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Here’s my Week 14 kicker rankings.

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1. David Akers (PHI) @DAL:  Has 12 more points than any other kicker.
2. Josh Brown (STL) @NO:  Has seven FGs in past two games. Saints havea allowed 20.
3. Matt Bryant (ATL) @Carolina:  Averaging 2 FGs and 2.6 PATs in past five games.
4. Neil Rackers (HOU) vs. BAL:  Five FGs and 8 PATs in past three games. Ravens have allowed 23 FGs.
5. Dan Carpenter (MIA) @NYJ:  Kicked 3 FGs last time he faced Jets. Leads league with 27 FGs.
6. Adam Vinatieri (IND) @TEN:  Tied for eighth with 89 points. Titans have allowed 30 FGs.
7. Sebastian Janikowski (OAK)@JAX:  Struggled of late, but still ranks among leaders in FGs and points.
8. Olindo Mare (SEA) @SF: 10th in the league with 88 points. Niners have allowed 23 FGs.
9. Garrett Hartley (NO) vs. STL:  Five FGs and seven PATs in last two games. Rams have allowed 28 FGs.
10. Matt Prater (DEN) @ARI:  Cardinals have allowed league high 31 FGs.
11. Mason Crosby (GB) @DET:  87 points on the year with nine FGs from 40+ yards.
12. Billy Cundiff (BAL) @HOU:  86 points on the year. Averaing two FGs and 2.7 PATs in past six games.
13. Nate Kaeding (SD) vs. KC: Seven FGs in past two games.
14. Shaun Suisham (PIT) vs. CIN:  Six FGs in past two games. Benglas have allowed 20 FGs.
15. Shayne Graham (NE) @ CHI:  Five FGs and 19 PATs in past four games.

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Here’s my Week 13 team defense rankings.

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1. Green Bay vs. San Francisco
2. Seattle vs. Carolina
3. New York Giants vs. Washington
4. St. Louis @ Arizona
5. Chicago @ Detroit
6. New Orleans @ Cincinnati
7. San Diego vs. Oakland
8. Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh
9. Minnesota vs. Buffalo
10. Jacksonville vs. Tennessee
11. Tennessee vs. Jacksonville
12. Philadelphia vs. Houston
13. Pittsburgh @ Baltimore
14. Detroit vs. Chicago
15. New York Jets @ New England

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Inside the numbers:

  • The Packers are the latest team to try to survive the Lester’s Top-ranked Defense Curse. It’s where teams with seemingly good match-ups go sour. Without Frank Gore, the Niners should be vulnerable on the road.
  • The Seahawks, on paper, have one of the more favorable match-ups as they’re taking on Carolina at home.
  • The Rams aren’t playing at home, but Arizona is struggling to put points on the board.
  • The Bears have one of the league’s top defenses. Calvin Johnson worries me a little though. Detroit basically won the first game so there could be extra motivation there.
  • The Saints’ defense is right up there with their offense.
  • Big Ben is expected to play against the Ravens, but if they can knock him out of the game, the Steelers will be in trouble.

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Here’s my Week 13 kicker rankings.

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1. Dan Carpenter (MIA) vs. CLE:  21 FGs in past seven games.
2. David Akers (PHI) @ HOU:  17 FGs in past five games.
3. Matt Bryant (ATL) @ TB:  Four straight games with multiple FGs.
4. Josh Brown (STL) @ ARI:  20 FGs on the year. Cards have allowed 27.
5. Sebastian Janikowski (OAK) @ SD:  24 FGs on the year.
6. Josh Scobee (JAX) @ TEN:  Titans have allowed league high 29 FGs.
7. Nick Folk  (NYJ) @ NE:  9 FGs in past four games.
8. Ryan Longwell (MIN) @ BUF:  If AP is limited, expect FGs vs. Bills,who have allowed 23.
9. Adam Vinatieri (IND) vs. DAL:  Hit a rough patch, but should rebound vs. Dallas.
10. Graham Gano (WAS) @ NYG:  6 FGs in past two games. Giants have allowed 20.
11. Olindo Mare (SEA) vs. CAR:  Has 10 FGs in past three games. Panthers have allowed 22.
12. John Kasay (CAR) @ SEA:  8 FGs in past three games.
13. Neil Rackers (HOU) vs. PHI:  8 FGs in past four games.
14. Billy Cundiff (BAL) vs. PIT:  8 FGs in past four games. Steelers have allowed 21.
15. Robbie Gould (CHI) @ DET: 6 FGs in past three games.

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Here’s my Week 12 kicker rankings.

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1. Matt Bryant (ATL) vs. GB:  Has 8 FGs in the past three games. GB has allowed 16 FGs.
2. David Akers (PHI) @ CHI:  Double-digit points in past four games.
3. Sebastian Janikowski (OAK) vs. MIA:  Leads league with 23 FGs. Dolphins have allowed 18 FGs.
4. Neil Rackers (HOU) vs. TEN:  Has 16 FGs. Titans have allowed league-high 27 FGs.
5. Nick Folk  (NYJ) vs. CIN:  Has 8 FGs in past 3 games. Cincy has allowed17 FGs.
6. Rob Bironas (TEN) @ HOU:  Multiple FGs in 6 of past 8 games. Texans have allowed 16 FGs.
7. Dan Carpenter (MIA) @ OAK:  Burned me last week, but should bounce back.
8. Graham Gano (WAS) vs. MIN:  I’m expecting bend, but don’t break defense from Vikes. Multiple FGs.
9. Adam Vinatieri (IND) vs. SD:  17 FGs on the year. SD has allowed 16.
10. Billy Cundiff (BAL) vs. TB:  10 FGs in past 4 games.
11. Robbie Gould (CHI) vs. PHI:  5 FGs in past 2 games.
12. Matt Prater (DEN) vs. STL:  Rams have allowed 24 FGs on the year.
13. Josh Brown (STL) @ DEN:  Has multiple FGs in 7 of 10 games this year.
14. Mason Crosby (GB) @ ATL:  8 of his 14 FGs have come from 40+ yards.
15. John Kasay (CAR) @ CLE:  5 FGs in past two games.

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Here’s my Week 11 kicker rankings.

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1. Dan Carpenter (MIA) vs. CHI:  17 FGs in past five games.
2. Sebastian Janikowski (OAK) @ PIT:  7 FGs in past 2 games. Steelers have allowed 17 FGs.
3. Matt Bryant (ATL) @ STL:  18 FGs on year, 4 in past two games. Rams have allowed 20 FGs.
4. Nick Folk  (NYJ) vs. HOU:  5 FGs in past two games, 18 on the year.
5. Ryan Succop (KC) vs. ARI:  Arizona has allowed 24 FGs on the year.
6. Adam Vinatieri (IND) @ NE:  Returns home. 13 FGs in past 5 games.
7. David Akers (PHI) vs. NYG:  Double-digit points in past three games.
8. Graham Gano (WAS) @ TEN:  Has 15 FGs. Titans have allowed 23 FGs.
9. Rob Bironas (TEN) vs. WAS:  16 FGs on the year. Skins have allowed 13.
10. Mason Crosby (GB) @ MIN:  His PATs and long FGs have made him valuable.
11. Connor Barth (TB) @ SF:  12 FGs on the year. Niners have allowed 19 FGs.
12. Billy Cundiff (BAL) @ CAR:  9 FGs in past four games. Panthers have allowed 18 FGs.
13. Josh Brown (STL) vs. ATL:  4 FGs in past two games, 16 on the year.
14.  Matt Prater (DEN) @ SD:  12 FGs on the year. Chargers have allowed 16 FGs.
15. Josh Scobee (JAX) vs. CLE:  14 FGs on the year, 9 from 40+ yards.

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Here’s my Week 10 kicker rankings. Keep in mind that the Green Bay, New Orleans, Oakland, and San Diego are on bye.

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1. Dan Carpenter (MIA) vs. TEN:  Has 19 FGs. Titans have allowed league high 20 FGs.
2. Matt Bryant (ATL) vs. BAL:  Tied for 3rd with 16 FGs. Ravens have allowed 16.
3. Rob Bironas (TEN) @ MIA:  Has 15 FGs. Dolphins have allowed 14.
4. Josh Brown (STL) @ SF:  Has 14 FGs. Niners have allowed 17.
5. Nick Folk  (NYJ) @ CLE:  Has 16 FGs. Browns have allowed 10.
6. David Akers (PHI) @ WAS:  Has 15 FGs. Skins have allowed 13.
7. Graham Gano (WAS) vs. PHI:  Has 15 FGs. Eagles have allowed 11.
8. Lawrence Tynes (NYG) vs. DAL:  Double-digit points in past three games.
9. Connor Barth (TB) vs. CAR:  Has 11 FGs. Panthers have allowed 17.
10. Adam Vinatieri (IND) vs. CIN:  Has 14 FGs. Bengals have allowed 14.
11. Billy Cundiff (BAL) @ ATL:  7 FGs and 6 PATs in past two games.
12. Jeff Reed (PIT) vs. NE:  Has 14 FGs. NE has allowed 13.
13. Neil Rackers (HOU) @ JAX:  Has 13 FGs. Jaguars have allowed 8.
14.  Phil Dawson (CLE) vs. NYJ:  5 FGs and 7 PATs in past two games.
15.  Ryan Succop (KC) @ DEN:  4 FGs and 3 PATs in past two games.

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Here’s my Week 9 kicker rankings. Keep in mind that the Broncos, Jaguars, Niners, Rams, Redskins, and Titans are on bye.

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1. Dan Carpenter (MIA) @ BAL:  10 FGs in past two games. Ravens have allowed 15.
2. Sebastian Janikowski (OAK) vs. KC:  Six games on the year with multiple FGs.
3. Adam Vinatieri (IND) @ PHI:  Has 9 FGs in past three games.
4. Robbie Gould (CHI) @ BUF:  Has 12 FGs. Bills have allowed 16.
5. Ryan Longwell (MIN) vs. ARI:  Arizona has allowed 17 FGs.
6. Mason Crosby (GB) vs. DAL:  Five multiple FG games. Cowboys have allowed 11 FGs.
7. Jeff Reed (PIT) @ CIN:  Has 12 FGs. Bengals have allowed 12 FGs.
8. David Akers (PHI) vs. IND:  4 FGs last week. Colts have allowed 10 FGs.
9. Mike Nugent (CIN) vs. PIT:  Multiple FGs in 5 straight before last week. Pitt allowed 15 FGs.
10. Nick Folk  (NYJ) @ DET:  Should bounce back from Sunday’s goose egg vs. Lions.
11. Neil Rackers (HOU) vs. SD:  Has 10 FGs. Chargers have allowed 13 FGs.
12. Billy Cundiff (BAL) vs. MIA:  5 FGs in past two games. Dolphins have allowed 10 FGs.
13. Lawrence Tynes (NYG) @ SEA:  2 FGs, 5 PATs last week. Seahawks have allowed 13 FGs.
14. Stephen Gostkowski (NE) @ CLE:  Just 4 PATs last week. Likely to repeat vs. Browns.
15. Matt Bryant (ATL) vs. TB: 2 FGs in past two games. Bucs have allowed just 5 FGs.

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