Here are the Lester’s Legends kicker rankings for the divisional round of the NFL Playoffs.
1. Stephen Gostkowski, New England Patriots
Gostkowski led the NFL in scoring with 29 field goals and 66 extra points. The Houston Texans allowed 21 field goals and 38 extra points.
2. Shayne Graham, Houston Texans
The Texans have been moving the chains but have had their drives stall. Graham has 14 field goals in his past four games. Early on against the Patriots, I expect that trend to continue. New England allowed 21 field goals and 38 extra points.
3. Matt Prater, Denver Broncos
Prater finished with 26 field goals and 55 extra points. The Baltimore Ravens allowed a league-high 37 field goals and 31 extra points.
4. Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens
Tucker finished with 30 field goals and 42 extra points. The Broncos allowed 22 field goals and 29 extra points.
5. Ryan Longwell, Seattle Seahawks
I like the situation Longwell finds himself in. He could be a little rusty, but Seattle should give him scoring chances.
6. Matt Bryant, Atlanta Falcons
Bryant was third in the league in scoring with 33 field goals and 44 extra points. The Seahawks allowed 23 field goals and 24 extra points. Their defense allowed the fewest points in the league. Bryant is riskier than usual.
7. David Akers, San Francisco 49ers
Akers missed 13 field goals this year. Billy Cundiff was brought in, so there is a chance that Akers doesn’t kick this weekend.
8. Mason Crosby, Green Bay Packers
Crosby has had his issues, missing a dozen field goals on the year. He has been solid of late, but he is a slight risk. The 49ers allowed 22 field goals and 27 extra points.
Also check out:
Like the new article format? Send us feedback!