We have him ranked lower because of age (38) and the fact he kicks indoors.
|8.||Nate Kaeding, San Diego Chargers
He is entering the prime of his career and is starting to establish himself as a very effective kicker. Kaeding would be an upgrade for most teams.
|9.||Mason Crosby, Green Bay Packers
He became the seventh rookie to lead the NFL in points last season. Crosby has a very strong leg and can drive the ball with good distance on kickoffs.
|10.||Matt Bryant, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
He has a solid leg and is consistent when kicking from inside 50 yards. He has good mechanics and does a good job of getting a quick rise on the ball to avoid blocked kicks.