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Carpenter closing on Christie

Posted by Chris Brown on December 25, 2013 – 10:05 am

Bills kicker Dan Carpenter has put together one heck of a year. With one game remaining he’ll have a chance to set the franchise record for more field goals made in a single season.

Carpenter is currently 31-34 on field goal attempts this year, good for the second most accurate kicking season in team annals (91.2%). If he puts just three attempts through the uprights Sunday at New England he’ll break Steve Christie’s mark set in 1998 when he made 33 field goals.

Carpenter is also an impressive 13-16 from 40-yards plus this season (81.25%), which is already better than Christie’s 40-yard plus percentage in his record setting season (10-14, 71.4%).

Here’s a look at the top three seasons of most field goals made in franchise history.

Overall 1 – 19 20 – 29 30 – 39 40 – 49 50+ PAT
Player Season G M A Pct M A Pct M A Pct M A Pct M A Pct M A Pct Lg M A Pct Pts
1 Steve Christie 1998 Buf 16 33 41 80.5 1 1 100.0 10 12 83.3 12 14 85.7 9 11 81.8 1 3 33.3 52 41 41 100.0 140
2 Scott Norwood 1988 Buf 16 32 37 86.5 1 1 100.0 10 10 100.0 15 16 93.8 6 9 66.7 0 1 0.0 49 33 33 100.0 129
3t Dan Carpenter 2013 Buf 15 31 34 91.2 0 0 - 13 13 100.0 5 5 100.0 10 11 90.9 3 5 60.0 55 30 30 100.0 123
3t Steve Christie 1995 Buf 16 31 40 77.5 0 0 - 13 14 92.9 13 15 86.7 3 6 50.0 2 5 40.0 51 33 35 94.3 126

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