NFL Power Rankings: NFL Kicker Rankings for the Divisional Round

We evaluate the league’s best kickers weekly based on skill and upcoming matchups.

Here are our updated kicker rankings heading into the divisional round:

NFL Kicker Rankings Entering Wild Card Weekend

Rank Player Team
1 Tyler Bass  Buffalo Bills
2 Robbie Gould  San Francisco 49ers
3 Harrison Butker  Kansas City Chiefs 
4 Evan McPherson  Cincinnati Bengals 
5 Riley Patterson Jacksonville Jaguars 
6 Jake Elliott  Philadelphia Eagles 
7 Brett Maher Dallas Cowboys. 
8 Graham Gano  New York Giants


1. Tyler Bass – Buffalo Bills 

Bass cashed both field goals and all four extra-point tries during the Bills Wild Card win over the Dolphins. He has been one of the league’s most consistent kickers all season, making 27-of-31 field goals and 48-of-50 extra-point tries. He remains a solid option heading into the divisional round. 

2. Robbie Gould – San Francisco 49ers

Gould gets many scoring opportunities thanks to the 49ers’ dominant offense. Historically, the 17-year veteran has performed well in the playoffs. Remember that clutch game-winner in the NFC divisional round last year? He is a solid option as long as the 49ers are in contention. 

3. Harrison Butker – Kansas City Chiefs 

In his final appearance of the regular season, Butker nailed his lone field goal attempt and all four extra-point tries. The biggest concern with Butker is his accuracy. However, he gets a lot of opportunities to score points playing behind the Chiefs’ high-powered offense. 

4. Evan McPherson – Cincinnati Bengals 

McPherson made his lone field goal attempt and went 1-for-2 on extra-point tries in the Bengals win over the Ravens. Throughout the season, he has had some ups and downs. But the Bengals are a legitimate Super Bowl contender. They could go deep into the playoffs, meaning McPherson could have his shot a redemption. 

5. Riley Patterson – Jacksonville Jaguars 

As time expired, Patterson’s 36-yard field goal sealed the deal on the Jaguars comeback victory over the Chargers. He’s got the skill and momentum it takes to succeed in the playoffs, so he’s a solid option as long as the Jags stay alive.

6. Jake Elliott – Philadelphia Eagles 

Elliott will enter the divisional round well-rested and ready to compete. In his last showing, he was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week after kicking a career-high five field goals in a single game. 

7. Brett Maher – Dallas Cowboys

The Wild Card round was a nightmare for Maher. He tied the NFL record for most missed PATS in a single game by halftime and then missed a record fourth in the second half. They weren’t close misses either; he was shanking them into the stands. The only reason Maher isn’t at the bottom of this list is because of the Cowboys’ winning performance. 

8. Graham Gano – New York Giants

The 13-year vet made his lone field goal attempt during the Giants’ win over the Vikings. As one of the most accurate kickers in the league, he finished the regular season hitting 90.6% of field goal attempts. He falls to the bottom of this list only because the Giants will face the heavyweight Eagles this weekend, so his scoring opportunities could be limited.