8. Chandler Catanzaro, week 17 at Los Angeles Rams
I know some of you are saying to yourselves “are you kidding me”, but no this is serious. In a world of struggle for Cardinals kicker Chandler Catanzaro in 2016, he finally found a good week.
Of course it took 17 weeks to find that good week. Several bad weeks had left the Cardinals out of the playoffs and nothing to play for but pride on this day.
However it is worth noting Catanzaro never held his head down despite all the criticism, even if said criticism was warranted. Cat-Man had a good day in Los Angeles on New Year’s Day.
With a performance that was likely sparked by a game-winning field goal the week before at the Seattle Seahawks, Catanzaro went 5-5 on extra points and 3-3 on field goal attempts. Everything he put up was money.
Maybe because the pressure was off this day? Maybe it was the opponent? Either way, it was still a game that counted in the standings and one that maybe brought some confidence back to Catanzaro, who likely faces at the very least some competition once training camp gets started.