Kasay, Elam give Panthers, Falcons edge in clutch
Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas
Since playoff games often come down to a field goal, the Falcons and Panthers have something good going for them.
Both teams have veteran kickers. Atlanta's Jason Elam and Carolina's John Kasay each have made plenty of clutch kicks throughout their careers. But, even late in their careers, Kasay and Elam still are at the top of their games.
According to ESPN Stats & Information, Elam and Kasay were among the best kickers in the league this season when attempting field goals from 40 yards or longer. Here's a look at how all the playoff kickers ranked in that category.
1:00 PM ET Chicago Carolina 1:00 PM ET Cleveland Tennessee 1:00 PM ET St. Louis Philadelphia 1:00 PM ET Atlanta New York 1:00 PM ET Tampa Bay New Orleans 1:00 PM ET Houston Dallas 1:00 PM ET Buffalo Detroit 1:00 PM ET Baltimore Indianapolis 1:00 PM ET Pittsburgh Jacksonville 4:05 PM ET Arizona Denver 4:25 PM ET Kansas City San Francisco 4:25 PM ET New York San Diego 8:30 PM ET Cincinnati New England