Evan McPherson has been a breakout star for the Bengals during their run to Super Bowl 56.
The rookie, fifth-round pick out of Florida has been one of the most prolific kickers in recent playoff history. He has made all 12 of his field-goal attempts to date, including three of 50-plus yards and two walk-off, game-winning ones in three games.
Just how impre sive are those numbers? Well, McPherson is on the verge of breaking the NFL record for most made field goals in St. Louis Cardinals Jersey a single postseason during the 2022 Super Bowl. That record is currently held by a future Hall of Famer, Adam Vinatieri.
Any time you're keeping that type of company, it's good news.
Where does McPherson rank among the most prolific kickers in NFL postseason history? Here's a breakdown of just how impre sive McPherson's performance has been during his first NFL postseason action.
Most field goals in a single NFL postseason
McPherson currently ranks second in total field goals made during a single NFL postseason. He has made all 12 of his field-goal attempts in the three games leading up to Super Bowl 56.
The only player ahead of McPherson Dexter Fowler Jersey on the list is Adam Vinatieri. He made 14 of his 15 attempts during the 2007 NFL playoffs, when the Colts beat the Bears in Super Bowl in Super Bowl 51.
Vinatieri's record was set 15 years ago, and only one other player in NFL history reached double-digit makes in a postseason before McPherson came along. With a big game, he can catapult himself to the top of Orlando Cepeda Jersey the list and make the record a very hard one for future kickers to break.
Below is the list of kickers that have made eight or more field goals during a single NFL postseason.
RankPlayerFG madeTeamYear1Adam Vinatieri14Colts20062Evan McPherson12Bengals20213Brandon McManus10Broncos2015T-4David Akers9Eagles2008T-4Steve Christie9Bills1992T-4John Kasay9Panthers2003T-4Chuck Nelson9Vikings1987T-4Ryan Succop9Buccaneers2020T-9Stephen Gostkowski8Patriots2006T-9Greg Zuerlein8Rams2018T-9Lawrence Tynes8Giants2011T-9Mike Hollis8Jaguars1996T-9Steven Hauschka8Seahawks2003T-9Tony Franklin8Patriots1985T-9Al Del Greco8Titans1999T-9Chris Boswell8Steelers2016T-9Matt Bahr8Giants1990
McPherson, 22, is the youngest player on the list to hit eight-plus field goals since Stephen Gostkowski accomplished that feat with the Patriots in 2006. Gostkowski was also 22 at that time.
Most field goals made in a single playoff game
McPherson hasn't quite cracked the top-10 on this list yet. Chris Boswell Enos Slaughter Jersey owns the record for the most made field goals in a playoff game, as he once made six kicks during the Steelers' 18-16 victory over the Chiefs in the 2017 NFL playoffs.
Ten other kickers have logged at least five field goals in a single playoff game. Adam Vinatieri is the only one to do it twice.
RankPlayerFG madeTeamYear1Chris Boswell6Steelers2016T-2Michael Badgley5Chargers2018T-2Brandon McManus5Broncos2015T-2Mason Crosby5Packers2014T-2Adam Vinatieri5Colts2006T-2Adam Vinatieri5Patriots2003T-2Jeff Wilkins5Rams2003T-2John Kasay5Panthers2003T-2Brad Daluiso5Giants1996T-2Steve Christie5Bills1992T-2Matt Bahr5Giants1990T-2Chuck Nelson5Vikings1987
McPherson falls just outside the top candidates here. That said, he has made four field goals in each of his three Keith Hernandez Jersey postseason games. That puts him in a tie for the 17th-most in a single playoff game, and he is also the only player in NFL history to make at least four field goals in three postseason games.
Longest field goals in NFL postseason history
The longest field goals in NFL postseason history belong toPete Stoyanovich and Graham Gano, who have each made a 58-yard field goal.
Stoyanovich's came during a 1990 wild-card meeting between his Dolphins and the Chiefs. He made the kick during the second quarter of Miami's 17-16 victory.
Meanwhile, Gano's make came during an NFC wild-card game against the Saints during the 2018 NFL postseason. He nailed the 58-yarder before halftime to cut New Orleans' lead to 21-9. The Panthers' comeback ultimately came up short, as the Saints won 31-26.
McPherson hasn't made a 58-yard attempt yet, but he has made three attempts of 50-plus yards this postseason. That includes a 54-yard kick against the Titans, which tied Tyler Ba s' record for Ken Boyer Jersey the longest field goal made by a rookie in postseason history.
So, McPherson may not yet be on the level of Stoyanovich or Gano, but he is still making plenty of waves as he proves to be one of the most consistently accurate kickers in the NFL.