Kickers and punters get no love (or so Pat McAfee would have you believe). Today, we’re going to take a look at the kickers who made the top ten most field goals in the NFL last year. These are the guys you want on your team when the going gets tough, like when you’re down by two with three seconds on the clock.
1. New England Patriots K Stephen Gostkowski made 35 out of 37 field goals in 2014. That’s pretty darn impressive if you ask me.
2. Buffalo Bills K Dan Carpenter hit 34 out of 38 field goals last season.
3. New York Jets K Nick Folk (who is not Nick Foles, as The Lead mixed-up two seasons back) hit 32 of 39 field goal attempts last year.
(3*) 4. Philadelphia Eagles K Cody Parkey also made 32 field goals in 2014. Parkey had 36 total attempts.
5. Seattle Seahawks K Steven Hauschka nailed 31 of 37 field goal attempts last season.
6. Indianapolis Colts K Adam Vinatieri missed just one field goal last season, hitting 30 out of 31.
(6*) 7. Houston Texans K Randy Bullock also had 30 successful field goals last year out of 35 attempts.
8. Atlanta Falcons K Matt Bryant made 29 out of 32 field goals during the 2014 NFL season.
(8*) 9. Pittsburgh Steelers K Shaun Suisham also hit 29 of his 32 field goal attempts last year.
(8*) 10. Carolina Panthers K Graham Gano (when he wasn’t interrupting marching band practices) found time to make 29 of his 35 field goal attempts in 2014.