What does it take for a team to break a long losing streak? It takes a crazy kicker. At least that was the case for the St. Louis Rams, who broke a 17-game losing streak thanks in no small part to placekicker Josh Brown. We named Brown one of the league’s most clutch kickers a few weeks ago, but in this game Brown completed his first career pass for a 46-yard touchdown as the Rams faked a 54-yard field goal in the final minute of the first half. The Brown TD put the Rams up 10-2, and they went on to win 17-10.
You can watch Brown’s heroics in the highlights here.
We’ve also retroactively awarded our crazy kicker award to Seattle punter Jon Ryan. Somehow we missed it, but Ryan had a 42-yard pass to John Carlson in Week 6 against the Cardinals. I couldn’t find the video, but the Seahawks radio call is here. The fact that we can give this award to a Canadian is especially sweet.
Crazy Kickers of the Week
Preseason Week 0/1 – P A.J. Trapasso, Titans
Preseason Week 2 – WR/PK Chad Ochocinco, Bengals
Week 1 – P/holder Hunter Smith, Redskins
Week 3 – P/holder Brian Moorman, Bills
Week 5 – P Steve Weatherford, Jets
Week 6 – P Jon Ryan, Seahawks
Week 8 – PK Josh Brown, Rams