The Five Best Kicking Seasons In Cardinals NFL History


The kicking game is often one of the most needed parts of a football team. Kickers aren’t on the field for much of the game but when they’re needed, you notice. The Cardinals have been around for a very long time. Who in franchise history has had the best kicking seasons though?

#5 – Greg Davis – 1995
In 1995, Greg Davis would make 30 of 39 field goals for a 76.9% field goal percentage. Of his nine misses, five would come from 50 yards away or longer. He would convert all 19 of his extra point attempts that season.

#4 – Jay Feely – 2012
In 2012, the Cardinals went 5-11 after starting the season 4-0. In the process, Jay Feely successfully made all 25 of his extra point attempts and successfully kicked 25 of 28 field goals for a 89.3% field goal percentage.

#3 – Neil Rackers – 2008
The Cardinals of 2008 were a very high scoring team and Neil Rackers would convert on 44 of 44 extra point attempts. His 89.3% field goal percentage of the year, successfully making 25 of 28 attempts, was a team record at the time. One that he would later break.

#2 – Chandler Catanzaro – 2015
The 2015 season saw the Cardinals go 13-3, beat the Packers in overtime in the playoffs, and eventually lose to the Panthers in the conference championship. Along the way, Chandler Catanzaro made 53 of 58 field goals for a 91.4% percentage. He also made 28 of 31 extra point attempts.

#1 – Neil Rackers – 2005
Rackers finished 2005 successfully making 40 of the 42 field goals he attempted, missing one from over 50 yards and another from just under. His 95.2# field goal percentage for the season is a team record. He was also a perfect 20 for 20 on extra points.

Of note:

-Five players have made 100% of their field goal tries during a season with the Cardinals. Those players are Bill Smith who was two for two in 1938, Regis Monahan who was one for one in 1939, Dave Mann who was one for one in 1955, Nick Novak who was three for three in 2005, and Mike Nugent who was two for two in 2009.

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