"Field goal kicking," says Rams special teams coach Frank Ganz, "is like driving a nitroglycerin truck. You have to be absolutely precise to do the job right." In the first five weeks of the NFL season, 10 games have been decided in the final seconds or sent into overtime by made or missed field goals. Four games have been won with overtime field goals.
Who comes through when the game is on the line? To find out, we ranked active players in clutch-kicking efficiency. Our definition of a clutch kick: one that ties the score or puts a team ahead in the last two minutes or wins a game in overtime. A kicker needed at least 10 clutch field goal attempts in his career to make the list. Here are the top 10:
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