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Matt Bryant breaks all-time franchise scoring record held by Morten Andersen

It’s probably fair to call him the best kicker in franchise history, at this point.

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Matt Bryant came into Week 8 against the Packers needing just four points to break Morten Andersen’s all-time franchise scoring record of 806 points, and he got it done in the first quarter. His 36 yard field goal in the first quarter tied the record, and then his extra point broke it.

Bryant should continue to build on his record in the weeks ahead, and he’ll go down as arguably the greatest kicker in franchise history. He’s made a habit of hitting difficult kicks in pressure-packed situations, he’s in the team record books now, and he’s one of the few kickers in NFL history to still perform at a high level after the age of 40. I have nothing but great things to say about Money, and I hope he beats the odds and winds up kicking here for several more seasons.

Congratulations, Matt Bryant!