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Notes on K Dan Carpenter

Posted by Dallas Miller on March 11, 2014 – 4:29 pm

Here’s some notes on Dan Carpenter’s first season in Buffalo:

CARPENTER MATCHES TEAM MARK
K Dan Carpenter joined Buffalo on September 3. He matched a team record for field goals made in a season (33) while setting a personal best with 131 points – third most by a
Bill in a single season. Carpenter made 33-of-36 field goal attempts and each of his 32 extra point tries in 2013 to finish sixth in the AFC with 131 points:

AFC KICKER SCORING LEADERS – 2013
RK. PLAYER/TEAM FGM-FGA XPM-XP PTS
1. Stephen Gostkowski, NE 38-41 44-44 158
2. Matt Prater, DEN 25-26 75-75 150
3. Nick Novak, SD 34-37 42-42 144
4. Justin Tucker, BAL 38-41 26-26 140
5. Adam Vinatieri, IND 35-40 32-32 139
6. Dan Carpenter, BUF 33-36 32-32 131

MATCHES TEAM RECORD
Carpenter matched former Bills K Stevie Christie’s team record of 33 field goals made in a single season set in 1998 this season:

FIELD GOALS MADE – BILLS HISTORY SINGLE SEASON
RK. PLAYER, YEAR FIELD GOALS MADE
T1. Dan Carpenter, 2013 33
Steve Christie, 1998 33
3. Scott Norwood, 1988 32

AMONG MOST EFFICIENT BILLS IN SINGLE-SEASON
Carpenter converted 91.67 percent of his field goal attempts with the Bills in 2013 – the second best in a single-season in team history:

FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE MARK – BILLS SINGLE-SEASON
RK. PLAYER, YEAR FGM-FGA FG %
1. Rian Lindell, 2006 23-25 92.00
2. Dan Carpenter, 2013 33-36 91.67
3. Rian Lindell, 2007 24-27 88.89

POINTS IN A SEASON – BILLS
Carpenter’s 131 points scored in 2013 stand as the third most by a Bill in a single season in franchise history – second most by a Buffalo kicker:

MOST POINTS IN A SEASON – BILLS HISTORY
RK. PLAYER, YEAR POINTS
1. Steve Christie, 1998 140
2. O.J. Simpson, 1975 138
3. Dan Carpenter, 2013 131
4. Scott Norwood, 1988 129
5. Cookie Gilchrist, 1962 128

SECOND BEST MARK WITHIN 50 IN 2013
Carpenter capped off his 2013 campaign with 96.7 percent of his field goals made within 50 yards (29-of-30). His conversion mark on field goals within the 50 in 2013 was second best in the NFL:

FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE WITHIN 50 – NFL 2013
RK. PLAYER, TEAM PERCENT (FGM-FGA)
1. Matt Prater, DEN 100.0 (19-19)
2. Dan Carpenter, BUF 96.7 (29-30)
3. Greg Zuerlein, STL 96.2 (25-26)
4. Blair Walsh, MIN 96.0 (24-25)
5. Dan Bailey, DAL 95.7 (22-23)

FOURTH-MOST FIELD GOALS MADE SINCE 2008
Since entering the NFL in 2008, Carpenter has converted 160-of-191 field goals along with 186-of-187 point after tries in 92 games. His 160 field goals made are fourth most in the NFL since 2008:

FIELD GOALS MADE – 2008-CURRENT
RK. PLAYER, TEAM FIELD GOALS MADE
1. David Akers, PHI-SF-DET 189
2. Sebastian Janikowski, OAK 167
3. Stephen Gostkowski, NE 166
4. Dan Carpenter, MIA-BUF 160
5. Rob Bironas, TEN 159

NUMBER TO NOTE
6
Carpenter scored 10 or more points in six games in 2013 – the most such games by a Bills kicker in a season since 2008 (Rian Lindell, 6).


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