99 Stats Until Kickoff (#38) Placekickers with 100 field goals with two teams

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With his 29-yard field goal on December 12, 2011 in the third quarter against the Seattle Seahawks, Rams kicker Josh Brown joined an elite group of kickers in NFL history. With that field goal, Brown became only the ninth kicker in NFL history to have 100 or more field goals with two different teams. Brown’s field goal gave him 100 with the Rams; he had made 116 field goals during a seven-year career as a member of the Seattle Seahawks. (Ironic that Brown made history against the Seahawks, the other team he kicked for in his career.)

A fellow member of the 100-100 Club, Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri last season joined three other kickers in NFL history as the newest member of the 150-150 Club. On December 23, 2012, Vinatieri booted a 36-yard field goal against the Kansas City Chiefs. That three-pointer gave him 150 field goals made with the Colts (he had previously made 263 during his career with the Patriots.

Following are the nine kickers in NFL history who have made 100 or more field goals with two different teams.

Active kickers (active in 2012)

Ryan Longwell… 226 with Green Bay; 135 with Minnesota

Adam Vinatieri… 263 with New England; 150 with Indianapolis

Josh Brown… 116 with Seattle; 104 with St. Louis

Retired kickers

Morten Andersen… 302 with New Orleans; 184 with Atlanta

John Carney… 261 with San Diego; 168 with New Orleans

Jim Turner… 151 with Denver; 153 with New York Jets

Gary Anderson… 309 with Pittsburgh; 109 with Minnesota

Matt Stover… 354 with Baltimore; 108 with Cleveland

Norm Johnson… 159 with Seattle; 105 with Pittsburgh

Three active placekickers may have had a chance to join the above group of kickers, but circumstances may leave them a few field goals short.

In Arizona, Jay Feely (who has made 299 career field goals) made 25 field goals with the Cardinals in 2012, giving him 68 in his career with the team. Feely already had 98 with the Falcons. Unless he finds himself back with the Falcons, however, Feely may eventually pass the 100-mark with the Cardinals yet fall two kicks short with Atlanta.

Atlanta’s Matt Bryant has made 233 field goals in his career, 98 with Tampa Bay and 95 with his current team, Atlanta. He will likely pass the 100-mark next year with the Falcons, but miss out on the 100-100 Club by two kicks.

Lastly, David Akers has 367 made field goals on his NFL resume, ranking him 11th on the all-time list, 294 of them with the Philadelphia Eagles. Akers had a rough season in 2012 with his current team, the 49ers, although he did make 29 FGs with San Francisco this past season, giving him 73 for his career with the team. Akers was in jeopardy of losing his job at various points in the 2012 season and his stronghold on the 49ers kicking position is at best tenuous for 2013. That may prevent his from reaching the 100-mark with the 49ers and inclusion in the 100-100 Club.

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