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These Are the Top Ten NFL Scorers of All Time

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November 18, 2021 at 12:24 pm ET

These Are the Top Ten NFL Scorers of All Time(PHOTO: Matt Kryger/IndyStar)
Posted: Nov 18, 2021 12:24
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NFL High Scorers

The NFL has a hall of fame where you can review all of the best scores in NFL history and who achieved them. The list is truly mind-blowing; we never knew that those scores could get so high! To make things a little simpler, we have taken a look at the list and condensed it into the top ten NFL high scores of all time. You need to be armed with this knowledge to be sure of your bets! We’ve listed the score, the player, and a little bit about them so that you have all the facts for this football season so that you can place your NFL bets against the spread and win!

Adam Vinatieri

Top scorer of all time: 2,673

Adam Matthew Vinatieri spent 24 seasons as a placekicker in the NFL, with the New England Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts. Not only is he the NFL’s leading scorer of all time, but he is also considered to be one of the greatest placekickers in history, and he holds the NFL records for field goals, postseason points, and overtime field goals. Vinatieri is beloved by fans for his accuracy as a kicker and his stress in high-pressure situations. He made the kick that earned the Patriots their first-ever championship and made the winning kick in blizzard conditions in the AFC Divisional Playoff game.

Morten Andersen

Second best scorer of all time: 2,544

Morten Andersen, otherwise known as The Great Dane (because of his Danish heritage), is a 24 season NFL veteran. He spent his time in the NFL playing for the New Orleans Saints and the Atlanta Falcons. His career spanned from 1982 to 2007, and he holds the NFL record for regular-season games played.  He is the All Saints’ all-time high score holder, with 1,318 points. The Great Dane was inducted into the professional football hall of fame in 2017, ten years after he retired, and is one of only two placekickers to have ever received the honor.

Gary Anderson

Third place scorer: 2,434

While football is an American sport, this player is actually South African by birth. Gary Allan Anderson played NFL football for 23 seasons as a placekicker. He is the first South African to ever appear in the NFL in a regular-season game and spent his career playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Minnesota Vikings. Over his 23 years in the NFL, he earned four Pro Bowl and two first-team honors and was named as part of the NFL’s second All-Decade team.

Jason Hanson

Fourth place scorer: 2,150

Jason Hanson began his illustrious career playing college football for the Washington State Cougars. He went on to play in the NFL for the Detroit Lions. Hanson played in the NFL for 21 years and kicked off that career, being picked by the Lions in the second round of the 1992 draft. 56th overall pick. Hanson is not only a seasoned player, but he also holds many kicking and scoring records. He is often mentioned as one of the best-loved players in the Lions’ history.

John Carney

Fifth place scorer: 2,062

Starting out his career playing college football for Notre Dame would eventually lead John Carney to become the NFL’s fifth-best scorer of all time. Carney has moved around a fair amount over the course of his career, having played for the Cincinnati Bengals, Tampa Buccaneers, San Diego Chargers, New Orleans Saints, Los Angeles Rams, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, and the New York Giants. Not only did he play for them, but he also went on to work for the Chiefs as a kicking consultant.

Matt Stover

Sixth place scorer: 2,004

John Matthew Stover was a placekicker who played in the NFL for 20 seasons. He started out his career playing for the New York Giants, then the Cleveland Browns, the Baltimore Ravens, and the Indianapolis Colts. His 2000 season was wildly successful and saw him earn his Pro Bowl and All-Pro honors and help his team win the Superbowl.

George Blanda

Seventh place scorer: 2,002

When George Blanda retired, he was the NFL’s all-time All-Pro leading points scorer, quite an honor! Blanda played as a placekicker and a quarterback over his 26 season career. He retired from pro football in 1976 and is one of only two players in the world ever to have ever played football in four different decades.

Jason Elam

Eighth place scorer: 1,983

Jason Elam was drafted by the Denver Broncos in 1993 and went on to play 15 seasons with them, followed by two seasons with the Atlanta Falcons. Placekicker Elam won two Superbowl rings and was tied with two other incredible players for the longest field goal in NFL history.

John Kasay

Ninth place scorer: 1,970

Kasay is a 21 year NFL veteran. He spent most of his career with the Carolina Panthers but also played with the Seattle Seahawks and the New Orleans Saints. The placekicker would go on to become the Panthers’ all-time leading scorer and earn his Pro Bowl honors in 1996.

Sebastian Janikowski

Tenth place scorer: 1,913

Sebastian Pawel Janikowski was a valuable member of the NFL for 19 seasons. He is one of only three placekickers ever to be selected in the first round of the NFL draft. In his time, Janikowski was the Oakland Raiders’ all-time high scorer, and he spent his final season playing for the Seattle Seahawks. He was also tied for the longest successful field goal at the time, which is still the third-longest in NFL history. A career highlight indeed.

Wrap Up

The NFL is the home of some of the most incredible sportsmen in sporting history. Their athletic ability and prowess with a football are second to none, and they spend their careers doing their teams proud. We wish them all best of luck for this season!

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