The NFL is a kicker's world

Here's a salute to the NFL's kickers -- the true heroes of the first three weeks of the seasons.

Updated: September 29, 2004, 12:05 PM ET
By Tim Keown | Page 2

Here's a question that seems to fit with the season: Why is a tight, low-scoring baseball game riveting and a tight, low-scoring football game a horrible bore? Not every game of the NFL's Week 3 was 6-3 like Atlanta-Arizona, but there were enough stinkers to make you realize the big winners of the young football season so far are the field-goal kickers.

As the kids and Woody Paige say these days, I'm buying kickers. With head coaches, especially the young ones, figuring conservatism is ...

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