Week 16 NFL Picks: Patriots, Ravens Fighting For Lives, While Seahawks Securing Home Dominance

December 19, 2013 11:00 AM
Week 16 NFL Picks: Patriots, Ravens Fighting For Lives, While Seahawks Securing Home Dominance
" BOSTON (CBS) — I respect the heck out of NFL kickers. If you’ve ever attempted to boot field goals down at the local high school, how could you not? The act defies multiple laws of physics, I’m pretty sure, and it’s something that a very, very small percentage of human beings can do successfully on a consistent basis.

So when I watched Justin Tucker kick that 61-yarder on Monday night, just a week after Matt Prater set a record with a 64-yarder in Tennessee, I was impressed. That’s quite a feat.

At the same time, I became a little bit worried.

If men are now kicking 60-yard field goals with much more regularity than in the past, it changes the sport in a not-at-all insignificant way.

The game has evolved in innumerable ways since the days of leather helmets, but each step of progress is typically met with a counterbalancing step of progress that helps limit the impact. As running backs evolved into massive, muscular battle tanks, more and more 240-pound linebackers with the agility of men half their size began lining up across from them "

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