Numbers Following the NFL Regular Season

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With some key playoff matchups this week in the NFL, it is a good time to take a quick look back at some numbers from the 2014 regular season.

NFL kickers were slightly less successful compared to last season.  Kickers made 84% of their kicks, which was down 2.5% from last year.  Extra points remain nearly automatic although slightly less so this season.  This year, extra points were made 99.3% of the time compared to 99.6% last season.

The Pro Bowl long snappers will likely be chosen in the next week or two.  In the meantime, the statistical analysis team at Pro Football Focus have named Jon Dorenbos as their All-Pro snapper this season.  According to Gordon McGuinness, Dorenbos has 168 snaps and graded out at +5.1.  Dorenbos was remarkably consistent, with only three inaccurate snaps that caused his grade to slip just a bit.

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