Kasay joined the Saints on Tuesday.|||||||
He comes in as an insurance policy after Garrett Hartley hurt his right hip while kicking an extra point in New Orleans' victory at Oakland on Sunday night.
Kasay booted a 27-yard field goal as the Panthers were crushed by the Steelers 27-3 on Thursday night.|||||||
Kasay has been a bright spot in a poor season for Carolina. He has made all 16 extra points and 14 of 18 field goals, including three of four from at least 50 yards out.
Kasay had a season-high four field goals to help the Panthers to a 19-12 win over Arizona on Sunday.|||||||
The veteran, who is 23 of 27 this season, has made at least 22 field goals in each of the past six seasons.
Kasay has become the seventh player in NFL history with 400 field goals.|||||||
The 40-year-old Kasay hit a 23-yarder in the first quarter Sunday against Tampa Bay to join an exclusive list that includes all-time leader Morten Andersen, who has 565 field goals. Gary Anderson, John Carney, Matt Stover, Jason Elam and Jason Hanson are the other kickers with more than 400 field goals. Kasay is the final member of expansion Carolina's original team in 1995. He entered the game needing seven points to move into the top 10 in NFL scoring.
Kasay kicked four long field goals, including the game-winner, in Sunday's 26-24 win over Tampa Bay. He kicked field goals of 51, 50 and 49 yards before the 46-yarder to win the game with two seconds remaining. That's an NFL record: four FGs of 46-plus yards in one game.|||||||
The Panthers offense sputtered a bit this season and has relied on Kasay's accuracy. He is 8-for-8 on field-goal attempts this season and 3-for-3 on extra points. He has connected on 318 of 395 career field-goal attempts.