Chris Boswell was 35/38 on field goal attempts two years ago. He hit 94 percent of his extra points. Last year, he was 13/20 and hit 89 percent of his extra points.
That’s a big part (maybe the biggest) of why the team dropped from 13 wins down to 9. He made four late game field goals in 2017. The margin for error is so slim in the NFL. It can come down to a kicker. Ask the Chicago Bears. It ain't no walk in the Cody Parkey...
53 percent of all games played in the NFL last year were within one score at the final whistle. Games are tight right now, you guys. That means the kicker is important.
Think about it. In 2017, the Steelers were 8-2 in one possession games. Boswell hit 92 percent of his field goals.
Last year, the Steelers were 6-5-1 in one score games. Chris Boswell made just 65 percent of his kicks.
You don’t think there’s a correlation? A lot goes into winning and losing games. Don't overlook the kicker.