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Younghoe Koo

Atlanta kicker piling up the points

Another big game for Younghoe Koo today. When the Falcons signed him halfway through last season (as a replacement for struggling Matt Bryant) I don’t think anyone realized how good he was going to be.

Koo scored a league-high 84 points in the second half of last season, and he’s been just as good this year, with 81 ponts in eight games (he missed one game with an injury). The Falcons are getting him on the field, and he’s making his kicks. He’s hit all 4 of his attempts from 50-plus.

This is unusual in that Koo doesn’t play for a powerhouse team. The Falcons didn’t make the playoffs last year, and barring some kind of miracle turnaround, they aren’t going to contend for a playoff berth this year, either.

Yet Koo in his last 16 games has scored 165 kicking point. In NFL history, only one kicker has scored more points in a season. Only 15 have managed 150-plus in a season.

Koo, of course, hasn’t yet complete a season, but if you put up his season’s worth of production, it looks awfully strong.

KICKERS WITH AT LEAST 145 POINTS
YearPlayerPoints
2011David Akers, S.F.166
'19-20Younghoe Koo, Atl.165
1998Gary Anderson, Minn.164
2003Jeff Wilkins, St.L.163
1983Mark Moseley, Was.161
2013Stephen Gostkowski, N.E.158
2017Greg Zuerlein, LAR158
2016Matt Bryant, Atl.158
2003Mike Vanderjagt, Ind.157
2014Stephen Gostkowski, N.E.156
2017Stephen Gostkowski, N.E.156
2012Stephen Gostkowski, N.E.153
2015Stephen Gostkowski, N.E.151
2014Cody Parkey, Phil.150
2018Ka'imi Fairbairn, Hou.150
2013Matt Prater, Den.150
1991Chip Lohmiller, Was.149
2005Jay Feely, NYG148
2008Stephen Gostkowski, N.E.148
2011John Kasay, N.O.147
2019Harrison Butker, K.C.147
2009Nate Kaeding, S.D.146
2015Graham Gano, Car.146
2017Robbie Gould, S.F.145
1968Jim Turner, NYJ145
2012Lawrence Tynes, NYG145
1999Mike Vanderjagt, Ind.145
1996John Kasay, Car.145

—Ian Allan

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