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    The Value of the Field Goal

    Love this stat from Cold Hard Football Facts:

    BONUS FACT: According to our explorations into the pro-football-reference.com search engine, teams that kick five or more field goals in a game have a record of 143-27 since 1960. Yep. This is how we spend our lives.
    Wow.

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    Re: The Value of the Field Goal

    I tried to remember a game were a team had 5 FG's in it.
    Hard to do.
    Hard to believe there have been 170 of them.
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    Re: The Value of the Field Goal

    "Marrdro" wrote:
    I tried to remember a game were a team had 5 FG's in it.
    Hard to do.
    Hard to believe there have been 170 of them.
    They used the Pro-Football Reference.com search tools (which are freaking awesome).
    http://www.pro-football-reference.com/play-index/

    There were 3 of them last year - including the Vikings' Week 2 loss to the Colts where Longwell had 5.

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    Re: The Value of the Field Goal

    "Marrdro" wrote:
    I tried to remember a game were a team had 5 FG's in it.
    Hard to do.
    Hard to believe there have been 170 of them.
    We kicked 5 not too long ago, can't remember which game.
    Bironas kicked 8 field goals a couple years ago.

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    Re: The Value of the Field Goal

    "Zeus" wrote:
    "Marrdro" wrote:
    I tried to remember a game were a team had 5 FG's in it.
    Hard to do.
    Hard to believe there have been 170 of them.
    They used the Pro-Football Reference.com search tools (which are freaking awesome).
    http://www.pro-football-reference.com/play-index/

    There were 3 of them last year - including the Vikings' Week 2 loss to the Colts where Longwell had 5.

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    That is the one I could remember.
    Thought there was one last week as well, but again, hard to remember them.
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    Re: The Value of the Field Goal

    "i_bleed_purple" wrote:
    "Marrdro" wrote:
    I tried to remember a game were a team had 5 FG's in it.
    Hard to do.
    Hard to believe there have been 170 of them.
    We kicked 5 not too long ago, can't remember which game.
    Bironas kicked 8 field goals a couple years ago.
    That would be this game (Pro-Football Reference.com ROCKS!):
    http://www.pro-football-reference.co...0710210htx.htm

    Since 1960 - teams are 28-2 when making six or more FGs in a single game.

    http://www.pro-football-reference.co...r_by=game_date

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    Re: The Value of the Field Goal

    Simply a mind boggling stat

    I would think there would be a bit more losses if you need to kick 5 FGs in a game


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    "V4L" wrote:
    Simply a mind boggling stat

    I would think there would be a bit more losses if you need to kick 5 FGs in a game

    If you went in with the mindset that you were going to kick FGs to win, then the stats would drop significantly.

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    Re: The Value of the Field Goal

    "V4L" wrote:
    Simply a mind boggling stat

    I would think there would be a bit more losses if you need to kick 5 FGs in a game

    Actually I would think the opposite. You are obviously moving the ball well if you keep getting in range that many times. I am sure that team got a few TDs as well.

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    Re: The Value of the Field Goal

    "marstc09" wrote:
    "V4L" wrote:
    Simply a mind boggling stat

    I would think there would be a bit more losses if you need to kick 5 FGs in a game

    Actually I would think the opposite. You are obviously moving the ball well if you keep getting in range that many times. I am sure that team got a few TDs as well.
    Are you accounting for the decades of play when the goal post wasn't set back 10 yds in the end zone?
    You don't have to have that good of field position to kick a field goal.
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