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Old 08-20-2016, 12:11 PM   #11
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NFL records - At the end of his career Andersen held the following NFL records (As of 2009):
  • Most games played (career) – 382[14]
  • Most consecutive games played by a placekicker – 248
  • Most field goals attempted (career) – 709[15]
  • Most field goals (career) – 565[16]
  • Most points (career) – 2,544[17]
  • Most seasons, 75 or more points (career) – 24[18]
  • Most consecutive seasons, 75 or more points (career) – 23
  • Most seasons, 90 or more points (career) – 22[19]
  • Most seasons, 98 or more points (career) – 18[20]
  • Most game winning field goals (career) – 103
  • Games with 1+ field goals (career) – 299[21]
  • Games with 2+ field goals (career) – 178[22]
  • Oldest player to score 14 points in a game – 47 years, 133 days (for Atlanta Falcons vs. Seattle Seahawks, December 30, 2007)[23]
  • Oldest player to kick 4 field goals in a game – 47 years, 42 days (for Atlanta Falcons vs. Houston Texans, September 30, 2007)[24]
  • Oldest player to kick 5 field goals in a game – 46 years, 43 days[25]
  • Most field goals attempted of 50 or more yards (total) – 84
  • Most field goals (50 or more yards) in a game – 3 (vs. New Orleans, December 10, 1995) (tied with Neil Rackers, Connor Barth, Kris Brown, Sebastian Janikowski, and Josh Scobee)
  • Most consecutive games scoring (career) – 360
  • Most games scoring (career) – 379
  • Most consecutive seasons scoring (career) – 23 – tied with Gary Anderson
  • Most consecutive calendar years scoring (career) – 26

Team Scoring Records:
  • New Orleans Saints- 1,318 points
  • Atlanta Falcons – 806 points

(Only player to hold career statistical franchise record for two NFL teams)
  • New Orleans Saints – FGs made/attempted: 302/389
  • Atlanta Falcons – FGs made/attempted: 184/224
  • New Orleans Saints – PATs made/attempted: 412/418
  • Atlanta Falcons – PATs made/attempted: 254/256

Pro Bowl records:
  • Most points in Pro Bowl (total) – 45 (15 points after touchdown, 10 field goals)
  • Most points after touchdown in Pro Bowl (total) – 15
  • Most field goal attempts in Pro Bowl (total) – 18
  • Most field goals in Pro Bowl (total) – 10

Andersen holds 2nd place in the following NFL records:
  • Most PATs attempted (career) – 859 (1st place: George Blanda, 959)
  • Most PATs made (career) – 849 (1st place: George Blanda, 943)
  • Most seasons – 25 (1st place: George Blanda, 26)
  • Most seasons, 100 or more points – 14 (1st place: Jason Elam, 16)[26]
  • Most games with 5 or more field goals (career) – 9 (John Carney, 11)

Andersen had stated that his goal was to be the first NFL player to play until he turns 50 in 2010.[27] However he retired December 8, 2008 – just two days after he would have become the oldest player ever to appear in an NFL game, if he had gotten a contract. The record held by George Blanda still stands – Blanda played in his last NFL game on January 4, 1976 (the 1975 AFC Championship) at the age of 48 years, 109 days.

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Morten Andersen got us through some tough years.
400 yards of offense with 4-5 field goals almost weekly.
We would win 12-10 on 4 field goals - back when defense was a thing.
Then he killed us when he got to Atlanta.
I can't even remember how many times he beat us, but I remember it was him.
Not mad at him one bit.
He's getting in the hall. It just might take a minute.
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He extended the careers of many of KO returners.
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Will NFL's all-time leading scorer, Morten Andersen, finally get Hall call?

Morten Andersen played in more games (382) and scored more points (2,544) than any player in NFL history. Focus on Sport/Getty Images

Mike Triplett
ESPN Staff Writer

NEW ORLEANS -- Morten Andersen's résumé speaks for itself.

But just in case you don't want to scan through the list of historic numbers he produced in his 25-year career as the NFL's all-time leading scorer, you can listen to current Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker, who sums up Andersen's Hall of Fame candidacy nicely:

"When you're talking about winning games, the leading point scorer has gotta be included in that," Tucker said. "And Morten Andersen is one of the greatest closers in our game."

I spoke with some of today's great kickers, like Tucker and Adam Vinatieri, for a story I'll post Saturday -- when we find out if Andersen finally gets into the Hall of Fame on his fourth try or whether he has to wait yet another year.

Andersen, who spent most of his career with the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons, is trying to become only the second true kicker elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, joining Jan Stenerud from the class of 1991. Andersen has been eligible since 2013, and he has been a finalist in each of the past two years. But he has yet to make the cut down to the final 10.

Among the most impressive arguments for Andersen:

Not only is he the leading scorer in NFL history with 2,544 points, he has actually scored more than twice as many points as all-time touchdown leader Jerry Rice.

Andersen is the leading scorer in both Saints history and Falcons history. He began his career in New Orleans from 1982-94 and played in Atlanta from 1995-2000 and 2006-07. He also played for the New York Giants, Kansas City Chiefs and Minnesota Vikings.

Andersen's 360-game scoring streak is the longest in NFL history by nearly 100 games.

He was a member of both the 1980s and 1990s all-decade teams, and was selected to seven Pro Bowls and five All-Pro teams.

Andersen's biggest kick was the 38-yard overtime field goal in the 1998 season NFC Championship Game against the Vikings that sent Atlanta to Super Bowl XXXIII.

The biggest knock against Andersen is probably his accuracy. He made 79.7 percent of his field goals, which is good but not elite. However, he was elite when it came to leg strength. Andersen set then-records for the most 50-yard field goals in a career (40) and a season (eight in 1995).

Will Morten Andersen finally get into the Pro Football Hall of Fame? - New Orleans Saints Blog- ESPN

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