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.

19 responses to “Redskins kicker Kai Forbath sets NFL record

  1. 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.

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

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. “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. 😦

  7. 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.

  8. 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…

  9. “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.

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

    Mark Moseley was the Man!

    He was the 1982 NFL MVP!

    THAT will never happen again!!

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