Top 20 Scorers

02/22/2005

Four of the seven active placekickers who rank in the Top 20 scorers of all-time added 100-point seasons to their career totals in 2004. Another pair of active kickers in the Top 20 just missed the century-mark and finished with 99 points.

 Elam - T20 - 2005
Jason Elam

Leading the way was the Denver Broncos Jason Elam whose 129 points in 2004 helped him climb from 19th to 14th all-time in scoring. Elam has recorded 100-point seasons in each of his 12 years in the NFL. Other 100-point scorers during the NFL’s 85th season in 2004 included Matt Stover of the Baltimore Ravens (No. 11th all-time), the New Orleans Saints’ John Carney (No. 10), and Jason Hanson of the Detroit Lions. Hanson was the only newcomer to the Top 20 scorers this past season and currently ranks 20th all-time with 1,336 points.

The game’s second leading scorer of all-time, Morten Andersen, added 99 points in 2004 as a member of the Minnesota Vikings. Steve Christie of the New York Giants also totaled 99 points to climb into 12th all-time.

The other active placekicker in 2004 is the NFL’s career record holder, Gary Anderson of the Tennessee Titans. He added 88 points to bring his career point total to 2,434 points.

(At the Start of the 2005 NFL Season )
Rank   Player League
Yrs.
TD
PAT
FG
Total
1 (1) GARY ANDERSON NFL
23
0
820
538
2,434
2 (2) MORTEN ANDERSEN NFL
23
0
798
520
2,358
3 (3) George Blanda * NFL-AFL
26
9
943
335
2,002
4 (4) Norm Johnson NFL
18
0
638
366
1,736
5 (5) Nick Lowery NFL
18
0
562
383
1,711
6 (6) Jan Stenerud * AFL-NFL
19
0
580
373
1,699
7 (7) Lou Groza * AAFC-NFL
21
1
810
264
1,608
8 (8) Eddie Murray NFL
19
0
538
352
1,594
9 (9) Al Del Greco NFL
17
0
543
347
1,584
10 (12) JOHN CARNEY NFL
17
0
442
365
1,537
11 (18) MATT STOVER NFL
14
0
431
350
1,481
12 (16) STEVE CHRISTIE NFL
15
0
468
336
1,476
13 (10) Pat Leahy NFL
18
0
558
304
1,470
14 (19) JASON ELAM NFL
12
0
491
317
1,442
15 (11) Jim Turner AFL-NFL
16
1
521
304
1,439
16 (13) Matt Bahr NFL
17
0
522
300
1,422
17 (14) Mark Moseley NFL
16
0
482
300
1,382
18 (15) Jim Bakken NFL
17
0
534
282
1,380
19 (17) Fred Cox NFL
15
0
519
282
1,365
20 (--) JASON HANSON NFL
13
0
412
308
1,336
 
2004 Notes:
JASON HANSON entered the Top 20 during Week 2 of the 2004 NFL Season. Jim Breech (517 PATs, 243 FGs = 1246 points) was displaced from the Top 20.
Next in Line:
Those players active in 2004 who rank the closest to a Top 20 ranking: JERRY RICE (1,256) and JOHN KASAY (1,184).
 
ACTIVE IN 2004
* Pro Football Hall of Fame Member
( ) - indicates rank at the start of the 2004 season

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