For the first 12 weeks of the 2012 season, Alex Henery was well on his way to a Pro Bowl berth. Besides a missed 44-yard field goal in Week 1, Henery was flawless. He converted 22 of 23 field goals, adding to his NFL record for career field goal percentage.
And then the wheels fell off. Henery missed a pair of field goals against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 14, the second time in two seasons he’s missed multiple field goals in a game. He topped it off with this absolutely awful 27-yard miss against the Giants, which was as bad of a miss as you will ever see in your life.
It was still a successful season for Henery. Even though he ranked just 18th in the NFL in field goal percentage, he was spot-on accurate from 40 yards and beyond. Henery made 11 of 12 field goals from 40 or more yards, including one three-game stretch in which he went 6-for-6 from over 40.
Henery’s leg strength may be his biggest problem though, as he rated just 23rd in the league in average kickoff distance. He was also the only field goal kicker in the game not to make a field goal of 50 or more yards.