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Cairo Santos was really, really accurate in 2020

By Lester A. Wiltfong [email protected] Jun 4, 2021, 1:30pm CDT

When it comes to making field goals in the NFL, kickers have 18 feet, 6 inches to work with above the crossbar that’s 10 feet off the ground.

As Chicago Bears fans, we know just how critical it is for kickers to split those uprights.

The 2018 season could have gone much differently had the Bears kicker not been so prone to doinking (and double-doinking) things that year.

The shape of the football lends itself to wobbling one way or the other depending on the wind conditions, so the truer a kicker’s aim is, the more likely he is to keep the football as far away from the goalposts as possible.

That’s something that Cairo Santos did exceptionally well during the 2020 season for the Bears.

We all know about his franchise-high of 27 consecutive field goals made during the season, and his franchise-high field goal completion percentage of 92.8%, but this Next Gen stat shows just how good he was a year ago.

Being number two behind a 4-time All-Pro is some good company to keep, and just being 1.2 yards off center on all field goal attempts is an incredible feat.

Earlier this year the Bears locked the 29-year old Santos up through the 2023 season, and if can keep up this kind of accuracy he may get a few more franchise bests before he hangs them up.

https://twitter.com/NextGenStats/status/1400788423728799746?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1400788423728799746%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_c10&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.windycitygridiron.com%2F2021%2F6%2F4%2F22519236%2Fchicago-bears-cairo-santos-was-really-accurate-in-2020-next-gen-stats-doink-special-teams

 

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Not bad for a guy that was brought in to cover for an injured Eddie Piniero. Poor Eddie just can't catch a break. But then again, Eddie was brought in to compete against Santos and Santos got injured opening the door for Eddie. It all comes around again.

2021  At least I am not a Lions Fan!

Fire Nagy now!

 

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Bears' Cairo Santos now holds NFL's longest active streak of made field goals

We’ve come a long way since the kicker carousel in 2019......

Last season, Santos set a franchise record for consecutive field goals overall and in a single season with 27, which broke Robbie Gould’s previous record of 26 straight. Santos also set a single-season percentage record, connecting on 93.8 percent of his kicks (30 of 32).

With his 33-yard field goal against the Lions on Sunday, Santos’ streak was extended to 32 straight. And thanks to misses by the Patriots’ Nick Folk and the Giants’ Graham Gano, Santos now holds the NFL’s longest active streak of made field goals with 32.

Santos hasn’t missed a field goal since Week 3 of the 2020 season.

https://bearswire.usatoday.com/2021/10/04/bears-cairo-santos-holds-nfl-longest-made-field-goal-streak-week-4/

 

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PapaBear.OR wrote:

Bears' Cairo Santos now holds NFL's longest active streak of made field goals

We’ve come a long way since the kicker carousel in 2019......

Last season, Santos set a franchise record for consecutive field goals overall and in a single season with 27, which broke Robbie Gould’s previous record of 26 straight. Santos also set a single-season percentage record, connecting on 93.8 percent of his kicks (30 of 32).

With his 33-yard field goal against the Lions on Sunday, Santos’ streak was extended to 32 straight. And thanks to misses by the Patriots’ Nick Folk and the Giants’ Graham Gano, Santos now holds the NFL’s longest active streak of made field goals with 32.

Santos hasn’t missed a field goal since Week 3 of the 2020 season.

https://bearswire.usatoday.com/2021/10/04/bears-cairo-santos-holds-nfl-longest-made-field-goal-streak-week-4/

 

Robbie who?

2021  At least I am not a Lions Fan!

Fire Nagy now!

 

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