Jason Hanson moves into third place on NFL's all-time scoring list

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Lions kicker Jason Hanson moved into third place on the NFL's all-time scoring list on Sunday.

Detroit Lions kicker Jason Hanson has seen a lot of action so far this season. Unfortunately, it's because the Lions' offense keeps having to settle for field goals instead of getting into the end zone. I'd much rather see Hanson for extra points than field goals, but there have been quite a few of the latter through five games.

On Sunday, Hanson once again was a busy man, connecting on all four of his field goal attempts, including the game-winning kick in overtime. The most important thing was that he made all of his kicks and helped the Lions snap their losing streak, but he achieved quite the personal feat during Sunday's game. Specifically, he passed John Carney on the NFL's all-time scoring list. Carney was sitting at 2,062 points, and Hanson moved past him with his 14-point day. Hanson is now in third place on the list with a total of 2,074 career points scored.

For those looking ahead, Hanson would need 360 more points to tie Gary Anderson for second place on the all-time scoring list. To move into first place ahead of Morten Anderson, Hanson would need 471 more points.

As pointed out by the Free Press, Hanson also passed Carney on the list of career field goals made. Carney was third in NFL history with 478 before Hanson's four-field goal day gave him 479 for his career.

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