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Redskins kicker Kai Forbath sets NFL record


Not only did the Washington Redskins earn their sixth straight victory with a win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, kicker Kai Forbath found his way into the record books.

Forbath hit a pair of field goals in the first half against the Eagles — one from 45 yards and a second from 42 yards — to improve to a perfect 17-for-17 on the year. With the 42-yard field goal, Forbath surpassed the record held by New Orleans Saints kicker Garrett Hartley for consecutive made field goals to start a career.

“It’s awesome,” Forbath said, via Mike Jones of the Washington Post. “I couldn’t have asked for a better start and being with guys like [long-snapper] Nick Sundberg and [punter/holder] Sav Rocca, and having all the trust in them that they’ll get the ball down just makes my job a lot easier. I’ve been happy we’ve converted on all our attempts so far, and [I’m] going to take it one week at a time like we’ve been doing.”

The Redskins signed Forbath in October after Billy Cundiff was released following five missed field goals in the first five games of the season.

Forbath was an undrafted free agent out of UCLA that landed with the Dallas Cowboys last season. He was placed on the non-football injury list and released last April. Forbath went to training camp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but was unable to beat out incumbent Connor Barth and subsequently released before landing with the Redskins.

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19 Responses to “Redskins kicker Kai Forbath sets NFL record”
  1. logicalvoicesays says: Dec 25, 2012 2:01 AM

    This is how I love PFT. At least 2 Redskins articles everyday. Kai is the best Kicker since Vinateri.

  2. wayne1693 says: Dec 25, 2012 3:08 AM

    There should be a ‘Kicker of the Year’ Award, which would also include punters. Guys like Forbath, & punters who consistently give the opposing team bad field position, are not appreciated enough in the NFL.

  3. hovenaut says: Dec 25, 2012 3:56 AM

    Cobra Kai!

    Skins kicking has been less than stellar in recent years. Here’s to continued success and a long career in D.C. for #2.

  4. vexey says: Dec 25, 2012 7:21 AM

    “Cobra” Kai Forbath

  5. skins0ntop says: Dec 25, 2012 7:44 AM

    Placing the baddest-snapper-on-the-planet as the one designated player who returns from injury doesn’t look so bad now, does it.

  6. skinsgal4life says: Dec 25, 2012 7:46 AM

    Like RG3, he has an incredible season. I hope to see both those of guys in Burgundy and Gold for a long time!

  7. rg3enoughsaid says: Dec 25, 2012 7:56 AM

    I asked for a cobra Kai jersey for christmas! First there was Chip.. and 20yrs later there was Kai!

  8. dsb84 says: Dec 25, 2012 8:59 AM

    Blair Walsh

  9. donny1rodriguez says: Dec 25, 2012 9:53 AM

    Nice job on staying perfect, but only one of those 17 kicks was from 50+, and that was only a 50 yarder…Ravens rookie justin tucker is 19/21 with a 56 yard long.

  10. ludacrish05 says: Dec 25, 2012 10:04 AM

    Our pieces are coming together! HTTR!

  11. leksington says: Dec 25, 2012 10:27 AM

    This is a historic year for rookie kickers.

    Justin Tucker is have the best kicker season in Ravens history (after having Matt Stover that is really saying something).

    -Stover 2006:
    28/30 (93.3%), 7 40-49 yds, 1 50+ yds, LNG of 52
    -Tucker 2012:
    29/31 (93.5%), 11 40-49 yds, 4 50+ yds, LNG of 56

    And the Rams’ Greg Zuerlein has 7 50+ yard FGs and is closing in on the single season record for 50+ FGs.

  12. leksington says: Dec 25, 2012 10:34 AM

    “I asked for a cobra Kai jersey for christmas! First there was Chip.. and 20yrs later there was Kai!

    Chip Lohmiller? Are you kidding me? No love for Mark Moseley (Skins’ kicker from 1974-1986)?

    The 1982 NFL MVP (the only kicker ever to win the MVP) Mark Moseley? The Redskins all time scoring leader Mark Moseley?

    Your failure at redskins history is disappointing. 😦

  13. jessethebody says: Dec 25, 2012 10:34 AM

    If you’re looking for the best kicker in the league you may want to look at Vikings rookie Blair Walsh. 32/35 and 1 of his 3 misses was a block. He has a whopping 9 for 9 over 50 yds. 16 of his makes are from 40+. He can boot the ball through the uprights on kickoffs as well. The Blair Walsh Project is no longer a project.

  14. ziplock10 says: Dec 25, 2012 12:23 PM

    I was at the Redskins/Ravens game. During the intermission before OT, both kickers came out to try a few kicks. Kai missed every time soo badly, they went wide into the stands, all three attempts!

    Dude is money! Just like that 6th round pick we got for Sunny D McNabb! Alfred Morris=$$$$$

    Oh yeah… so is Bob…

  15. geofferystevens says: Dec 25, 2012 12:54 PM

    Mark Moseley was the Man!

  16. dsb84 says: Dec 25, 2012 2:21 PM

    “And the Rams’ Greg Zuerlein has 7 50+ yard FGs and is closing in on the single season record for 50+ FGs.”

    Blair Walsh already broke the record and has no misses over 50 yards.

  17. ziplock10 says: Dec 25, 2012 2:41 PM

    geofferystevens says: Dec 25, 2012 12:54 PM

    Mark Moseley was the Man!

    He was the 1982 NFL MVP!

    THAT will never happen again!!

  18. rickc402 says: Dec 26, 2012 12:27 AM

    Every Redakin on that team said it, no Mosley no Super Bowl. Of course it was Riggins that threw the nail in the Coffin.

  19. mattw70 says: Dec 27, 2012 12:53 AM

    Kai doesn’t kick more than half his games in domes,like the above mentioned,Vikings kicker and Rams.
    That’s a major advantage.

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