Week Three in the NFL underscored the importance of special teams and kickers in particular. There were four game-winning kicks and none bigger than Justin Tucker of the Ravens. Tucker set an NFL record with a 66-yard kick as time expired to beat the Lions. Of course, all of the kicks start with the snap and Nick Moore’s short snap to holder Sam Koch was perfect.
Prior to Tucker’s record-setting kick, the Cardinals attempted a 68-yard field goal attempt to end the first half, but Matt Prater’s attempt was short and returned for a touchdown by the Jaguars.
There were a few tryouts this week for snappers, as the Falcons worked out Drew Scott and the Lions brought in veteran Beau Brinkley. Brinkley was later added to the practice squad for the weekend then released.
Two snappers added tackles in punt coverage this week, with Matt Overton of the Chargers recording a solo tackle and Jake McQuaide of the Cowboys an assisted tackle last night.
The NFL Long Snappers Chart after Week Three is below.