Rackers having historic season

Cardinals kicker Neil Rackers is leading the way in what is shaping up as a strong year for place-kickers.

Updated: November 4, 2005, 1:42 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

In a half-season defined by inconsistencies and instability, and in which very little has followed the punditry of training camp prognostications, at least a few elements of the game have held form.

Among them: More than one-quarter of the games contested through the first eight weeks of this 2005 season, 30 of 116 games, or 25.9 percent, were decided by three or fewer points. That is consistent with the recent trend, in which more than 23 percent of all games since 1999 had a differential ...

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