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If Kickers Seem Less Accurate This Year, That's Because They Are

12/24/09 in NFL   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

It's definitely felt this year like kickers everywhere are struggling, and it turns out that the numbers back this up. Accuracy has dropped to 80.5% this year, down from an NFL record 84.5% last year. 2009 is on pace to be the biggest one-year drop in field goal accuracy in 33 years. It's not just long range kicks, either as kickers this season are down almost 7% from 30-39 yards.
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